An update on the PLD Learning System

The new cloud-based online PLD Learning System is being tested and piloted with users between now and the end of the year. Developed in response to feedback about the current system, the PLD Learning System will replace the PLD Journal in the Excel-based spreadsheet.

The system is planned to go live in Term 1 2020. We want to make sure the system works well for you before launching it, so a final call on the go live date will be made later this year.

Why are you introducing a new online application system for PLD?

The new online system has been developed in response to feedback about the current system for administering the PLD service. It will replace the PLD Journal Excel-based spreadsheet, which must be downloaded and emailed between users, and some manual processes.

What are the benefits?

All users will work within a single online system that’s easier to use. The system is cloud-based, so there is no need to download and email documents. Information will only need to be entered once, and information entered in one step is automatically populated in the next.

What was the outcome of user testing in Term 2?

We gained a lot of constructive feedback from the user testing sessions in Wellington, Auckland, Canterbury and Nelson and it will help to guide the next stages of testing and trials.

Why won’t you roll out the system until 2020?

We want to make sure the system works for all users before we go live for applications. We have further user testing planned in Term 3 and are planning a pilot in Term 4.

When will you know if the system will go live for applications in 2020?

We will make a final call on the go live date in Term 4 this year and will let you know through the School Leaders Bulletin and the PLD website as soon as a decision is made. Our aim is to roll out the system in 2020 even if it doesn’t go live for applications in Term 1.