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.

Seguimiento a Cursos Virtuales (SECUVI) como estrategia de retención estudiantil en la Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia

This presentation was transmitted live on January 22, 2013 | 10:30 am (AST/Puerto Rico time).  You can watch the recorded session at our HETS YouTube Channel or right here.

SECUVI nace de una necesidad de realizar un mejor seguimiento o acompañamiento a los cursos en la plataforma educativa, por lo que podríamos enunciar un sinfín de elementos diferenciadores de esta herramienta y como tal del proceso que lleva a cabo la Subdirección de Universidad Virtual de la Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia.

La información generada por SECUVI corresponde al estado actual de los cursos y permite profundizar en la evaluación de cada Curso, fácil acceso a Anuncios, Foros y Centro de Calificaciones de cada Curso, Permite evaluar en detalle las participaciones en los Foros consolidando datos relevantes.

Institution: Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia

Language: Spanish

Presented by:

Víctor Hugo Zapata FlórezVíctor Hugo Zapata Flórez es un programador con amplia experiencia en el desarrollo de aplicaciones web.  Su especialidad es el desarrollo de sistemas de información a la medida. Tiene experiencia como instructor en la Universidad de Antioquia, el Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje y el Instituto Colombiano para la Capacitación Técnica. Ha participado en diversos proyectos para creación de sistemas de información, objetos virtuales de aprendizaje y portales web en instituciones como la Universidad de Antioquia, Constructora El Cóndor, Webcreativa, Centro Comercial Monterrey  y la Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia. Actualmente se desempeña como programador en la Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia.

Implementing an e-mentoring program for faculty: the Faculty Coach

This is a recorded presentation available from January 17, 2013. You can watch the recorded session at our HETS YouTube Channel or right here.

This presentation discusses the implementation of an e-mentoring program for faculty at Ana G. Mendez University-Virtual Campus (AGMU-CV), a 100% online institution in Puerto Rico. Online learning continues to grow in quantity and quality, in order to improve the effectiveness of our programs, a faculty mentoring initiative has been sought. The mentor, known as Faculty Coach, is a resource that is assigned to mentor faculty in the pedagogy of online learning, creating learning communities, promote communication in the classroom, developing presence, observation of the classroom and the administrative tasks of the virtual classroom. Rubrics, training and informative sessions have been developed to implement the initiative. Housed in Academic Affairs, the faculty coach mentoring program is a component of the retention plan of AGMU-CV. The information provided covers academic, administrative, selection/hiring and technical aspects as well as best practices that are being develop as the project moves forward.

Institution: Ana G. Méndez University System, Virtual Campus, Puerto Rico

Language: English

Presented by:

Dr. Carlos R. Morales is the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Ana G. Méndez University- Virtual Campus. Dr. Morales has extensive online and classroom teaching experience in the areas of Biology, Science Teaching, Education and Instructional Technology. Dr. Morales has published internationally peer-reviewed journal articles on the topics of instructional technology. Morales graduated from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, with bachelors and masters degrees in Biology and Science Education, and received his doctorate, with a dissertation on Constructivist Learning Environments in Online Course Design, from Capella University. He was a Frye fellow in 2009.

Gisselle Tapia comes from a matriarchy of educators, for this reason, teaching is a natural thing. Her professional development in education began since 2009, year in which she started working as an Instructional Designer at Sistema Universitario Ana G. Méndez. Today she’s the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs were she supervises the Instructional Design Department and contributes with the development and creation of a Virtual University.

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

Presented by:

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.

El efecto del uso de la estrategia de la bitácora electrónica en el nivel de ejecución de la comunicación escrita argumentativa del estudiantado de primer año de cursos de español básico de una institución universitaria privada

This is a recorded presentation available from January 17, 2013. You can watch the recorded session at our HETS YouTube Channel or right here.


Con el apoyo de la bitácora electrónica, el proceso educativo se adapta a los estilos de aprendizaje y a la personalidad del estudiantado. La incorporación de esta herramienta favorece la enseñanza, tanto presencial como en línea y aumenta los niveles de ejecución de los estudiantes. Con este estudio, se ha demostrado que el efecto de la bitácora electrónica en el nivel de ejecución del alumnado es objetivo y los orienta a un alto aprovechamiento académico. Además, entre el estudiantado crece la motivación, lo que a su vez, aporta a la retención El estudio demostró que el uso de un instrumento tecnológico puede cambiar el modo en que se ejercen las actividades intelectuales de los estudiantes.

Institution: Ana G. Méndez University System, Universidad del Este (UNE), Puerto Rico

Language: Spanish

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Martiza OcasioMaritza Ocasio Vega es recién nombrada Catedrática Auxiliar del SUAGM y certificada por cuatro instituciones de educación superior de Puerto Rico para trabajar en la modalidad virtual. En el 2012 completó su grado doctoral en Educación con concentración en Currículo y Enseñanza en la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Ponce. Ha participado, como recurso y como aprendiz, en numerosos cursos y talleres de desarrollo profesional, los que le han permitido enaltecer sus técnicas e implementar actividades innovadoras que faciliten los diferentes estilos de aprendizaje.

Encouraging and Motivating Minority Engineering Students Through Remote Summer Research Initiative

This presentation was transmitted live on January 24, 2013 | 3:30 pm (AST/Puerto Rico time). You can watch the recorded session at our HETS YouTube Channel or right here.

Hostos Community College of CUNY has partnered with senior colleges in CUNY and the Goddard Institute of Space Studies in New York City to expand the educational horizon of our students enabling them to compete and win in global markets. The latter is possible through collaborative research initiatives that develop and improve critical thinking and creativity skills, hands-on, team oriented, and interdisciplinary learning via collaborative research projects. The goal of this summer research initiative is to introduce minority engineering students to research environment in a team setting and organized through webcam and email.

Institution: Hostos Community College, CUNY

Language: English

Presented by:

Tanvir PrinceTanvir Prince ia an Assistant Professor Department of Mathematics at Hostos Community College

 

 

 

 

Nieves AnguloNieves Angulo is an Associate Professor at the Department of Mathematics -Hostos Community College
City University of New York 500 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10451