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  • Full house and several activities during the HETS winter Board meeting held in Puerto Rico.

    The HETS winter Board of Directors meeting and several concurrent activities, were held with full house on February 7 and 8, 2019 in Puerto Rico, hosted by the Ana G. Méndez University, Gurabo Campus. This Board meeting started academic year 2018-2019, an intense year for the organization and its members, as it embarked on the implementation of recently Strategic Plan approved and presenting the first semester of its second year results on this meeting.

    The strategic plan framework corresponding to years 2017-2020 is an extension of the previous one, and its focused on core areas of access, retention and successful completion, and online learning / technology integration. Among the news shared with the Board were highlighted the major activities to support the organizational programmatic goals such as: tailored workshop offerings either online and new ones face to face; additional tools and services added to the HETS Virtual Plaza and HETS Website. Also, the results of our main initiatives and events were presented like HETS online Journal, HETS Virtual Best Practices Showcase and Student Leadership Showcases in PR, and the Student Ambassadors program to promote with their peers the tools and resources free of charge available for them at the Student Placita of the HETS Virtual Plaza.

    One of the activities held during the afternoon of the first day of HETS Board meeting, was the Opening Session of the Virtual Best Practices Showcase. The Virtual Best Practices Showcase open with a panel presentation focused on the conference main tracks. HETS members were invited to participate of the live transmission of the Opening Session, held on February 7, 2019. The panel presentation topic was about: Leveraging Partnerships to Support Student Access, Learning, and Success, and all speakers were from Southeast Missouri State University including: Dr. Deborah Below, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success; Dr. Alberto Dávila, Dean of Harrison College of Business and Computing; and Professor of Economics; Dr. Debbie Lee- Distefano, Professor of Spanish in the Department of Communication Studies and Modern Languages; and Ms. Rhonda Weller-Stilson, Dean of the Holland College of Arts and Media.

    Another activity concurrent with the first day of the Board meeting, was the student ambassadors meeting with attendees from PR, USA and International. The student’s ambassadors participated of a two day meeting full of activities, including a workshop at Colegio Universitario de San Juan, a special lunch at EDP University, and a tour at Old San Juan which included a stop for refreshments at Carlos Albizu University. A total of 16 ambassadors from Puerto Rico, six from USA, and one from Colombia participated of the meeting.

    During the second day of the Board meeting, student ambassadors were invited to present to the Board, the efforts made at their campuses. Four Ambassadors from Puerto Rico, presented their activities, and a video with photos of the activities held by the rest of the Puerto Rico ambassadors were shared. Students invited from USA and Colombia, actively participated on the discussion held regarding these efforts, and shared their experience during the first day of their meeting.

    Board members also welcomed representatives from new members such as Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia. During the second day of meeting the Board held a corporate session with current HETS partners like Blackboard and Interstaff, Inc, and also welcomed its newest partner, Instructure, Inc.

    Board Members closed the meeting with the HETS 25th Anniversary celebration. As part of this important event; Chancellor David Méndez welcomed the participants and special guests to the Chancellor’s house to have this celebration, and read a very special message sent by the former President of AGMU, and Founding Member of HETS, Dr. José F. Méndez. HETS Executive Director presented special recognitions to several board members, who received a commemorative plaque to acknowledged their different roles at the organization such as: Board Official, Host Institution, and Events Host. Other collaborators were recognized with other awards including: Expert Resource Member Award, HETS Online Journal Chief Editor and Online Journal Reviewer Award.

    After the recognitions, Board Members and, special guests’ attendees enjoyed a toast sponsored by Mr. Randy Richards, President of Inter Staff Inc., one of HETS Corporate Partners. During the luncheon, the invitees enjoyed a musical participation of the Tuna Taíno from students from AGMU, Gurabo Campus. To close the ceremony, the 25 Anniversary cake was cut by members of the HETS Executive Committee and its Executive Director.

    HETS would like to extend its special thanks to President José Méndez Méndez, Chancellor David Méndez, Sara Vega, Ivette Guzmán, and all their staff at Ana G. Méndez University, Gurabo Campus for hosting these events at their facilities. Also, HETS would like to thank Chancellor Pahedra Gelpi, and her staff from Colegio Universitario de San Juan; Dean of students, Carmen Rivera from Carlos Albizu University and her staff; and Eng. Gladys Nieves, President of EDP University and her staff, for their support on the logistics coordination, including workshop facilities, technical equipment, live transmissions, refreshments, lunch, and ground transportation.

    For more information about HETS services, please visit www.hets.org, contact us via email info@hets.org or just call us at (787) 250-1912 exts. 2372/ 2373.

