The Hispanic Educational Technology Services (HETS) was established in 1993. HETS is the first bilingual consortium constituted by more than 40 higher education institutions in Puerto Rico, United Sates and Latin America. The organization’s mission is to expand the educational opportunities and the access to post-secondary education to the Hispanic community to support the capacities of its member institutions.
To become the leading Hispanic bilingual technology-oriented consortium to efficiently and effectively enhance Hispanic student success and opportunities in Higher Education.
To promote, support, and increase the capabilities of member institutions in order to enhance Hispanic/Latino student success and opportunities in Higher Education by:
- Providing training and support for faculty, staff and students of member institutions;
- Facilitating, promoting, and nurturing strategic alliances among HETS members and the academic, government, and corporate sectors;
- Supporting the integration of new education-oriented technologies; and identifying and gathering expert support and resources for member institutions.
Facilitate the effective use of technology to widen educational opportunities and accomplish student success.
Facilitate and promote options for teaching and learning success through technology.
Facilitate the use of technology to overcome learners’ barriers to college success and completion.
Promote knowledge exchange and access to resources to support member institutions in effectively integrating, developing, and implementing innovative technologies in education.
Facilitate access to cost-effective technologies through key collaborative agreements, dialogues, and strategic alliances between the academic and corporate sectors to Expand member institutions´ interconnection capabilities for networking and collaboration.
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