5.2 How to manage online discussion forums
As we have seen from Áine’s dilemma, managing discussion forums within an online course can be very demanding. In order to mitigate against the problems that Áine faced it is very important to establish the netiquette for your course from the start and to have clear guidelines for engagement. Establishing netiquette through having clear guidelines, sometimes called ground rules, that students sign up to, is very important.
Take a look at the 15 rules of Netiquette that Touro College are using.