HETS Chairman’s Message
I am delighted to present the Spring Issue of the V Volume of this publication. The HETS journal has been characterized because it addresses relevant topics impacting technology and Hispanic Students; this Issue is not an exception. This Issue offers a range of topics like: information that documents the use of review workshops in a gatekeeper course, the effectiveness of gaming as a teaching strategy, and the importance of open educational resources. There are updates to a previous study on distance education, thoughts on metalectura (the process of reading texts effectively), the structuring of hybrid and online courses, and the use of learner profiling to predict the likelihood of choosing e-learning courses.
It is my sincere hope that you share the link to our Journal with your colleagues. Should you have an innovative technique or would like to share your knowledge and experience in technologies impacting higher education, please consider submitting an article for Volume VI, fall edition on or before September 18, 2015. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Through publications such as the HETS Online Journal, included in EBSCO Publishing’s databases, which provides the content to bring the latest and best information to researchers, we can focus a wide spotlight on the good work that is being done by our colleagues.
Our sincere gratitude to new editor in Chief, Pamela Vargas, and members of the Editorial Board: Dr. Marzie Jafari, Dr. Naydeen González De Jesús, Prof. Ana Milena Lucumi, Dr. Ernest Gil Clary, 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 exciting submissions received. We would like to recognize the hard work, commitment and dedication of all.
I hope you find our Spring Issue both informative and interesting.
Manuel J. Fernós, Esq.
President, Inter American University of Puerto Rico
In keeping with the mission of HETS, you will find articles that provide insight into the use of technology to help our students succeed.
This edition offers a range of topics. You will find information that documents the use of review workshops in a gatekeeper course, the effectiveness of gaming as a teaching strategy, and the importance of open educational resources.
There are updates to a previous study on distance education, thoughts on metalectura (the process of reading texts effectively), the structuring of hybrid and online courses, and the use of learner profiling to predict the likelihood of choosing e-learning courses.
We hope that you will fund useful information that can be applied to your institution or perhaps studied further to add to the body of knowledge.
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 field of technology in education. Click here to download the guidelines to submit articles. With the article, you must submit the following document: HOJ Publishing Agreement to the HETS office. Submission deadline for Volume VI, Fall Edition is September 18, 2015.
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