HETS Chairman’s Message
I am particularly happy to present the Fall Issue, Volume VII, of this publication. The HETS journal traditionally addresses relevant topics impacting technology and Hispanic Students; this issue is no exception. But we also will begin venturing into other areas of interest, including student retention and assessment, and the very important topic of student access.
I hope you will share the link to this Journal with your colleagues. And if you have an innovative technique or would like to share your knowledge and experience in any of these areas impacting higher education, please consider submitting an article for the Volume VII, spring edition on or before March 17, 2017. Click here to download the guidelines to submit your article. Your submission should be an original work either in English or Spanish. Just send it to the HETS office via e-mail to: email@example.com. Through publications such as the HETS Online Journal, which is included in EBSCO Publishing’s databases, we can share the latest and best information with others in higher education and focus a wide spotlight on the exciting work being done by our colleagues.
Our sincere gratitude to editor in Chief, Pamela Vargas, and members of the Editorial Board: Dr. Naydeen González De Jesús, Prof. Ana Milena Lucumi, Mr. Sunil Gupta, Dr. Manuel Correa, Dr. Carlos Morales, Mr. Carlos Guevara, Dr. Juan “Tito” Meléndez, and Pura Centeno for accepting the challenge of reviewing and selecting the articles among the many impressive submissions received. We would like to recognize the hard work, commitment and dedication of all.
I hope you find our Fall Issue both informative and interesting.
Dr. Carlos Vargas
President, Southeast Missouri State University
This issue, like the ones before it, contains articles in both Spanish and English that share best practices aimed to increase the success of Hispanic students in higher education. In addition to our founding principle of promoting the use of technology to help students succeed, we have also added the new core areas of retention, assessment and access to the topics to be included for publication. We are really excited about expanding our reach to areas that may not necessarily include the use of technology, but still focus on student success!
In this issue, you will find articles on risk and persistence for first year students, the implementation of a distance education program, the relationship between academic achievement and the use of social portals in courses, the impact of technology integration in education, and best practices for student academic success in STEM+H careers.
We hope you enjoy the issue!
Pamela A. (Krauser) Vargas
Director, Research and Grant Development
Southeast Missouri State University
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Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Call for Papers
The purpose of the HETS (Hispanic Educational Technology Services) Online Journal is to disseminate the research, findings, use and best practices in online education among those interested in this topic worldwide. The journal’s goals is to publish original, peer-reviewed and high quality scientific papers, research review, evidence-based articles, as well as other products of research in the fields of integration of technology, retention, assessment, and access and in education to achieve student sucess. Click here to download the guidelines to submit articles. With the article, you must submit the following document: HOJ Publishing Agreement (revised on June 2016) to the HETS office. Submission deadline for Volume VII, Spring Edition is March 17, 2017.
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