Just as traditional schools have a code of conduct, there are similar expectations in our online school. Two way communication, between you and the teacher(s) is one of the expectations, and is essential for success in all online courses. CBe-learn students are required to be good digital citizens, attending classes, completing assignments and projects, taking exams and respecting other people's intellectual property.
Always consider that you are in an academic environment. Avoid using slang and language that would be inappropriate in a live setting. Avoid using abbreviations that you might use when talking with friends, or chatting online. You need to ensure your language is always appropriate to the school environment.
Before you send any form of communication to your teacher or classmates, via email or the discussion board, be sure to take the time to proofread your message. If you find yourself frustrated, it's important to cool down before sending an email or posting a message. Your teachers will be happy to help solve the problem if you address it in a calm and polite manner.
It is important to establish a positive working relationship with your instructor and peers. This can be accomplished by following the basic principles of "netiquette", and ensuring you always approach others in a respectful and conscientious manner. Although you might never meet your classmates face-to-face, it’s possible to have a strong working relationship with them. You might be paired up with a partner for a project, and it’s important to understand how you can work productively in an online environment.