    Continue reading →The HETS winter Board of Directors meeting and several concurrent activities, were held with full house on February 7 and 8, 2019 in Puerto Rico, hosted by the Ana G. Méndez University, Gurabo Campus. This Board meeting started academic year 2018-2019, an intense year for the organization and its members, as it embarked on the implementation of recently Strategic Plan approved and presenting the first semester of its second year results on this meeting. The strategic plan framework corresponding to years 2017-2020 is an extension of the previous one, and its focused on core areas of access, retention and successful completion, and online learning / technology integration. Among the news shared with the Board were highlighted the major activities to support the organizational programmatic goals such as: tailored workshop offerings either online and new ones face to face; additional tools and services added to the HETS Virtual Plaza and HETS Website. Also, ...
  • El Consorcio HETS y Virtual Educa unen esfuerzos para colaborar en proyectos con entidades de países de América Latina y el Caribe.

    El Consorcio HETS y Virtual Educa firmaron hoy un Acuerdo de Colaboración que permitirá aunar esfuerzos para concretar proyectos ­que relacionen entidades de países de América Latina y el Caribe entre sí y con organismos afines de otras regiones del mundo. La firma del Acuerdo se realizó en la Oficina Central de la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico (UIPR) y contó con la participación del licenciado Manuel J. Fernós, Presidente de UIPR y Tesorero de HETS, el Dr. José María Antón, Secretario General de Virtual Educa, la Sra. Yubelkys Montalvo, Directora Ejecutiva de HETS y la Dra. Suleira Quiñones, Principal Oficial Ejecutivo de la Fundación Virtual Educa.

    La colaboración entre HETS y Virtual Educa promoverá el intercambio de información sobre programas e iniciativas en los ámbitos de la innovación en la Educación, como mecanismos básicos para el desarrollo sostenible y la transformación social, especialmente en América Latina y el Caribe. Además, facilitará la partici­pación mutua en reuniones y encuentros, así como identificar e impulsar la ejecución de iniciativas como UNIVERSIDAD 2030, que contribuya al logro de los objetivos institucionales, en pro de la integración y el progreso a nivel global. También se acordó intercambiar los emblemas corporativos de HETS y Virtual Educa, así como sus direcciones electrónicas, con el fin de dar acceso a los enlaces de información de interés en ambos portales para sus respectivos usuarios. 

    Sobre el Consorcio HETS

    El Consorcio Hispano de Servicios de Tecnología Educativa (HETS, por sus siglas en inglés) es una organización sin fines de lucro constituida por más de 40 instituciones post-secundarias afiliadas en los Estados Unidos, Puerto Rico y América Latina. Fundada en 1993, la labor de HETS se enfoca en el uso innovador de la tecnología para apoyar el acceso a la educación superior y la retención del estudiante hispano. Juntos, las instituciones miembros de HETS cuentan con más de 28,000 miembros de facultad y sobre medio millón de estudiantes, de los cuales cerca del 60% son hispanos. La misión de HETS es promover, apoyar y aumentar las capacidades de sus instituciones miembros para optimizar las oportunidades de éxito de los estudiantes hispanos/latinos a través de servicios de apoyo y eventos educativos para la facultad, personal y estudiantes de sus instituciones miembro, alianzas estratégicas entre sus miembros y los sectores académico, gubernamental y corporativo, la integración de nuevas tecnologías educativas y la identificación de recursos expertos para apoyar a sus instituciones miembros.

    Sobre el Virtual Educa

    VIRTUAL EDUCA es una iniciativa originada en el año 2001 con el auspicio de la Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA), que impulsa la innovación en Educación para favorecer una transformación social inclusiva y sostenible, reuniendo a los sectores gubernamental / multilateral, empresarial, académico y sociedad civil. La firma del acuerdo marco de fecha 02.12.2003 supuso la adhesión de la Secretaría General Iberoamericana (SEGIB) a la iniciativa, quedando emplazada la secretaría general de Virtual Educa en la SEGIB, en Madrid durante el periodo 2003-2011. A partir del 26.05.2011, mediante una enmienda al acuerdo marco, Virtual Educa extendió sus actividades al Caribe de lengua inglesa, con la organización bienal de los ‘Virtual Educa Caribbean Symposiums’ [Surinam 2012 – Trinidad y Tobago 2014], quedando adscrita la secretaría general a la sede de la OEA, en Washington, D.C., durante el periodo 2011-2016. Por mandato de su Patronato, el 01.01.2017 se convirtió en una iniciativa global mediante la creación de la Alianza Global Virtual Educa (VEGA), quedando fijada la sede de la secretaría general de Virtual Educa en Washington DC. Virtual Educa tiene establecidos convenios de colaboración con múltiples organizaciones multilaterales [UNITAR/UN, UNESCO – Y2Y/WBG, PALATINO, OEI, ATEI, etc.] y agencias gubernamentales. Igualmente forma parte de la ‘Iniciativa Multilateral de Educación para el Desarrollo Humano’ (IMEDH) [FUNGLODE, Santo Domingo, 22.06.2010]. La IMEDH tiene por finalidad la conformación de un espacio de colaboración para realizar programas y proyectos de interés común. Además de la OEA y Virtual Educa, forman parte de la IMEDH el Parlamento Latinoamericano y del Caribe (PARLATINO); la UNESCO; y Unión de Universidades de América Latina y el Caribe (UDUAL).

