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  • HETS presents its 2013 Visionary Leadership Award to Manuel J. Fernós. The HETS Board of Directors, presented to Manuel J. Fernós, HETS Chairman and President of the Inter American University of Puerto Rico (IAUPR) the HETS 2013 Visionary Leadership Award. This Award recognized President Fernós 13 years of outstanding commitment and support to HETS initiatives and the education in general. Dr. José J. Rivera, HETS Treasurer & President of the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón,  and Ms. Yubelkys Montalvo, HETS Executive Director, presented the Award to President Fernós, during the Opening Session of the HETS Virtual Best Practices Showcase, celebrated last Thursday, January 17, 2013 at the Theater of the Inter American University Metropolitan Campus. HETS also honored President Fernós with a collage of pictures which evidence President Fernós’ support and dedication to this organization. Finally, some details about his extraordinary career where shared with the audience, as part of this award presentation. This is the second time this HETS Visionary Leadership Award was presented to a Board Member in the 19 years of HETS existence as an organization. This award is presented only when the Board of Directors identifies a Board member who ...
  • HETS Virtual Best Practices Showcase January 17- February 8, 2013 HETS is pleased to invite all member institutions participants to register free of charge to the Virtual Best Practices Showcase that will be held from January 17 to February 8, 2013. This event is intended to celebrate Innovation in Retention and Assessment in Distance Learning Education, Equivalence and Authentication to Promote Hispanic Student Success in Higher Education. HETS is delighted to invite your faculty members, instructional designers, student support staff, distance learning personnel, and other academic and support leaders to participate and learn from more than 15 ground-breaking practices. Non members participants are also invited to join us and register for only $50.00. This event will be free of charge to our member institutions and no travel cost is required to participate since it will be completely online. No charge registration applies to faculty, administrators, employees and students. You just need to use a valid institutional email address to register for free. Registration it’s easy an online, to register for this online event go to: VBPS registration.  After registration, you will receive a confirmation message, and two days before the event ...
  • The HETS Online Journal nominated to be included on the EBSCO worldwide databases We are proud to announce that the HETS Online Journal (HOJ) has been nominated for inclusion in EBSCO Publishing’s databases (EBSCO). EBSCO Publishing caters to the information needs of researchers at every level by providing the content to bring the latest and best information to researchers. HETS is confident that the global exposure that EBSCO databases will provide to the HOJ would be an excellent opportunity to share our knowledge focused on Hispanic and the integration of new technologies in Education. In addition, we are certain that our articles will be an asset to researchers using their research database system. If you are working with Hispanic students and using technology you may want to submit an article for consideration to be published on the Fall Issue of the HOJ. The editorial board is accepting articles for evaluation until September 14, 2012.  The Online Journal is a peer-reviewed publication and the Editorial Board is comprised of well known educators in the field.  We invite you to make the difference, submit an article for consideration today. Don’t miss this opportunity to share your ...
  • HETS opens new sessions of the online workshops, also accepting articles for it’s Online Journal. With the new academic year, HETS is ready to present new projects targeted to our members and general public.  New sessions of the completely online HETS Basic Certification: Integración de nuevas tecnologías en la Educación Superior will start August 27 and the deadline to submit articles for consideration to be published on the Fall Edition of the HETS Online Journal is September 14, 2012. Our workshops will be validated with 12 contact hours, and at the end of the 4 workshops series, participants will get a total of 4.8 continuing education credits. These workshops will be offered in Moodle or Blackboard online platforms. During these workshops, each participant will have the personalized assistance of experts from some of our Member Institutions in respective topics. The scheduled dates for the HETS Basic Certification workshops (in Spanish) for this semester are: Servicios en Línea para Estudiantes (Student Services Online) Date: August 27 to September 22, 2012 Creación de un Módulo Educativo en Línea (Creation of an Online Educational Module) Date: September 24 to October 20, 2012 Servicios de Apoyo en Línea para la Facultad: Blogs ...
