Key to good communication is ensuring your target audience or reciepient fully understands the intent as well as the content of your writing. Many forms of clutter exist that may make understanding you difficult. Clutter may take the form of poor grammer, poor spelling, missing cultural cues and in some cases emoticons. Click on the smiley face and read the article titled If You’re Happy and You Know It, Must I Know, Too? to see what one writer feels about the use of emoticons. 


EDtech 521

Scavenger Hunt

Summer 2014

This assignment will allow you to relax a little. Your assignment is to read each brief explaination regarding one of the class online communication rules that we have discussed. Follow the link that is associated with each explaination and read the associated work. 


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Can you read the passage to the left? Studies show, generally, fluent English speakers have no trouble after the first couple of words because we don't read every letter but instead the word as a whole. So the letter order isn't terribly important. 


This is an interesting exercise but in the academic field our audience is usually indeterminent and reasonably may include English as second language learners.


Click the message at the left and read what research has shown about proper grammer and spelling.  

lol, IMHO, 

You will have an opportunity for some choices when you are working in a collaborative environment either in email, forum posts, chats, etc. To earn this opportunity you will need to show you are able to use the language properly. This opportunity or compromise is based on the research you will find when you click on the chatters. 

Is there a place for

:-), lol, etc.?

Time to finish up...

Yup, you are just about done. To finish this assignment click the check mark to complete a "check for understanding".