Advisory Meeting Recap

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The Instructional Technology Advisory Group met yesterday, May 23rd, for a wonderful day of networking, discussion, and information sharing for the topics included in the infographic: task force work updates; course assessment; accessibility for learning environments, operating systems, software, and tools; resource integration with affordable education focus; and fostering community and collaboration.

For those that are interested in reviewing information from the day, look for a listserv email to come your way shortly with a recording and the days’ resources.


Register for the Spring In-Person Instructional Technology Advisory Meeting: May 23rd

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The Instructional Technology Steering Committee would like to extend an invitation for you to save-the-date and register for the Spring Instructional Technology Advisory Meeting to be held in-person on Thursday, May 23rd.


WHAT: Instructional Technology Advisory Meeting
WHEN: Thursday, May 23rd
WHERE: Indiana Wesleyan University, North Indianapolis Campus; 3777 Priority Way South Dr.

  • Mileage Reimbursement Available –
  • Coffee & coffee cake breakfast as well as your selected lunch provided
  • A Zoom option for remote attendance will be available, but in-person attendance is encouraged due to limitations of online engagement

The preliminary program can be found at this link:

We’d love to have you join us for a great day of networking and discussion.

For questions or comments, email Rebecca Johnson at 

Recordings Available for Recent Library 2.019 Instructional Design Conference

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On March 13th, Noah Brubaker, PALNI’s Associate Director and Rebecca Johnson, Manchester University’s Virtual Instruction & Emerging Tech Librarian had the privilege of presenting PALNI’s Instructional Technology work for the global Library 2.019: Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design virtual conference.

Recordings for all sessions and keynotes can be found at this link:
NOTE: free site registration required for access.

If you’ve been interested in learning more about our instructional technology initiatives, or would like to get involved, our session titled Collaborating Deeply: Librarian and Instructional Technology Partnerships gives an overview of what we’ve been able to accomplish over the past year, and our work moving forward in 2019.

Happy Listening!

Attend: Instructional Technology 2018 Task Force Work Webinar

Join PALNI’s Instructional Technology Advisory Group members for a webinar showcasing our completed 2018 Task Force work. Resources will be shared for your institution to modify and reuse from the following groups:

  • Instructional Tech Tools Task Force
  • Online Course Assessment Task Force
  • Learning Management System (LMS) Evaluation Task Force

Please join us if you’re available:

What: Instructional Technology 2018 Task Force Show & Tell Webinar
When: Wednesday, January 16th from 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: Virtually connect with Zoom. Connection information can be found in the PALNI Community

For questions or PALNI Community access, feel free to contact Rebecca Johnson at

Presentation to PALNI | Tech Tools Focus

We had such a productive meeting last week for our gathering of the PALNI Instructional Technology Advisory Group meeting. During our time together, we identified needs within PALNI for future task force work (accessibility compliance, group purchasing options for various systems and tools, etc.). Our current task force chairs also presented their work to date for both the Affordable Education Initiatives (AEI) and the Learning Management System (LMS) Evaluation groups.

For more information and to view our key takeaways from the day, please visit the PALNI Community’s Instructional Technology discussion area where the slides from the day are posted along with our key takeaways document.

NOTE: If you are not a member of the PALNI Community (newly released during our meeting), you can click “Sign Up” from the top right menu. You must use a Google account that is tied to your institutional email, so please follow THESE INSTRUCTIONS prior to going through the signup process.

Resource: Educause Learning Initiative (ELI) – 2018 Key Issues in Teaching & Learning Report

Each year, ELI surveys the higher education community to determine key issues and opportunities in post-secondary teaching and learning. These key issues serve as the framework, or focal points, for our discussions and programming throughout the coming year. More than 900 community members voted on the following key issues for 2018.

Download the infographic below and share with colleagues, or explore each of the issues more deeply with the resources below the infographic.

Many of PALNI’s Instructional Technology Advisory Group strategic plan action items fall into the categories within this report. For more information, visit the following link: 

Register: Instructional Tech Advisory Group In-Person Meeting Day


The Instructional Tech Steering Committee is sponsoring the next Instructional Tech Advisory Group meeting on Friday, March 9th. The location and tentative schedule is below. We hope many of you will be able to attend in person!

REGISTER HERE: Instructional Tech Advisory In-Person Meeting (virtual option available)
LOCATION: Indiana Wesleyan University North Indianapolis Campus | 3777 Priority Way South Dr. Indianapolis, IN  46240


Time Topic
9:00 – 9:30 Arrival & Continental Breakfast
9:30 – 9:45 Welcome From the Instructional Tech Steering Committee
9:45 – 10:45 Action Items Progress To-Date

  • Advisory Group-specific Action Items
  • Steering Group Progress
10:45 – 11:00 Break & Tech Tool Setup
11:00 – 12:00 Lightning Round Tech Tool Presentations
Sign up to present your tool on the registration form
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch w/ Q&A for Tech Tool Presenters
1:30 – 2:00 Task Force Updates

  • Amanda Hurford: Affordable Education Initiatives
  • Carla Harper: LMS Evaluation
2:00 – 2:15 Break
2:15 – 3:15 New Task Force Opportunities
3:15 – 3:30 Adjourn & Goodbyes

For questions regarding this event, contact Rebecca Johnson.