    Continue reading →El Consorcio HETS y Virtual Educa firmaron hoy un Acuerdo de Colaboración que permitirá aunar esfuerzos para concretar proyectos ­que relacionen entidades de países de América Latina y el Caribe entre sí y con organismos afines de otras regiones del mundo. La firma del Acuerdo se realizó en la Oficina Central de la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico (UIPR) y contó con la participación del licenciado Manuel J. Fernós, Presidente de UIPR y Tesorero de HETS, el Dr. José María Antón, Secretario General de Virtual Educa, la Sra. Yubelkys Montalvo, Directora Ejecutiva de HETS y la Dra. Suleira Quiñones, Principal Oficial Ejecutivo de la Fundación Virtual Educa. La colaboración entre HETS y Virtual Educa promoverá el intercambio de información sobre programas e iniciativas en los ámbitos de la innovación en la Educación, como mecanismos básicos para el desarrollo sostenible y la transformación social, especialmente en América Latina y el Caribe. Además, facilitará la ...
  • Register and connect to the 2019 HETS Virtual Best Practices Showcase (February 7-15, 2019) The 2019 Virtual HETS Best Practices Showcase will take place from  February 7- February 15 2019, focused on three main tracks: Access, Retention, and Online Learning and Technology Integration. The Virtual Best Practices Showcase will open with a panel presentation focused on the conference main tracks. We invite you to save the date and register to participate of the live transmission of this Opening Session, scheduled from 2:30 pm- 4:00 ...
  • Casa llena durante la celebración del 5to Aniversario del HETS Student Leadership Showcase. Más de 700 estudiantes participaron del 5to Aniversario del HETS Student Leadership Showcase el pasado viernes, 14 de septiembre de 2018 en el Teatro del Recinto Metropolitano de la Universidad Interamericana en Cupey. En esta edición, tuvimos casa llena con estudiantes de las instituciones afiliadas en Puerto Rico: American University, Atenas College, Universidad Carlos Albizu, Colegio Universitario de San Juan, EDP University, National University College, ICPR Junior College, Universidad Central ...
  • Full house and several activities during the HETS winter Board meeting held in Puerto Rico.

    The HETS winter Board of Directors meeting and several concurrent activities, were held with full house on February 7 and 8, 2019 in Puerto Rico, hosted by the Ana G. Méndez University, Gurabo Campus. This Board meeting started academic year 2018-2019, an intense year for the organization and its members, as it embarked on the implementation of recently Strategic Plan approved and presenting the first semester of its second year results on this meeting.

    The strategic plan framework corresponding to years 2017-2020 is an extension of the previous one, and its focused on core areas of access, retention and successful completion, and online learning / technology integration. Among the news shared with the Board were highlighted the major activities to support the organizational programmatic goals such as: tailored workshop offerings either online and new ones face to face; additional tools and services added to the HETS Virtual Plaza and HETS Website. Also, the results of our main initiatives and events were presented like HETS online Journal, HETS Virtual Best Practices Showcase and Student Leadership Showcases in PR, and the Student Ambassadors program to promote with their peers the tools and resources free of charge available for them at the Student Placita of the HETS Virtual Plaza.

    One of the activities held during the afternoon of the first day of HETS Board meeting, was the Opening Session of the Virtual Best Practices Showcase. The Virtual Best Practices Showcase open with a panel presentation focused on the conference main tracks. HETS members were invited to participate of the live transmission of the Opening Session, held on February 7, 2019. The panel presentation topic was about: Leveraging Partnerships to Support Student Access, Learning, and Success, and all speakers were from Southeast Missouri State University including: Dr. Deborah Below, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success; Dr. Alberto Dávila, Dean of Harrison College of Business and Computing; and Professor of Economics; Dr. Debbie Lee- Distefano, Professor of Spanish in the Department of Communication Studies and Modern Languages; and Ms. Rhonda Weller-Stilson, Dean of the Holland College of Arts and Media.

    Another activity concurrent with the first day of the Board meeting, was the student ambassadors meeting with attendees from PR, USA and International. The student’s ambassadors participated of a two day meeting full of activities, including a workshop at Colegio Universitario de San Juan, a special lunch at EDP University, and a tour at Old San Juan which included a stop for refreshments at Carlos Albizu University. A total of 16 ambassadors from Puerto Rico, six from USA, and one from Colombia participated of the meeting.

