for chat room interactions
Instructors may ask you
to participate in a live, or synchronous, discussion in a course chat
room. This is a great way to interact with other students, your instructor
or a guest lecturer without everyone being in the same classroom. Two-way
respect is the key for all interactions on the Web. Respect yourself
and the persons with whom you are interacting in chat rooms.
guidelines for chat room interactions
- Know your audience
Remember that they are human and would appreciate language with two-way
respect and no slang or foul words. Keep humor and sarcasm to a minimum
because they are open to misinterpretations. Debate is expected and
welcome, but ridicule of people, Web sites, or ideas is not appropriate.
- Represent yourself well
What you write reflects on you!
- Be brief
Long chats, emails, reports or discussions take up everyone's valuable
- Be precise and clear
Have the correct name, topic or term for your questions or statements.
Provide short subject headings or no one may read your message.
- Be honest
If you don't agree, respectfully say so, but give reasons to back up
- Be quick and don't monopolize
Everyone should have an equal opportunity to participate
- Don't be repetitive
- Be prepared
Cite sources if you make direct quotes.
Shirlee R. Singer, ASID,
Professor of Art and Design
Coordinator, Interior Design Program
Iowa State University
Department of Art and Design
282 College of Design
Ames, IA 50011-3092 USA
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