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Developing an online "Code of Conduct"

, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, United States

AACE Journal Volume 13, Number 2, ISSN 1065-6901 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


There are an increasing number of classes being offered via the World Wide Web. Although much of the information that we review regarding online learning seems positive, difficulties can arise. In particular, the anonymity that a web course can provide can be a blessing and a curse. In this article, the author suggests developing an online code of conduct detailing proper and improper conduct within the course learning environment. The author details prescriptions for the design and development of such a policy and how to manage potential problems before they begin.


Summerville, J. (2005). Developing an online "Code of Conduct". AACE Journal, 13(2), 127-136. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 15, 2020 from .


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