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Q&A with Brian Weidner: Revolutionizing teaching and learning through OER

Dr. Brian Weidner, Assistant Professor of Music Education at Butler University, believes that all students should have equal access to high quality learning resources. As a faculty member at a PALNI-supported institution, Weidner produces open educational resources (OER) via the PALNI Press so that all students—not just those who can afford a textbook—can get the […]

Q&A with OER all-star Andrea Bearman

Andrea Bearman is an all-star when it comes to open educational resources (OER). As Director of Instructional Design and Development for Trine University’s online campus, Bearman plays an essential role in faculty and course development. Only two years into her position, she has built an outstanding 12 open textbooks (and counting!) for Trine faculty through the PALNI […]

PALSave Textbook Creation Grant program releases first open textbook, “The Bible and Music”

What do works like Handel’s “Messiah” and Bach’s “Passions” have in common with contemporary songs like Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” or Kendrick Lamar’s “How Much a Dollar Cost?” Like much of the world’s favorite music, these songs draw inspiration from biblical stories, and a new, free and open textbook published by the Private Academic Library Network […]

PALNI and PALCI continue to remove barriers to Hyku adoption with IMLS grant

Midway through funding period, project organizers have completed UX research and major system upgrade, with the Consortial Institutional Repository Toolkit in production The Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) and The Partnership for Academic Library Collaboration & Innovation (PALCI) are midway through a 2-year, $248,050 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services […]

Q&A with Fr. Harry Hagan: A perspective on open textbook creation

Fr. Harry Hagan, OSB, SSD, is Associate Professor of Scripture at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. As a faculty member at a PALNI supported institution, Fr. Harry has produced three open textbooks that are free and available to scholars worldwide through the PALNI Pressbooks publishing platform. Here, he shares his experience in teaching […]

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