Dra. Verenice Rodríguez

La doctora Verenice Rodríguez Ruiz se desempeña como Catedrática Auxiliar en el Departamento de Inglés de la Universidad de Puerto Rico en Aguadilla. Ha fungido como Decana Interina de Administración y ha impartido cursos en Administración de Empresas de UPR-Aguadilla. Se desempeñó como Directora de Programas en el Centro de Tecnología Educativa en Multimedios (CETEM), actualmente conocido como la División de Educación a Distancia (DivED).

Posee un doctorado en Tecnología Instruccional y Educación a Distancia de la Abraham S. Fischler College of Education, de Nova Southeasten University en Florida. Obtuvo su maestría en Administración de Empresas con especialidad en Recursos Humanos de la Universidad Metropolitana de Aguadilla. Su bachillerato es en Sistemas de Oficina de la Universidad de Puerto Rico en Aguadilla.

Posee varias Certificaciones Profesionales, tales como: Nuevas Tecnologías en sus cursos utilizando UPRAg Virtual, Universidad de Puerto Rico en Aguadilla; Integración de Nuevas Tecnologías en la Educación Superior, Hispanic Educational Technology Services – HETS (básica y avanzada); Teaching On-line 2.0, Hispanic Educational Technology Services – HETS y otras.

Ha participado como conferenciante en talleres de tecnología y ha realizado tareas administrativas en diferentes propuestas con el Consorcio Noroeste, Departamento de Educación y Cambium Learning Group, tales como: Proyecto Tecnojóvenes, Forja K-3, CRECE-21, Empowering Students to the 21st Century, Improving Academic Achievement through Best Practices for Teaching English Content with Technology, entre otras. También, ha ofreciendo talleres y conferencias relacionadas a liderazgo, relaciones humanas, diseño instruccional, destrezas tecnológicas, manejo, administración y creación de cursos en línea en plataformas educativas, entre otros. Fue presidenta en la Junta de Directores de la Asociación de Profesores de Educación Comercial de Puerto Rico (APEC) 2015-2017.

Twitter: @vrodriguez33
Facebook: Verenice Rodríguez Ruiz
Instagram: verenice_rr
Linkedln: Verenice Rodríguez Ruiz, Ed. D.

Email: verenice.rodriguez@upr.edu

Dra. Carmen Burgos Videla

Profesora de Educación General Básica, Licenciada en Educación, Maestría en Educación con mención en Diseño Curricular por competencias, Doctora en Ciencias de la Educación. Posee data formativa multidisciplinar:  Cursos de filosofía política; filosofía de la educación, estudios especializados en Historia de las Ideas en América Latina, diplomado en Interdisciplina CEIICH-UNAM, cursos y seminarios de epistemología, curriculum latinoamericano, entre otras. Sus líneas de investigación incluyen: la Teoría pedagógica y curricular la Acción creativa, curriculum vívido. Entre las investigaciones realizadas en los últimos cinco años y proyectos actuales se destacan: Acción creativa, currículum vívido; Rasgos identitarios del currículum en Chile. (2017 – 2020); Currículum latinoamericano. Trazos arqueológicos. (2018-2020); Proyecto Investigación, Fondo Investigación UDA (DIUDA Regular); La Operación Didáctica en el currículum universitario y El caso de Pedagogía en Educación Básica de la Universidad de Atacama. (2018-2020), entre otros. Además, ha trabajado Proyectos individuales como:
Didáctica situada (2015); Una concepción emergente sobre didáctica y su operacionalización en el currículum de profesores de educación básica. (2018) y en 2019: Vínculo Currículum –Sociedad. Movimientos estudiantiles México 1999 y Chile 2001. Presentación inaugural en el Posgrado de Pedagogía Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. 29 de enero de 2019 IISUE, Ciudad Universitaria, Distrito Federal.

Redes Sociales:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CarmenB91628551

Timothy Marshall

Chief Innovation Officer,
Dallas County Community College District

Over 25 years experience in technology and executive management in multiple industries (defense and electronics manufacturing, banking, higher education and K-12 district). C-level executive at multiple colleges, universities, K-12 district, and business development executive for consulting and outsourcing firm.

Performed technology and operational assessments at over 100 colleges and universities in areas of online and distance education, technology infrastructure, applications implementations and hosting, forensic audits of organizational operational and capital budgets, dormitory design, property acquisition, network security, remote managed services and more.  Presented findings to wider audiences (over 400 colleges and universities).

Lifelong learner – certificates in Airborne Radars, Satellite Communications, Firefighter/Hazardous Materials Recovery Specialist, CAD/CAM, Mainframe Systems, Database Systems, Solutions Selling, Team Building, ITIL, Lean Fundamentals, AGILE, Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems, Master of Science in Management Systems, All but dissertation for Ed. D. in Organizational and Community Leadership.


HETS OFFERS WEBINARS WITH EXPERTS FROM PUERTO RICO, THE UNITED STATES, AND INTERNATIONAL

Lea aquí la versión en español

The Hispanic Educational Technology Services (HETS) invites you to participate in the educational webinars scheduled for this semester with recognized experts from Puerto Rico, the United States, and international experts from countries such as Spain, Chile, Argentina, and the Dominican Republic. These webinars are intended to provide special support to member institutions in Puerto Rico, the United States, and Latin America, as part of our focus and mission. These webinars, on topics related to distance education, are free of charge through the Blackboard Collaborate platform, one of HETS’ corporate partners.

