Virtual HETS Best Practices Showcase 2017
Virtual HETS Best Practices Showcase
Celebrating Innovation in Retention, Assessment, Internationalization and Placement to Promote Hispanic Student Success in Higher Education
February 9 – February 17, 2017
The Hispanic Educational Technology Services Consortium (HETS) would like to highlight and celebrate the outstanding work of its member institutions in meaningfully and strategically using technology to achieve Hispanic student success. Taking place in February 9 to 17, 2017, the Virtual HETS Best Practices Showcase will focus on three main tracks: Retention and Assessment in Distance Learning, Internationalization, and Placement. This event will be a combination of live and asynchronous online presentations, with forums to interact with presenters and participants.
HETS has defined a “best practice” as an innovative approach or strategy that, with the effective use of technology, has proven to promote student success, improve student retention and completion, and assessment in Distance Learning courses or programs. Overall, it will be a showcase of innovative technology strategies in Higher Education focused on impacting the Hispanic student population by enhancing retention, college completion, and successful learning outcomes. In addition, we aim to provide institutions with viable, effective, and efficient approaches for internationalization and placement.
Certainly, HETS member institutions are experts in dealing with the Hispanic population and finding ways to provide them with opportunities to succeed. Thus, we want to open a space for them to share this expertise. Once again, online participants will be not only able to learn from the showcased works, but also find solutions to many common issues and even establish new possibilities for collaboration with other institutions and potential partners.
Date and Location
The 2017 Virtual HETS Best Practices Showcase will take place from February 9 to February 17, 2017 completely online and will be a combination of live presentations and uploaded (pre recorded) ones.
Opening Session -Live Transmission from San Juan, PR
When: Thursday, February 9 ,2017
Where: Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Central Offices (First floor, Salones Multiusos)
Time: 1:30 -3:30 pm (AST/ Puerto Rico Time)
Cost: Free of charge! (Limited spaces available, reserve yours today!)
Register here: Opening Session Registration to attend to the face to face opening session. Those who can’t join us face to face, will have the opportunity to watch the live transmission of the Panel of Experts the day and time of the event on the following link: Live Transmission Opening Session VBPS.
Register today to access the asynchronous and live transmitted conferences
When: Thursday, February 9 – Friday, February 17, 2017
Where: Completely online!
Cost: Free of charge! (for HETS members/ go to registration to see general public fees)
Register here: 2017 VBPS Registration to access this completely online conference which will have available a combination of live presentations and uploaded (pre recorded) ones. To learn more about these presentations go to VBPS Schedule.
Who Should Participate
Academic leaders, Distance Learning Directors, Academic and Student Affairs Vice Presidents or Deans, faculty, technology staff, investigators, corporate representatives related to technology and education, students and general public.
Registration for this virtual conference its free of charge to HETS members, but its open to the general public at a very accessible fee (see below). To register for the conference visit: 2017 VBPS Registration, and enter your institutional email to start the registration process.
- HETS Members: free of charge (need to register with an institutional email account)
- Regular Fee: $75.00 (all tracks) / $50.00 (one track)