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Women Advance IT and Innovation and Pedagogy & Technology Partner Together for NU Amplify 2021: A Symposium on Digital Teaching, Technology and Inclusion
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The Challenge

As many institutions across the country employed significant measures to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus in early 2020, leaders and staff alike had to quickly rethink the way they operated in their work environments.

Still, the mission of teaching and learning in higher education persevered during this time of prolonged uncertainty. Our institutions rose to the challenge by leveraging existing expertise and infrastructure while continuing to delivery high quality education to meet the new needs of students.

Join us May 11, 2021

In crisis comes opportunity and now is a time to amplify what we’ve collectively learned, and achieved, as we continue our journey in the new working normal.

Join us as we discover and share with colleagues how to effectively work remotely while meeting institutional and professional productivity goals.

Keynote Speakers

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Shigeru Miyagawa, Ph.D.

Shigeru Miyagawa, works with all aspects of digital education at MIT. He was on the original MIT committee that proposed OpenCourseWare (ocw.mit.edu). Shigeru is also Co-director of Visualizing Cultures (visualizingcultures.mit.edu) with the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, John W. Dower. With John Dower, Andrew Gordon of Harvard and Gennifer Weisenfeld of Duke, he created Visualizing Japan, a Harvard-MIT MOOC offered by edX. Visualizing Japan was a Finalist for the prestigious Japan Prize. He is also the producer of the multimedia program, StarFestival, which stars George Takei as the voice of the main character. StarFestival was awarded the Distinguished Award at the Multimedia Grandprix 2000. In linguistics he has over fifty articles and several books, including three recent monographs from MIT Press.

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Paige Francis

Paige Francis is a strategic and performance-focused executive with 15+ years of innovative, energetic technology leadership across a variety of industries. Paige is an expert in defining and implementing strategic priorities for applying technology in any environment, rallying consensus, fostering teamwork and collaboration and creating a constant learning environment at the pace of technology. She is a motivational and nationally-recognized leader known for clearly defining mission and goals, aligning people and resources and consistently delivering results that exceed expectations. Paige’s passion projects include writing for Forbes, advocating for women in technology, authoring pocket guides with abandon and leaning into lively tech discussions on Twitter’s weekly #CIOChat sessions – follow her @CIOPaige.

Presented By

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University of Nebraska Online and University of Nebraska Information Technology Services are pleased to announce the call for proposals is open for the NU Amplify 2021: A Symposium on Digital Teaching, Technology and Inclusion is taking place digitally, May 11, 2021.

In this format, attendees are able to participate via live webcast or review recorded presentations after the event. Registration is required to receive access to the presentation material. The event agenda and registration will open on March 15, 2021.

Attendees Will Gain

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Insight from nationally recognized speakers

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Knowledge through concurrent sessions focused on proactive leadership, working in a pandemic, learning digitally and inclusion in practice

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Exposure to hands-on virtual workshops

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