The role that communication plays in learning is significant, yet often overlooked. Especially when it comes to online learning, where the two distinguishing factors from face-face learning are:
- that most communication is asynchronous; and
Online communication can easily be misinterpreted without the aid of body language, tone, or facial expressions. It is for this reason that most websites and social media networks have accepted rules of behaviour or codes of practice. In fact, there is a term for these practices, and it’s called Netiquette (or internet etiquette).