Joined: 27 Sep 2009
|Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:01 pm Post subject: Kaplan Netiquette
|The word "netiquette" is short for "Internet etiquette." Rules of netiquette have grown organically with the growth of the Internet to help users act responsibly when they access or transmit information online. As a Kaplan University student, you should be aware of the common rules of netiquette for the Web and employ a communication style that follows these guidelines.
A Few Rules of Thumb
Be considerate. Rude or threatening language, inflammatory assertions (often referred to as "flaming"), personal attacks, and other inappropriate communication will not be tolerated.
Never post a message that is in all capital letters -- it comes across to the reader as SHOUTING! Use boldface and italics sparingly, as they can denote sarcasm.
Keep messages short and to the point.
Always practice good grammar, punctuation, and composition. This shows that youve taken the time to craft your response and that you respect your classmates' work.
Keep in mind that threaded discussions are meant to be constructive exchanges.
Be respectful and treat everyone as you would want to be treated yourself.
Use spell check!
You should also review and refer to the Electronic Communications Policy contained in the most recent Kaplan University Catalog.