  • Distance Learning Directors Event Video is available at the HETS You Tube channel   The video recording of the HETS  Distance Learning Directors event has been uploaded to our You Tube channel.  This event took place at Bronx Community College on June 26, 2012. During the event, several HETS member institutions had the opportunity to discuss relevant topics on access, retention and assessment related to distance learning.  Round table discussion  included representation from: Borough of Manhattan Community College, Bronx Community College, Hostos Community College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Lehman College (New York); Berkeley College (New York and New Jersey); Caribbean University, EDP College, National University College Online, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón (PR); and Kutztown University (Pennsylvania). Closing session of this event, also hosted by Bronx Community College President, Dr. Carole Berrotte Joseph, included the presentation of the round table discussions to the HETS Board members.  Lehman College collaborated with the video recording of the presentations to the Board.  To watch the video of this event please visit HETS TV channel in You Tube and click on the Distance Learning Directors  Event ...
  • New Executive Committee elected during summer 2012 Board Meeting at New York   President of the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Manuel Fernós, Esq., was elected new HETS Chairman during the annual summer Board Meeting celebrated at Bronx Community College, NY on June 25-26, 2012. Collaborating with Fernós in the HETS Board of Directors will be President of the Ana G. Méndez University System, Dr. José F. Méndez and Dr. José Jaime Rivera, President of the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, who were both re elected to their positions as Vice President and Treasurer respectively. Dr. Ivonne Chirino- Klevans, from Walden University, was elected as first ever, Vice President representing members’ institutions from mainland. Other board officials elected includes: Dr. Dario Cortés, President of Berkeley College as secretary; Eng. Gladys Nieves, President of EDP College; Dr. Carole Berrotte Joseph, President of Bronx Community College; and Dr. Carlos Vargas, Provost from Kutztown University as regional representatives.   During the meeting, the Board discussed HETS’s achievements during the past year, and explored a series of key priorities for the years to come, including the HETS Best Practices Showcase in combination with a Virtual Showcase. The Board ...
  • HETS and Blackboard promote innovation in education during the Puerto Rico Teaching & Learning Forum 2012 Blackboard (Bb) and the HETS Consortium celebrated last May 23rd a full day with educational and technology leaders in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean at the Blackboard Teaching & Learning Forum 2012 in Puerto Rico.  The event was hosted by the Metropolitan University, Ana G. Méndez University System, San Juan, P.R. More than 25 higher education institutions, corporations and organizations from Puerto Rico, United States and the Caribbean, learned about new technologies, innovations and trends in education.  Visit the page HETS event with Blackboard 2012 link to access the presentations and videos of this forum. More than 90 participants took advantage of the relevant topics discussed. During the event, attendees had the opportunity to interact with colleagues, share learning experiences, and learn new trends in educational technology, innovation and quality in Education and interact with educational leaders’ specialists from Blackboard from Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. In addition, HETS workshop session during the event provided the opportunity to understand and maximize the use of platforms and its educational tools focus on rubrics and assessment, as well as the grade center features. Prof. ...
  • HETS and Major Corporate Partner, Blackboard, joined forces offering a workshop to Bb Forum participants in Colombia. As part of the agreement with one of our Major Corporate Partners, Blackboard Inc (Bb), HETS had the opportunity to continue its collaboration to Higher Education Institutions. Last April 26, HETS delivered a workshop focused on design and evaluation of learning modules, and the use of rubrics in Blackboard’s 9.1 grade center, as part of the post activities of the latest Bb Forum held in Bogotá, Colombia. Faculty participants from: Los Nogales College, Fundación Universitaria Católica del Norte, Fundación Universitaria Los Libertadores, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje – SENA, Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga, Universidad Autónoma de Occidente at  Cali, Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Universidad de La Sabana, Universidad de los Andes, Universidad del Magdalena, Universidad del Norte, Universidad del Rosario Universidad EAN, Universitaria Virtual Internacional, officers representing the Colombian Armed Forces and Police Department, joined HETS International member Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia to took advantage of the workshop session conducted by  Prof. Alfredo Calderón, one of our HETS experts. HETS has been recognized for its commitment to achieve excellence in Higher Education, especially among the Hispanic community. Through this collaborative ...