The first webinar will be in Spanish by Dr. Cristina Villalonga Gómez, Director of Global Campus, the digital education unit of the Universidad de Nebrija(Madrid), on March 19, 2021. The webinar title is Los retos del Modelo Educativo Híbrido and will discuss the experience of the Universidad de Nebrija in Spain, which has developed a comprehensive hybrid face-to-face model to take advantage of the potential of both face-to-face spaces and digital settings. Dr. Villalonga has a doctorate in Communication and Education in Digital Environments, a Master’s Degree in Communication and Network Education, and another Master’s Degree in Social Networks and Digital Learning from the National University of Distance Education, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona.

To participate in this and other webinars, you only need to register at the following links: Webinars en Español » HETS and Webinars in English » HETS. We encourage you to promote these virtual events among your academic community so they can benefit from the perspective and expertise of the invited expert resources. These events will be moderated by Dr. Carlos Morales, President of the HETS Board of Directors, and President of the Tarrant County College Connect Campus. If you need more information about this and other events, you can send an email to info@hets.org, or call (787) 616-3201.

About HETS: The Hispanic Educational Technology Services Consortium (HETS) is a non-profit organization composed of more than 40 affiliated post-secondary institutions in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Latin America. Founded in 1993, HETS focuses on the innovative use of technology to support access to higher education and retention of Hispanic students. Among the services offered by the Organization, we can highlight the following: Best Practices Showcase conferences; its online and face-to-face workshops; the peer reviewed HETS Online Journal; its Student Leadership Showcase annual event, and its virtual resources and support center at the Virtual Plaza. Together, HETS member institutions have more than 30,000 faculty members and nearly one million students, of which about 60% are Hispanic. The HETS office is located in Room 128 at the Metropolitan Campus of the Inter-American University of PR.

www.hets.org
@hetsorg

About Universidad de Nebrija: The Universidad de Nebrija is a reference academic institution that is distinguished by the high employability of its students, its strong links with the business world, and the decided international focus of its educational model. The teaching offerings at the Universidad de Nebrija grouped around the faculties of Social Sciences (Law, CADE, International Relations, Tourism, Security and Psychology), Communication and Arts (Journalism, Audiovisual Communication, Advertising, Public Relations, Marketing, Fashion, Fine Arts and Performing Arts), Languages ​​and Education (Linguistics, Languages ​​and Education),  the Polytechnic School (Industrial Engineering, Mechanics, Automobile, Computer Science, Architecture, Interior Design) and the Center for Health Sciences San Rafael-Nebrija (Nursing and Physiotherapy). Located in Madrid, the University has almost 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and nearly 25,000 alumni around the world.

www.nebrija.com
@Nebrija

Dr. Stella Porto

Dr. Stella Porto is currently a Learning Specialist at the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB) in Washington, DC. She has been with IDB since September 2014. The IDB, through its Knowledge and Learning division, offers a variety of e-learning products to the Latin American and Caribbean regions. Stella manages the design, development, and delivery of several of these. (https://cursos.iadb.org

Prior to the IDB, Stella was the director of the Masters of Distance Education and E-learning (MDE) at the University of Maryland Global Campus (https://www.umgc.edu), where she also held other positions since 2001. Prior to that, she was a Professor of Computer Science for around 9 years in her native country Brazil. Stella holds a BS in Electrical Engineering, a Masters, and Doctoral degrees in Computer Science, and much later, she added a master’s in Distance Education. 

 Outside of her full-time job duties, Stella is part of the QM Research colleague team and a facilitator for Quality Matters, the board of directors of IBSTPI – International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction (https://ibstpi.org), and part of the editorial board of AJDE (American Journal of Distance Education). Stella also works on various consulting projects related to online learning through her own business, StellerJ Consulting. 

This year has been leading and managing since March a huge initiative focused on helping Latin America to move courses online. It is called #movingonline BID – https://cursos.iadb.org/es/indes/moving-online. This is a large umbrella for various activities: a hub of resources and community of practice, weekly webinars, and various short courses to support faculty and other professionals in this transition. 

Social networks:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stellaporto/
Twitter: @stellacsporto

Dra. Lisbel M. Correa Suárez

La doctora Correa Suárez es Catedrática Asociada del Departamento Humanístico y Pedagógico de la UIPR – Recinto de Ponce y, como dispensa especial le asiste al Decanato de Asuntos Académicos en la dirección del Centro de Investigación y Producción Académica conocido por sus siglas CIPA. Posee un doctorado en Tecnología Instruccional y Educación a Distancia de la Fischler School of Education de Nova Southeastern University. También cuenta con una maestría en Tecnología Educativa y Sistemas de Instrucción de la Caribbean University. Durante los pasados años, se ha destacado por sus publicaciones con enfoque a la evaluación de programas de capacitación para los docentes en línea, el impacto de los aspectos estéticos y visuales en la educación a distancia, el diseño instruccional de cursos en línea, y la presencia en la virtualidad. Aportó al esfuerzo iniciativa del Departamento de Estado de Puerto Rico, Virtual Educa (Observatorio) y el Hispanic Educational Technology Services (HETS) para el desarrollo del libro “Educación Virtual y a Distancia en Puerto Rico”. Ha colaborado como asesora y coordinadora de los esfuerzos del desarrollo de cursos y programas en línea, más recursos digitales para la innovación de la instrucción en línea y tradicional. Es la diseñadora del Modelo de diseño instruccional ACIV el cual ha sido aplicado para diseño de cursos en línea. También, ha colaborado en el diseño curricular e instruccional diseñado cursos, certificaciones, diplomados, programas académicos, entre otros esfuerzos para la educación a distancia.