Respectful attitudes and behaviors are not only appreciated, but also necessary for civility in a digital learning community. I think it is essential that students understand the parallel between a physical classroom environment and a virtual classroom environment. In fact, the core rules of netiquette from the book Netiquette by Virginia Shea can be interpreted as classroom expectations or classroom rules. There are certain behaviors that are expected and other behaviors that are not acceptable in an academic environment, physical or virtual. It is for this reason that establishing clear netiquette expectations is essential in a digital learning community.