Registration is open for NU Amplify 2021

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Registration is open for NU Amplify 2021

Keynote speakers Paige Francis (left) and Shigeru Miyagawa

NU Amplify 2021: A Symposium on Digital Teaching, Technology and Inclusion will take place May 11 over Zoom.

Coordinated by University of Nebraska Technology Services and University of Nebraska Online, NU Amplify 2021 will draw on insights from the Innovation in Pedagogy and Technology Symposium and the Women Advance IT conference.

The event will focus on how teaching and learning in higher education have persevered during a time of uncertainty, offering knowledge from nationally recognized experts and colleagues from across the NU system. To learn more and register, click here. The event is offered free of charge to University of Nebraska administrators, faculty and staff and is open to individuals outside of the NU system for a $50 fee.

The event’s two nationally recognized keynote speakers are:

  • Shigeru Miyagawa, Ph.D., is the senior associate dean of open learning and professor of linguistics at MIT. Miyagawa works with all aspects of digital education at MIT and was on the original MIT committee that proposed OpenCourseWare. He is also co-director of Visualizing Cultures with the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, John W. Dower. With Dower, Andrew Gordon of Harvard and Gennifer Weisenfeld of Duke, Miyagawa created Visualizing Japan, a Harvard-MIT massive open online course that was a finalist for the prestigious Japan Prize. He is the producer of the multimedia program “StarFestival,” which features George Takei as the voice of the main character and was awarded the Distinguished Award at the Multimedia Grandprix 2000. Miyagawa has published more than 50 articles and several books on linguistic, including three recent monographs from MIT Press.

  • Paige Francis is vice president for information technology and chief information officer for the University of Tulsa. Francis is a strategic and performance-focused executive with 15-plus years of innovative, energetic technology leadership across a variety of industries. She 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. Francis is also a motivational and nationally-recognized leader known for clearly defining mission and goals, aligning people and resources, and consistently delivering results that exceed expectations. Her passion projects include writing for Forbes, advocating for women in technology, authoring pocket guides with abandon, and leaning into lively tech discussions on Twitter.

Registrants are encouraged to virtually attend the event as it takes place and will have access to session recordings after the event.

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