Improving Success and Retention in Post Secondary Online programs

This presentation was transmitted live on January 23, 2013 | 3:30 pm (AST-Puerto Rico time) by Kenneth L. Sailor, Assistant Director of the Center for Online Learning, Teaching & Technology at the University of Texas-Pan American. As an educator with over 30-years of experience, he has been developing and teaching online courses for the last 15 years. Mr. Sailor holds a Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University and a Master of Education from the University of Phoenix.

Best Practices for Proactive Intervention and Screening of E-Learning Students

This is a recorded presentation available from January 17, 2013. Soon you will be able to watch a revision of  recorded session at our HETS Yo Tube Channel or on this page.



The research question to be explored in this project is to determine if the Borough of Manhattan Community College’s E-Learning Readiness Self-check led to a difference in persistence in remedial hybrid/blended online courses. Additionally, the study explores whether students who completed the courses performed better in grades earned, specifically based on small stakes assessments, learning activities, discussions, and exams. This proposal is for a virtual presentation session.

Institution: Borough of Manhattan Community College

Language: English

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Ms. Janey Flanagan has worked as Director of E-Learning at Borough Manhattan Community College, City University of New York, since 2010. She has 15 years of experience directing distance and online higher education programs and eight years of higher education teaching experience in educational technology and computer information systems. Her area of expertise is online teaching pedagogy and innovative uses of technology to improve student learning outcomes and retention. She is the Director of BMCC’s Title V Hispanic Serving Institutions Title V grant for e-learning and has worked to transform BMCC’s program through the adoption and implementation of a best practices for e-learning. Ms. Flanagan is a doctoral student at the City University of New York Graduate Center, pursuing her Ph.D. in Urban Education.

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.

HETS presents special recognition and appreciation to President José Jaime Rivera’s on his Farewell during the HETS Board Meeting, June 2014.

Dr. JJRiveraFarewell-2HETS and all its members recognized and highlighted the legacy of Dr. José Jaime Rivera and its outstanding path as President of one of the HETS founding member institutions: Universidad del Sagrado Corazón who is also part of our Executive Committee.

Summer Board Meeting closes the second year of HETS Strategic Plan.

Boardmembers-June2014Celebrating our 20th anniversary and with an outstanding attendance of 25 presidents and representatives from our current 41 institutional members; HETS celebrated its summer Board Meeting on June 19 and 20, 2014 in New York. This meeting was hosted by Lehman College. The Board meeting closes the academic year 2013-2014 with positive report on our second year of Strategic plan results, and envisioning numerous new projects for next academic year, including the election of the new Board Officers.

Concurrido primer evento de Cengage Learning y HETS en la Universidad Politécnica de Puerto Rico.

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Sr. Fernando Valenzuela, Presidente, Cengage Learning Latinoamérica (cuarto de izquierda a derecha) junto al equipo de Cengage Learning Latinoamérica y Puerto Rico durante el evento.

El primer evento de Cengage Learning y HETS titulado: La experiencia de aprendizaje en la era de la exploración, reunió a participantes de 15 de las 17 instituciones miembros de HETS en Puerto Rico.  Este evento tuvo lugar en la Biblioteca de la Universidad Politécnica de Puerto Rico en San Juan, PR, el pasado 25 de abril. Ver video con highlights del evento.

El evento inició con una cordial bienvenida a los asistentes por parte de la Directora Ejecutiva de HETS, Yubelkys Montalvo, quien a su vez presentó a Heyda Delgado, Directora de Educación a Distancia de la UPPR en representación del Presidente de esa institución, y al orador principal del evento el Sr. Fernando Valenzuela, Presidente de Cengage Learning, Latinoamérica.