Personal Learning Plan

Self-Directed Study

Learning at College Unbound is self-directed. You craft a personal learning plan (PLP)  with input from members of your personal learning network (PLN). This plan gives required coursework a practical focus and guides your elective choices and ongoing action research.  You decide:


  • What you want to accomplish
  • What areas of knowledge and skills you need to gain to accomplish it
  • How you will gain that knowledge and develop those skills (the necessary resources, experiences, and activities)
  • How you (and others) will know you have gained the appropriate knowledge and skills.


College Unbound provides a rich storehouse of experts, resources, and learning experiences from which you can draw. It also provides the means to assess, validate, and credential the learning. Students are not limited to using only those resources. They are encouraged and required to use the world around them.