Online Instructors Should Corral 'Long Mouth' Students, Expert Says

Domineering students who monopolize class conversation can be as difficult in online courses as they are in traditional classrooms. But Jennifer Lieberman says distance educators can take steps to minimize the problem.

Ms. Lieberman, who teaches faculty members how to use online technology, agrees with instructors who say that shy students are more likely to participate in discussions in asynchronous distance-education courses than they are in a traditional