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Virtual HETS Best Practices Showcase 2015

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Celebrating Innovation in Access, Retention and Assessment in Distance Learning

Education to Promote Hispanic Student Success in Higher Education


Track 1: Retention and Assessment efforts in Distance Learning

This track is intended to showcase innovative practices that strategically use technology to support, drive, and optimize retention of Hispanic students in online or blended courses, and promoting the effective development and implementation of assessment efforts through the innovative and strategic use of technology in Distance Learning. It considers projects that innovatively and strategically use technology to track, measure, support, and assess Hispanic student learning success and projects that demonstrate how their approach has had a significant impact on their success in supporting and increasing Hispanic student retention in online courses or programs. Some examples include:

  1. Projects that demonstrate how your institution adapt student support services to promote a higher level of motivation among students in the online environment
  2. Projects that demonstrate how your institutions manage/perform student assessment in distance education
  3. Best practices using technology to assess students performance in online environments, and its features and effectiveness
  4. Strategic use of technology to manage/deal/support student body diversity in distance education and cultural shock avoidance in the online environment
  5. Projects that demonstrate how your institution promote quality in the online environment

 

Track 2: Pedagogy strategies for online courses

This track is intended to showcase innovative practices that strategically use technology to design distance learning courses and comply with quality criteria and accreditation requirements.

  1. Projects that demonstrate your institution design model for distance education courses
  2. Online courses models addressing equivalency issues in comparison to face-to-face education
  3. Online courses models addressing authentication issues in distance learning

 

Track 3: Mobile Technologies

This track is intended to showcase innovative practices that strategically use mobile technologies to optimize student’s support services and assessment when teaching in an online or hybrid environment. It considers activities that innovatively and efficiently use mobile technologies to in real-time measure academic performance and ensures identity of participants . Some examples include:

  1. Projects that demonstrate how your institution integrates mobile technologies to student online environment

 

Evaluation Criteria

The Evaluation Committee will evaluate submitted projects on the basis of the following criteria. Each area will be rated on a scale from 1 to 7 (1= non-satisfactory; 7 =outstanding), for a maximum of 63 points.

  1. Level of innovation
  2. Meaningful use of technology – demonstrates not only how technologies were put in place but also how effectively those technologies were to achieving the goals in online environments
  3. Demonstrated benefit to overall student success and institutional effectiveness in Distance Learning
  4. Contribution to decision-making and improvement processes in Distance Learning
  5. Usefulness and cost-effectiveness
  6. Use of specific examples, evidence, or indicators to demonstrate success
  7. Quality of the proposal
  8. Hispanic focus
  9. Lessons learned

 

Evaluation Committee

The Evaluation Committee is designated by the Presidents of HETS Member Institutions based on their expertise and experience on the nominated track to validate their peers proposals.

 

To submit your proposal online go to: Call for Proposals

NEXT EVENTS

  • HETS Board Meeting

    July 12 -13, 2018

    By invitation only
    Bronx Community College, CUNY
    Bronx, NY

  • Distance Learning Key Contacts Event

    July 12, 2018

    By invitation only
    Bronx Community College, CUNY
    Bronx, NY

  • HETS 25th Anniversary Lunch

    July 12, 2018

    By invitation only
    Bronx Community College
    Bronx, New York

  • HETS Student Leadership Showcase

    14 de septiembre de 2018

    Lugar: Teatro del Recinto Metropolitano, UIPR
    Hora: 8:00 am -4:00 pm

  • Taller en Línea: Mejores Prácticas en Trabajos Colaborativos en el Aprendizaje en Línea: Foros de Discusión y Trabajos en Equipos Virtuales

    17 de septiembre -12 de octubre de 2018

    Recurso: Dr. Antonio De las Casas, UIPR
    Plataforma: Blackboard 9.1
    Duración: 17 de septiembre -12 de octubre de 2018

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  • Taller en Línea: Competencias Digitales e Informacionales con los Nativos Digitales

    22 de octubre - 16 de noviembre de 2018 (TBC)

    Recurso: Prof. Purísima Centeno, UPR
    Plataforma: Blackboard 9.1
    Duración: 22 de octubre – 16 de noviembre de 2018 (TBC)

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  • Taller en Línea: Nuevos Medios Digitales

    11 de febrero - 8 de marzo de 2019

    Recurso: Dr. Antonio Vantaggiato, USC
    Plataforma: TBC
    Duración: 11 de febrero – 8 de marzo de 2019

  • Taller en Línea: Mejores Prácticas para la Retención en Línea

    18 de marzo - 12 de abril de 2019

    Recurso: Dra. Ana Milena Lucumi, NUC
    Plataforma: Blackboard 9.1
    Duración: 18 de marzo – 12 de abril de 2019

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  • Evento: Conoce a Nuestros Recursos Expertos

    7 de septiembre de 2018

    Fecha: 7 de septiembre de 2018
    Hora: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Lugar: TBC

  • Taller Presencial: Blended Learning: Una forma diferente y única de enseñanza.

    19 de octubre de 2018

    Recurso: Prof. Iliana Ballester, USC
    Fecha: 19 de octubre de 2018
    Hora: 9:00 am -12:00 pm
    Lugar: Salones Multiusos, Oficina Central UIPR

  • Taller Presencial: Metodología... Estudios de casos, aprendizaje basado en: problemas, cooperativo, con proyector, etc.

    Recurso: Prof. Antonio Delgado, UPR
    Fecha: TBC
    Hora: TBC
    Lugar: TBC

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