Distance learning requires you to communicate digitally within the online courses and some courses provide opportunities to communicate with fellow students through discussion forums.
To participate safely and effectively in your courses, we encourage you to gain an awareness of the elements of digital citizenship.
Nine elements of digital citizenship:
- Everyone in society may use digital technology. No specific age, certification, location, intelligence, or license is required.
- Everyone can buy and sell goods in the digital world. No one needs specific credentials to post an ad online.
- Everyone can exchange information digitally. No expertise is required before offering an opinion.
- Everyone has the capability to use digital technology. Knowing when and how to use it is another matter. Messages can be sent mistakenly by babies pounding a keyboard and by unsuspecting person leaning on a cell phone in a back pocket.
- Digital technology users are expected to conform to a universal standard of conduct. Users unaware of these standards of conduct can experience costly lessons.
- All digital technology users have privileges and freedoms that come with behavioral expectations. Everybody can expect to be treated as equal to others.
- Digital technology users are to respect the physical and psychological well-being of others. Everyone is to treat others with respect.
- Digital technology users are to know and respect legal rights and restrictions governing technology use. Licensing agreements and company protocols for use of its technology while employed are to be followed at all times.
- Digital technology users are to take precautions to guarantee their personal safety and the security of their networks. Take care that digital technology in your care cannot be misused by others.
Student Code of Conduct
As an ADLC student, you are expected to cooperate with and be respectful of staff, teachers, and other students. The Student Code of Conduct outlines expectations of all ADLC students; this Code also describes the Appeal Procedure.
Students with Individualized Plans (IPP) and Assessments
If any of the following documents have been produced for your learning needs, it is important that you share a copy of these documents with ADLC, so your Teacher and other staff can provide you appropriate support:
- Individualized Program Plan (IPP)
- Individual Student Profile (ISP)
- Individualized Educational Plan (IEP)
- Psychometric Assessment
- Physician Recommendation
Please send a copy of any of the above documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to these resources, you can access various additional resources. The resource page contains information about:
- Emergency Resources
- Housing Resources
- Bullying/Safety Resources
- Community Resources
- Counselling/Health & Mental Health Support
- Educational Resources
- Food Support and Resources
- Financial Assistance
- General Resources
- Career Planning
- Legal Assistance