HETS Chairman’s Message

Dr. Carlos Vargas-SEMOI am particularly happy to present the Spring 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 VIII, fall edition on or before September 22, 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: info@hets.org. 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 Prof. 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-Aburto

HETS Chair
President, Southeast Missouri State University

 Editor’s Message


Pamela Vargas-KrauserThank you for viewing the Spring 2017 edition of the HETS Online Journal! The Journal’s goal is to provide information on the use of technology in student success, while also examining the critical areas of student retention and success overall.  We hope you’ll find some useful practices that you can implement at your own institution!

This edition features articles on meeting the need for utilizing distance learning to help meet the need for Hispanic social workers near the border in Texas, pre-course practices that can help students thrive in an online course, and a study, in Spanish, on the relationship between socioeconomic status and success in asynchronous courses.



We hope you enjoy the issue!

Pamela A. (Krauser) Vargas
Director, Research and Grant Development
Southeast Missouri State University
One University Plaza
MS 4400
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Phone:  573.651.2196

 Call for Papers

hets-online-journal(HETS Online Journal Flyer- English / Spanish)

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 success. Click here to download the guidelines to prepare articles.  With the article, authors must submit to the HETS office the following document: HOJ Publishing Agreement (revised on June 2016).  Submission deadline for Volume VIII,  Fall Edition is September 22, 2017.

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