Virtual HETS Best Practices Showcase 2017


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Virtual HETS Best Practices Showcase

Celebrating Innovation in Retention, Assessment, Internationalization and Placement to Promote Hispanic Student Success in Higher Education

February 7  – February 15,  2019


The Hispanic Educational Technology Services Consortium (HETS) highlighted and celebrated the outstanding work of its member institutions in meaningfully and strategically using technology to achieve Hispanic student success. During February 7 to 19, 2019, the Virtual HETS Best Practices Showcase focused on three main tracks: Retention and Assessment in Distance Learning, Internationalization, and Placement. This event was a combination of live and asynchronous online presentations, with forums for interaction among presenters and participants.

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

Certainly, HETS member institutions are experts in dealing with the Hispanic population and finding ways to provide them with opportunities to succeed. Thus, we wanted to open a space for them to share this expertise. Online participants were 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 2017 Virtual HETS Best Practices Showcase took place from February 9 to February 17, 2017 completely online and was a combination of live presentations and pre recorded ones (uploaded to HETS You Tube Channel). To learn more about these presentations go to VBPS Schedule.

Opening Session -Live Transmission from San Juan, PR

When: Thursday, February 9 ,2017
Where: Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Central Offices (First floor, Salones Multiusos)
Time: 1:30 -3:30 pm (AST/ Puerto Rico Time)
Cost: Free of charge! (Limited spaces available, reserve yours today!)

Those who were not able to join us face to face, had the opportunity to watch the live transmission of the Panel of Experts the day and time of the event transmitted through Bb Collaborate room for this event. You can watch the recording here: Live Transmission Opening Session 2017 VBPS.

Who Participated

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

Registration for this virtual conference its free of charge to HETS members, but its open to the general public at a very accessible fee (see below).

  • HETS Members: free of charge (need to register with an institutional email account)
  • Regular Fee: $75.00 (all tracks) / $50.00 (one track)

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