Authored by Paula Olszewski-Kubilius & Susan Corwith
Citation: Olszewski-Kubilius, P., & Corwith, S. (2010). Distance education: Where it started and where it stands for gifted children and their educators. Gifted Child Today. Special Issue on Distance Learning, 34 (3), 17-22, 65-66.
Distance learning has been and continues to be a significant source of educational opportunity, particularly for gifted students. The proliferation of programs and the continual advancement of technology offer students the chance to learn content never before available to them and in ways that can meet their individual needs. But popularity and increased options do not equal effectiveness and success. There is still much to be learned about distance education for all learners. Data collection and research on effective program models, teaching strategies, and outcomes is imperative as are standards and program evaluation.