  • More Tools and Resources to Succeed in Higher Education at the Redesigned HETS Virtual Plaza website HETS has launched the redesigned Virtual Plaza website. It has two major sections, Faculty & Administrators Placita and Students Placita. HETS mission is constantly seeking innovative ideas in its field of expertise to bring its members the best of all services. This time, a new redesigned Virtual Plaza website is launch, where faculty members, administrators and students will find specific tools to help them success in different areas in Higher Education. In addition, this redesigned improve both; Virtual Plaza image and functionality. In order to facilitate its navigation, the Virtual Plaza was divided in two main menus: Faculty & Administrators Placita and Student Placita. Both Placitas has added new sections to maintain updated and, at the same time, conveys an organized series of modules and resources. To include and highlighted these new Plaza sections, HETS website menu: Our Services, was updated as well. Faculty & Administrators Placita. In this section, you will have the chance to look at- a -glance to the opportunities of getting diverse professional development, access modules and a variety of learning objectives.  Among the additions to this Placita, ...
  • Save the Date! May 23, 2012. HETS event with Blackboard Blackboard and the HETS Consortium invite you to share a day with Educational and Technology leaders in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean at the Metropolitan University, Ana G. Méndez University System, San Juan, PR. During this event, free of charge, you can interact with colleagues, share learning experiences, and learn new trends in educational technology, innovation and quality in Education.   Cost: Free of charge! (limited spaces available) Spanish registration form English registration form When: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Where: Metropolitan University, Ana G. Méndez University System, San Juan PR Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm In addition, this event will give you the opportunity to understand and maximize the use of platforms and educational tools, and interact with educational leaders specialists from Blackboard and Caribbean who will be strategically addressing your concerns. Translation services will be available for the presentations at the Amphitheater. Spaces are limited, so we invite you to reserve yours today! Spanish event agenda English event agenda For additional information about this event, please contact the ...
  • HETS collaboration with Blackboard in Mexico, to strengthen commitment with International Higher Education Institutions in Latin America As part of the agreement with one of our Major Corporate Partners, Blackboard Inc (Bb), HETS had the opportunity to extend the collaboration to Higher Education Institution which attended the Bb Forum on February 29, 2012 in Puebla, Mexico. More than 90 faculty members and representatives from the following institutions and organizations : Benemerita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Educación Superior de Celaya A.C, Fundación Universidad de las Américas de Puebla, ITAT, Sistema Tecnológico de Monterrey, Sistemas CBT, Colegio de Estudios de Posgrado de la Cuidad de México, Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios de la Salud, OCC Mundial, Universidad del Valle de México, Universidad del Istmo, Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla, Universidad Estatal a Distancia (UNED), Universidad Anáhuac México Norte, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo (UAEH), Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, Universidad Politécnica de San Luis Potosí, Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla, Universidad Virtual en Ciencias de la Salud, Athenea- Global Network Technologies, Consutoría en Redes, Contaduría República BUAP and Soluciones 4G took advantage of two workshop sessions conducted by  two  HETS Experts. HETS has been recognized for its commitment to achieve excellence in ...
