Category: Poster

1 - A Content Analysis of Online Learning Programs for Young Gifted Learners

Friday, Nov 10
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Do children learn best in the classroom? Not necessarily. They can also achieve through personalized online courses. Young gifted learners (pre-k to kindergarten) who home-school or need challenging courses beyond their school classes fit perfectly into the objectives of online learning. Yet, how is the online learning environment for young gifted learners best structured? What courses are offered to them? And how do online programs meet young children’s social needs? In this presentation, we share the contents of several current programs, analyzing their management styles and how they address young children’s social skills and needs.

Hyeseong Lee

Graduate Student/ Coordinator
GERI/Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana

Hyeseong Lee is a doctoral student in Gifted, Creative, and Talented Studies with Dr. Marcia Gentry as her advisor. She is a graduate assistant at GERI, and her research interests include topics related to young gifted learners, mentoring, talent development, and underserved population in gifted education. Prior to her doctoral study, she worked as an elementary school teacher in Seoul, Korea, and also had experience with preschoolers in Michigan. Her prior education includes a Master's degree in gifted education at Teacher’s College, Columbia University and a Bachelor's degree in elementary education in Seoul National University of Education.

Emine Ozturk

PhD Student
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana

Emine Ozturk is a doctoral student in Gifted,Creative, and Talented Studies and research assistant at Purdue University. Her advisor is Dr. Marcia Gentry and her research interest include topics related to creativity, intelligence, identification, talent development and STEM. She received her first and second bachelor degrees from Istanbul University in Elementary Education with minors in Science Teaching and Gifted Education and a major in English Language Teaching. Before coming to Purdue, she was a research assistant in the Research and Practice Center for Gifted and Talented in Anadolu University and developed courses on Critical and Analytic Thinking for gifted children. She also served in Turkish public schools as a classroom teacher for four years.