In Rostov-on-Don, opened the center of distance education of gifted children. The purpose of institution — to organize distance education of gifted children with the use of modern information and communication technology, human resources and scientific and methodological potential of leading universities in the area.
For this to become possible, funds have been allocated from the regional budget. Last year the cost was 5.2 million rubles, in the future it will be increased: in 2012 — 6.2 million rubles, in 2013 and 2014 — at 10.7 million rubles.
While distance learning system covers 15 districts of the region, but this will expand the geography. Freely available on the Center’s website now have 10 general education courses from next year will increase to 11 range. A gifted student has the opportunity to study on several selected topics.
Now in pilot mode in the center trained 100 children. Since September, the number will increase to 1,000. 10 teachers teach the children the highest category, the teaching staff is also planning to expand.