An Activity Planning and Progress Following Tool for Self-Directed Distance Learning

  • Nigar Şen
  • Neşe Yalabik
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2869)


This paper presents an overview of the design and implementation of an Activity Planning and Progress Following Tool (APT) for e-learning. APT is a software based support tool designed to assist learners with their self directed distance learning (SDDL). A literature survey for the additional components of Learning Management Systems (LMS) that are needed for SDDL is conducted. As a result, the importance of “planning”, “feedback” and “resources” properties are revealed. In the continuation of the study, APT was developed by adding “Recommended Study Time Periods”, “Resources”, “Study Planning”, “User Goals” and “Progress Report” modules to the “Content Administration Tool” (CAT), which was developed before in another study.


Self-directed learning self-directed distance learning self-plann-ing progress following 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nigar Şen
    • 1
  • Neşe Yalabik
    • 1
  1. 1.Informatics InstituteMiddle East Technical UniversityTurkey

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