Online discussion boards are a very important element of online learning programs. They help students learn new ideas and gain different perspectives about a topic.
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Online Discussion Board Etiquette: Dos And Don’ts
Online discussion boards are a very important element of online learning programs. They help
students learn new ideas and gain different perspectives about a topic. Discussions also allow
instructors to assess if a student has grasped the course content. It helps students help each other
to learnand get a better understanding of the topic. But in order to create this helpful
environment, students must know how to create a healthy discussion. Some of the dos and don’ts
when in an online discussion include:
Read others’ posts before you post your comment:
Imagine reading through a discussion board where everyone says the same thing. Not only is this
boring, it takes the discussion nowhere. Take the time to read through the comments. But if you
do not have the time to do so, hire us. Call us to ask, ‘can you do my homework?’
Add value to the discussion:
Imagine reading a discussion where everyone except a few answer in monosyllables. Even if you
agree to something that a previous user has commented, add a few sentences of your own. For
example, ‘I agree, because’. Or, ‘I agree, but’. Share a personal experience, or an anecdote to
explain your point. You don’t have to agree all the time. Instructors prefer a student whose
comments can add value to the topic.
Online programs attract students from across the globe. Making stereotypical jokes about any
culture is not accepted. Typing in caps is another example of being disrespectful. If you are new
to the online platform, we suggest you hire us until you are comfortable participating in the
online discussion. Call us to ask: ‘can you take my online class?’
Check your grammar:
Make sure your sentences are grammatically correct with punctuations like commas, periods, etc.
A little care before posting a sentence really helps. And if you’re not sure, call us to ask- ‘can
you take my online class?’
Resource Box: The Author manages an online class help website. He regularly writes to help
students asking ‘can you take my online class?’
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3 Golden Rules Of Discussion Board Etiquette
It’s hard to pass on an opportunity to make a sarcastic comment, but sarcasm and humor are
often lost in translation on an online discussion board. You may be the funniest person in your
group, but not everyone appreciates your jokes on a topic as serious as the Great Recession. Here
are three golden rules to remember when posting on discussion boards:
Don’t make stereotypical comments:
Online programs attract students from across the world. It is not acceptable to make stereotypical
comments about a particular group/race of people. You would be presumed to be racist and
likely to be warned by the instructor. If you are unsure about your comments, we suggest that
you hire us. Call us and ask ‘can you take my online class?’ We’ll post comments for you until
you are confident enough to navigate platform respectfully.
Explain your point clearly:
Online discussions are open to interpretations. You do not have the convenience of hand
gestures, eye contact, smiles, etc. afforded by face to face conversations. Write in clear and
concise language so that there’s little doubt about the intent of your sentence.
Read the professor’s policies concerning the discussion board
Nothing irks an instructor more than comments that are way above or below the required word
limit. Comments made after the deadline has passed will not be accepted either. Take time to
read the instructions carefully before commenting.