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ERIC Number: EJ854228
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1040-1350
Online Courses: Connecting with Distance Learning
Cooper, Brian
Understanding Our Gifted, v17 n4 p13-15 Sum 2005
Distance learning has been around for a long time and can be defined as any situation in which the teacher and the student are separated by geographical space. Over the years, a variety of tools have been used to bridge that distance between teacher and students, but today, the term "distance learning" almost always implies the use of the Internet and/or other telecommunication tools. Distance learning, whether delivered through a university, gifted education organization, or a virtual high school, can provide a powerful differentiation tool that offers a wider variety of course offerings than most schools can offer. Online courses are often billed as interactive. In addition to previously unavailable rigorous content, Internet-based courses can provide students with more control over their learning. Online courses can also offer a highly personalized learning environment for gifted students.
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Language: English
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