For students, netiquette isn't just about having an enjoyable online experience. It affects your learning and grades.
- Students use online forums to discuss courses, compare notes and form study groups.
- Good online communication helps you and your classmates get better results.
- Well mannered students are more likely to receive useful info from others.
By following sensible rules and guidelines, everybody benefits – you and those you communicate with.
- Netiquette and internet ethics set you up to connect effectively with your online student community.
- Through sharing, you'll learn how to navigate your course (staying on top of deadlines and technology, and understanding what's expected).
- By seeing different perspectives, you'll also be better able to get on top of difficult subjects more quickly. Collective knowledge usually beats what you learn by yourself.
Enter the $2k for 200 Words Competition
- Your comment / guidelines / rules / story should be interesting, informative and/or entertaining.
- Don't write until you've thought of something good.
- As well as good content, it helps to write well. While your entry doesn't have to be a literary masterpiece, it should be grammatically correct and easy to read.
- Use the first line for the title. We'll bold the title when approving the comment.
- Include a blank line between paragraphs.
Join the discussion below – Leave a Reply – for the chance to win $2,000 (Australian) or a minor prize. The competition closes on 1 September 2017.
Just write something insightful and interesting about netiquette for students. Your comment (or response to a comment) must be 100-200 words.
The discussion will take the shape of a set of rules (guidelines) for participation in internet forums by university and college students. We are interested in your thoughts, experiences and/or recommendations about netiquette.
The basic rules are as follows.
- A comment (or response to a comment) needs to be 100-200 words to be considered for a prize. Shorter or longer comments won't be considered (but may be kept in the discussion thread).
- Maximum of 3 entries per person.
- Prizes will be paid out by PayPal using the email account supplied when you entered.
- We'll moderate your comment. It will generally be published within 24 hours. Occasionally, we may curate the discussion by deleting non-competitive entries.
- If similar entries are submitted, we'll give preference to the 1st entry received. You have a better chance to win by entering early.
- Shortlisted entries will be checked for plagiarism.