Virtual HETS Best Practices Showcase 2015

Celebrating Innovation in Access, Retention and Assessment in Distance Learning

Education to Promote Hispanic Student Success in Higher Education

January 15  – February 6,  2015


The Hispanic Educational Technology Services Consortium (HETS) seeks to highlight and celebrate the outstanding work of its member institutions in meaningfully and strategically using technology to achieve Hispanic student success. Taking place in January 15- February, 6 2015, the 2015 Virtual HETS Best Practices Showcase will focus on three main tracks: Retention and Assessment efforts in Distance Learning, Pedagogy strategies for online courses, and Mobile Technologies. These topics have been highlighted through the survey HETS office sent to all key contacts at member institutions, and Board meetings discussions. This event will be a combination of live and asynchronous online presentations with forums to extend the discussion among presenters and audience beyond the scheduled dates.

HETS has defined a “best practice” as an innovative approach or strategy that, with the effective use of technology, has proven to increase recruitment, promote student success, improve student retention and completion, and provide institutions with viable, effective, and efficient approaches to assessment in Distance Learning courses or programs. Overall, it will be a showcase of innovative teaching with technology strategies in Higher Education focused on impacting the Hispanic student population by enhancing retention, college completion, and successful learning outcomes.

Certainly, HETS member institutions are experts in dealing with the Hispanic population and finding ways to provide them with opportunities to succeed. We want to continue offering a virtual environment where you can share your knowledge and experiences. 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.

Date and Location

The 2015 Virtual HETS Best Practices Showcase was held from January 15 to February 6, 2015 totally online and will be a combination of live presentations and uploaded ones.


Who Should Participate

Academic leaders, Distance Learning Directors, Academic and Student Affairs Vice Presidents or Deans, faculty, technology staff, investigators, corporate representatives related to technology and education, students and general public.


Registration Fees

  • HETS Members: free of charge (need to register with an institutional email account)
  • Regular Fee: $50.00 (per track) / $100.00 (all tracks)


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