  • HETS Board of Directors Representative from UNM Selected for Distance Learning Award The HETS office wants to congratulate Dr. Jerón­imo Domínguez; vice provost of Extended Uni­ver­sity and HETS Designated Representative at the Uni­ver­sity of New Mex­ico; for his recent achievement, the receipt of the 2012 Distance Learning in Higher Education Award. March 5, 2012 | Jerón­imo Domínguez, vice provost of Extended Uni­ver­sity at the Uni­ver­sity of New Mex­ico, has been selected to receive the Dis­tance Learn­ing in Higher Edu­ca­tion Award, pre­sented by the Amer­i­can Asso­ci­a­tion of His­pan­ics in Higher Edu­ca­tion (AAHHE) at the AAHHE 7th annual con­fer­ence in Costa Mesa, Calif. Domínguez was selected by a panel of experts in higher edu­ca­tion. The selec­tion cri­te­ria focused on the recipient’s sus­tained con­tri­bu­tions and efforts to show­case the sig­nif­i­cant accom­plish­ments this award rep­re­sents. This award is given to an indi­vid­ual who has cham­pi­oned dis­tance learn­ing in higher edu­ca­tion via online instruc­tion, research or the devel­op­ment of dis­tance learn­ing processes that impact Latino stu­dents in higher education. “Dr. Domínguez’s work and ded­i­ca­tion to pro­vid­ing access to stu­dents via dis­tance learn­ing, adds value and accel­er­ates our stu­dents’ abil­ity to com­plete their degree. He is a pio­neer in the dis­tance learn­ing model ...
  • More Than 25 Higher Education Institutions gathered in the HETS Best Practices Showcase Conference in San Juan   Last February 16 and 17, the Hispanic Educational Technology Services (HETS) Consortium (HETS) celebrated its 2012 Best Practices Showcase: Celebrating Innovation in Access, Retention, Assessment, and STEM Education to Promote Hispanic Student Success in Higher Education. The Conference took place at the Law School of the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico in San Juan. “This is the second time the HETS Consortium gathers more than 25 higher education member institutions from Puerto Rico, United States and Latin-America, to share their innovative initiatives and best practices in the integration of technology and education for the benefit of the academic community”, said HETS Executive Director Yubelkys Montalvo. Through 35 presentations by faculty and administrators from Hispanic Serving institutions, HETS celebrated the innovative use of technology to promote Hispanic student success in the areas of Access, Retention, Assessment, and STEM education in postsecondary education. Topics included new classroom technologies, innovative learning support tools, collaboration tools, and the integration of social media networks to the learning process, among others. The event opened with an expert panel discussion with two representatives from HETS member institutions and one partner ...
  • Board of Directors celebrating technology innovation in meeting during the HETS 2012 Best Practices Showcase.   The HETS Board of Directors Winter session was successfully held in San Juan, PR during the HETS 2012 Best Practices Showcase.  Representatives of more than 25 member institutions from Puerto Rico, New York, Texas, Pennsylvania, Kansas and Colombia, were present at the meeting and agreed on the priority activities for the next semester. The first session took place, Wednesday, February 15 at the Conrad Hotel as part of the series of events scheduled previous the Best Practices Showcase Conference.  A second session was held on February 17, to discuss initiatives and future plans between HETS Board members and its Corporate Partners at the Law School of the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. Besides allowing the discussion of the key accomplishments of the organization during the first half of the 2011-2012 academic year, this meeting was crucial in the open discussion of the approved Strategic Plan of the organization from 2011 through 2016. Efforts for the second half of this academic year, includes the continuation of the professional development events, including not only the basic but also the advanced online workshops to obtain ...
  • Live Webcast of the HETS Best Practices Showcase Available HETS will be celebrating the Second Best Practices Showcase on February 16 and 17, 2012 in Puerto Rico.  This  event will be full of outstanding presentations of innovative projects in the areas of access , retention, assessment , and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education for Hispanics.  Visit these links to learn more about the excerpts of the showcase in each topic. As a benefit for those who can’t attend in person, HETS has coordinated a live webcast transmission of  14 out of the 35 presentations that will be showcased during the two day event. HETS member institutions can enjoy this showcase for only a flat rate of $119 for both days.  Hispanic Serving Institutions, not affiliated to HETS yet, will also have the opportunity to access with a rate of $149.  The access is for the main presentations that will be presented at the Theater and Amphitheater I, including the presentation of the event’s keynote speaker, Dr. Antonio Flores, President & CEO of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).   With only one registration, your institution can set up the ...

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