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Team Members

Paul Cifone, Tennielle Tripp, Pete Rawson Viv Murphy, Mary Reynolds

Area of Awareness:Cultural Awareness

Cultural Awareness is the foundation of communication and it involves the ability of standing back from ourselves and becoming aware of our cultural values, beliefs and perceptions. Why do we do things in that way? How do we see the world? Why do we react in that particular way?

Etiquette and Respect
This is what we need to problem solve.
  • How will your team connect and communicate? via this page
  • Where will you find resources? eg digital citizenship resources on Diigo, or exploring the Citizenship page?
  • How will you make sure only 1 person is editing the wiki at once?
  • Where and how will draft resources and developmental discussions be shared?
  • Who will take leadership for editing language (US English or British English?) I'm happy to do this. Viv

Core Competency Area:

B: Etiquette and Respect

Cultural Awareness
Much of the world lives in a homogeneous face-to-face environment.
Being aware that cultural differences exist and being able to understand deeply the nuances of cultural differences is a vital awareness for effective online collaboration and citizenship.
Understanding that the world is diverse and that other cultures have different religions, holidays, school practices and that it is important to find commonalities rather than focus always on differences.


Sometimes called "netiquette."
Knowing how to communicate and solve problems without causing stress. This includes synchronous as well as asynchronous communication. Sometimes a real-time conversation can solve a problem or clarify a situation quicker, but being able to work through frustrations with tasks or team members via discussions, messages and wiki environments is also very important. This includes appropriate use of emoticons and online “im speak” as well as proper language use for contexts.


Knowing that the written word can often be misinterpreted. Being respectful and reliable in communication habits. Being respectful means being aware of the different digital attitudes and practices of others globally and nuances of the different digital spaces. Respectful digital citizens promote and support participation in learning and sharing and advocate respectful treatment of everyone in online spaces. Being aware of different expectations for affection or familiarity and maintaining a professional communication mode.

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