The model of the Online Gifted Education Support System: By Analyzing FGI and Delphi Surveys
Abstract: This study was conducted to explore the model of national online gifted education support system. The FGI and Delphi survey results are summarized as follows. First, the objectives and necessities of the national online gifted education support system are to develop learners’ competencies as well as to fulfill nation’s educational needs, to develop all or as many as potential learners’ talents, and to provide learner-centered learning experiences. Second, needed contents of the online gifted education include basic-concept, inquiry learning, challenging and self-directed learning, and recent issue-based learning, etc. Those contents can be instructed by various ways. And, students’ performances can be evaluated by participation and interaction, assignments and products evaluation, paper-and-pencil tests, and performance or individualized assessments. Third, the online gifted education support system also needs to support gifted institutions, and to provide education and management services, high quality curriculum, gifted education information, and opportunities of interactions among institutions. Fourth, the system should provide services to gifted parents and administrators with educational resources, educational information and statistics, and the self-assessment/identification system. Last, the administrative support, such as certification system and budgets for developing and running the system, should be provided. The details will be addressed in the presentation.