2017 Virtual Best Practices Showcase from February 9-17, 2017.

HBPSVirtualHETS would like to invite you to 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. Registration for this virtual conference its free of charge to HETS members, but its open to the general public at a very accessible fee. To register for the conference visit: 2017 VBPS Registration.

The Showcase will open with Main Speakers on February 9, 2017 from 1:30 -3:30 pm (AST/ Puerto Rico Time) at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, Central Offices (first floor, Salones Multiusos). Those who can’t join us face to face, will have the opportunity to watch the live transmission of Opening Session the day and time of the event on the following link: Live Transmission Opening Session VBPS. From February 9 to February 17, 2017 this completely online conference will have available a combination of live presentations and uploaded (pre recorded) ones. To learn more about these presentations go to VBPS Schedule.

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. We are sure that you will enjoy taking advantage of this virtual conference event! Feel free to contact the HETS office at 787-250-1912 exts. 2372, 2373 or via email: info@hets.org to learn more.



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