CE  Vol.3 No.8 B , December 2012
The Learner Support System for Distance Education
ABSTRACT
This study on ‘The Development of the Interactive E-Tutorial System to Develop Problem-Solving Ability and Self-Regulation for Undergraduate Students in Open University’ has the major purpose to learn about the ‘Learner Support System’. In this study, the author examines and identifies the definitions of the terms ‘Learner Support System’ and ‘Tools and Implementation to the Learner Support System for Distance Education’ in order to find out what they are. The results from the study reveal that the Learner Support System for Distance Education should cover all the steps and procedures, before, during and after the learning. This enables learners or students to succeed in their learning. In addition, it is also discovered that the Learner Support System in Distance Education must be integrated. This integration means the utilization of a variety of communication tools, both online and offline, with the main aim to provide to learners the chances to learn by themselves and to enable them to succeed in their learning and to apply the knowledge they learn to their real lives in the continuous manner throughout their lives.

Cite this paper
Chatpakkarattana, T. & Khlaisang, J. (2012). The Learner Support System for Distance Education. Creative Education, 3, 47-51. doi: 10.4236/ce.2012.38B011.
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