Link to the videos of the 2015 Virtual Best Practices Showcase, and its Opening Experts Panel.
Click here to access the video of the HETS Virtual Best Practices Showcase panel discussion held on Thursday, January 15th at Universidad del Este. This panel of experts was moderated by HETS Vice Chair and President of National University College, Dr. Gloria Baquero-Lleras. The tracks of the Virtual Best Practices Showcase were discussed by the following panel of experts:
- Retention and Assessment efforts in Distance Learning: Ms. Carol Smith-Cuevas, Assistant Provost, Online, Berkeley College
- Pedagogy Strategies for Online Courses: Dr. Juan “Tito” Meléndez, Professor at University of Puerto Rico
- Mobile Technologies: Mr. Edgar González, Director Distance Education, University of Texas Pan American
For the benefit of those who were not able to attend to this inaugural session, or watch it through the live webcast, we invite you to access the event recording in HETS You Tube Channel. In addition to the Opening panel of experts, you can also watch the recorded sessions of the presentations that were transmitted live during this virtual event.
This event is intended to celebrate Innovation in Access, Retention and Assessment in Distance Learning Education to Promote Hispanic Student Success in Higher Education. This Virtual Best Practices Showcase is proposed to take place every other year to alternate with the face to face version. This combination of virtual and face to face Best Practices Showcases will provide a continuous space for HETS member institutions sharing their expertise in dealing with the Hispanic population and finding ways to provide them with opportunities to succeed. Moreover, 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. For more details, visit Virtual Best Practices Showcase.