As online learning becomes a viable modality for learning, determining how to engage all students in meaningful learning activities, whether it be discussion, group work or other, will require further research and exploration. The starting point I believe, is viewing quiet online students in a different light, not as a passive, unresponsive individual but as a students with something to say and contribute even in a world that can’t stop talking.
Don’t miss the insights of Curtis Bonk referred to in this solid book review. The “Quiet Online student” is well worth researching.
~ Time for a shift in perception?