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Special event gathered experts in NYC to strengthen collaboration among HETS member institutions.

Concurrent with its Summer Board of Directors Meeting, HETS celebrated a special event in New York City for Admissions, Distance Learning and Information Technology Directors on June, 28 2017, at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). The main purpose of this event was to identify strategies, and explore ways to collaborate through HETS on maximizing the assistance for transfer students including attending the particular issues that also distance learning students would face. The session was directed by Ms. Yubelkys Montalvo, HETS Executive Director, and Ms. Diane Walleser, Vice President for Enrollment Management at BMCC who also moderated the topic discussion. To access and read Ms. Montalvo’s presentation click here. For Diane Walleser’s presentation click here.

Dr. Antonio Pérez, President of BMCC

Participants attended face to face this event from; Bronx Community College; California State University, San Marcos; College of Staten Island; Hostos Community College; Framingham State University; LaGuardia Community College; Lehman College, Southeast Missouri State University; Stella and Charles Guttman Community College; Inter American University of PR in Puerto Rico and NY; University of Houston Downtown; University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; and Borough of Manhattan Community College. In addition, participants connected online from EDP University; Carlos Albizu University; John Jay College; California State University, Long Beach; Springfield Technical Community College; and University of Puerto Rico joined the event to collaborate in a very deep and interesting discussion about the transfer students process, and how HETS member institutions can help make this a seamless transition. Members from HETS Executive Committee, Dr. Carlos Var

HETS Vice Chair, Dr. Gloria Baquero and Chair, Dr. Carlos Vargas during the event with other participants.

gas (Chair), Dr. Gloria Baquero (Vice Chair), and Dr. Carlos Morales (Regional Representative) welcomed all attendees along with Dr. Antonio Pérez, President of BMCC, who hosted this event.

The event closed with a brief presentation of the discussion results and recommendations to the HETS Board of Directors which allowed HETS to learn more about student needs and the best ways to create additional support services for them and our member institutions. HETS would like to recognize BMCC’s staff that helped with the setup of their outstanding facilities at Fiterman Hall and the live transmission and recording of the event. To watch the recording of this event click here. For more information about this event, and how to get involved, please contact us via email info@hets.org or just call us at (787) 250-1912 exts. 2372 / 2373.

 

Watch here the videos of the HETS Technology Showcase Event held June 19 and 20, 2014 in New York.

Save the Date EVENT JUNE -14Concurrent with its summer Board Meeting last June 19 and 20, HETS celebrated a Technology Showcase hosted by Lehman College, (CUNY). The main purpose of the event was to share Lehman College’s (LC) best practices in specific operational and educational areas. The event was transmitted live the day of the event through LC Live Stream Channel and also participants outside New York had the opportunity to participate online.

Defining Distance Education

Because distance education is perceived as an increasingly effective method of instruction, educational researchers have examined the purposes and situations for which distance education is best suited. Frequently asked questions cluster in five areas:

  • Is technology-assisted, distant teaching as effective as traditional face-to-face teaching?
  •  What factors determine the most effective mix of technology in a given distant teaching situation?
  • What are the characteristics of effective distant students and teachers?
  • How important is teacher-student and student-student interaction in the distance education process and in what form(s) can this interaction most effectively take place?
  • What cost factors should be considered when planning or implementing distance education programs and how are those costs offset by benefits to the learner?

HETS provides faculty a place to start reading about the pros and cons of Distance Education. We invite you as an educator to review these resources at Defining Distance Education. Reflect on the readings and provide us with your feedback.  If you find a worthwhile resource, let us know at info@hets.org.

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