Annotation by Richard Gauger:
Lehmann, K., & Chamberlin, L. (2011, December 8). Discussion Board Etiquette. In University of Wisconsin - Stout — Schedule of Online Courses, Online Certificate Programs, and Graduate Degree . Retrieved December 14, 2011, from http://www2.uwstout.edu/content/profdev/rubrics/discuss_etiquette.html
Adapted from their book, Lehmann, Kay and Lisa Chamberlin (2009).Making the Move to eLearning: Putting Your Course Online, pp. 141-145. Rowman & Littlefield Education Publishers. (Available in hard back, soft cover, and Kindle) this web article is a fabulous resource for preparing for and understanding the etiquette of online discussion boards. Following these principles will provide the necessary civility and professionalism for students to be effective, efficient and respectful learners and class participants. From guidelines for your first posting, to comments regarding " me too" or " I agree", Lehmann and Chamberlin get right to it, and deliver solid etiquette principles.
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