Week 1 Assignment 1
When having a discussion online with your classmates they may not be able to tell if your serious or joking because the online environment does not provide ways to use body language and verbal tone to communicate. Verses having a casual conversation with a friend in person where they can see your body language and understand the tone your using.
There are many ways to demonstrate respect in an online discussion such as, showing empathy, tentativeness and warmth. When showing them those three discussion tips you will learn how to convey a tone and personality in the classroom in a respectful and appropriate ways. Showing respect in a class room means being open to change. When being open to change you need to look at every individual's perception for example if someone asks a question you would word it something like this, “My understanding of this concept is...” that way your not shoving there problem back in the closet somewhere and they know your trying to help to the best of your ability while listening to there problem. And last but not least the biggest thing to respect in the class room is “treat others like you would like to be treated”. Try to see everyone’s ideas from all points of view, If you for some reason disagree with an idea make acknowledge of that persons idea , and then add your ideas. And that those are the three ways to demonstrate respect in an online discussion.
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