Design Your Own PLE


What You Learn:
Build confidence in digital environments by managing one's own learning in digital spaces.
Delivery Method:
Online, at your own pace.
60 minutes.
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  • Do you feel overwhelmed by how much there is to learn and want to get a better handle on it?
  • Do you want to use online spaces more effectively for learning?
  • Are you feeling isolated from others who have similar professional interests as you?

If you answered ‘YES’ to at least one of these questions then Design Your Own Personal Learning Environment (PLE) is for you.
This course builds confidence in digital environments by enabling learners to design their own personal learning environment to take charge of their professional development.
It is aimed at beginners and there is no requirement for learners to be familiar with online learning or online communities.
This course focuses on the confident element of digital literacy and can be taken in conjunction with other digital literacy courses, or on its own.
This course is delivered online and is self-paced.

Learning Outcomes

Engaged learners who complete all the course content and activities will improve their ability to:
  1. Design a Personal Learning Environment to confidently manage their learning in digital spaces.
  2. Recognise how the PLE model can be used to add structure and purpose to their learning.
  3. Embrace interest-driven learning paths.
  4. Identify tools and methods to find, organise and manage online resources to match their learning interests.
  5. Select a digital platform to use as a means of managing and creating relationships, forming connections between contacts and actively participating in their learning.
  6. Appreciate the value sharing and reflection plays in their learning.
  7. Apply the tools and techniques introduced in the course to create a Personal Learning Environment to meet their current learning interests.

Course Facilitator

Sally PewhairangiWith over 15 years’ library experience, Sally has worked in a range of libraries and through her business, Finding Heroes, is on a mission to encourage more “dare to do different” conversations amongst New Zealand library staff as she believes there is so much we can do together, as individuals, to make our lives easier and of greater relevance to our customers.


Sally has written more than two dozen articles for LIANZA's Library Life and is an Aurora Alumni. Sally has tribal links with Ngāti Porou, Te Aitanga-ā-Māhaki and Whakatōhea.