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ERIC Number: EJ945875
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1076-2175
Online Learning for Gifted Students from the Parents' Perspectives
Blair, Randee
Gifted Child Today, v34 n3 p28-30 Sum 2011
Online courses specifically designed for gifted students allow these students the chance to work with others who are their intellectual peers. Additionally, the teachers of these online courses for the gifted generally have greater background knowledge in current best practice for gifted students and more substantial experience working with this population, as well as content-area expertise and experience with online teaching. In this article, the author explores what the families of gifted students who have taken advantage of this contemporary approach to learning have to say regarding online instruction. Respondents explained why they had tried this program and talked about their level of involvement with it. Time and time again, the flexibility that online learning offered was identified as the most important characteristic of this method of instruction, according to every participant. Flexibility had different meanings for different families and students and included many aspects. Parents also reported that the quality of the instruction and the opportunity for social interaction among academic peers were features that made online learning attractive to their children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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