    During the second day of the Board meeting, student ambassadors were invited to present to the Board, the efforts made at their campuses. Four Ambassadors from Puerto Rico, presented their activities, and a video with photos of the activities held by the rest of the Puerto Rico ambassadors were shared. Students invited from USA and Colombia, actively participated on the discussion held regarding these efforts, and shared their experience during the first day of their meeting.

    Board members also welcomed representatives from new members such as Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia. During the second day of meeting the Board held a corporate session with current HETS partners like Blackboard and Interstaff, Inc, and also welcomed its newest partner, Instructure, Inc.

    Board Members closed the meeting with the HETS 25th Anniversary celebration. As part of this important event; Chancellor David Méndez welcomed the participants and special guests to the Chancellor’s house to have this celebration, and read a very special message sent by the former President of AGMU, and Founding Member of HETS, Dr. José F. Méndez. HETS Executive Director presented special recognitions to several board members, who received a commemorative plaque to acknowledged their different roles at the organization such as: Board Official, Host Institution, and Events Host. Other collaborators were recognized with other awards including: Expert Resource Member Award, HETS Online Journal Chief Editor and Online Journal Reviewer Award.

    After the recognitions, Board Members and, special guests’ attendees enjoyed a toast sponsored by Mr. Randy Richards, President of Inter Staff Inc., one of HETS Corporate Partners. During the luncheon, the invitees enjoyed a musical participation of the Tuna Taíno from students from AGMU, Gurabo Campus. To close the ceremony, the 25 Anniversary cake was cut by members of the HETS Executive Committee and its Executive Director.

    HETS would like to extend its special thanks to President José Méndez Méndez, Chancellor David Méndez, Sara Vega, Ivette Guzmán, and all their staff at Ana G. Méndez University, Gurabo Campus for hosting these events at their facilities. Also, HETS would like to thank Chancellor Pahedra Gelpi, and her staff from Colegio Universitario de San Juan; Dean of students, Carmen Rivera from Carlos Albizu University and her staff; and Eng. Gladys Nieves, President of EDP University and her staff, for their support on the logistics coordination, including workshop facilities, technical equipment, live transmissions, refreshments, lunch, and ground transportation.

    For more information about HETS services, please visit www.hets.org, contact us via email info@hets.org or just call us at (787) 250-1912 exts. 2372/ 2373.

    Continue reading →The HETS winter Board of Directors meeting and several concurrent activities, were held with full house on February 7 and 8, 2019 in Puerto Rico, hosted by the Ana G. Méndez University, Gurabo Campus. This Board meeting started academic year 2018-2019, an intense year for the organization and its members, as it embarked on the implementation of recently Strategic Plan approved and presenting the first semester of its second year results on this meeting. The strategic plan framework corresponding to years 2017-2020 is an extension of the previous one, and its focused on core areas of access, retention and successful completion, and online learning / technology integration. Among the news shared with the Board were highlighted the major activities to support the organizational programmatic goals such as: tailored workshop offerings either online and new ones face to face; additional tools and services added to the HETS Virtual Plaza and HETS Website. Also, ...
  • El Consorcio HETS y Virtual Educa unen esfuerzos para colaborar en proyectos con entidades de países de América Latina y el Caribe.

    El Consorcio HETS y Virtual Educa firmaron hoy un Acuerdo de Colaboración que permitirá aunar esfuerzos para concretar proyectos ­que relacionen entidades de países de América Latina y el Caribe entre sí y con organismos afines de otras regiones del mundo. La firma del Acuerdo se realizó en la Oficina Central de la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico (UIPR) y contó con la participación del licenciado Manuel J. Fernós, Presidente de UIPR y Tesorero de HETS, el Dr. José María Antón, Secretario General de Virtual Educa, la Sra. Yubelkys Montalvo, Directora Ejecutiva de HETS y la Dra. Suleira Quiñones, Principal Oficial Ejecutivo de la Fundación Virtual Educa.

    La colaboración entre HETS y Virtual Educa promoverá el intercambio de información sobre programas e iniciativas en los ámbitos de la innovación en la Educación, como mecanismos básicos para el desarrollo sostenible y la transformación social, especialmente en América Latina y el Caribe. Además, facilitará la partici­pación mutua en reuniones y encuentros, así como identificar e impulsar la ejecución de iniciativas como UNIVERSIDAD 2030, que contribuya al logro de los objetivos institucionales, en pro de la integración y el progreso a nivel global. También se acordó intercambiar los emblemas corporativos de HETS y Virtual Educa, así como sus direcciones electrónicas, con el fin de dar acceso a los enlaces de información de interés en ambos portales para sus respectivos usuarios. 

    Sobre el Consorcio HETS

    El Consorcio Hispano de Servicios de Tecnología Educativa (HETS, por sus siglas en inglés) es una organización sin fines de lucro constituida por más de 40 instituciones post-secundarias afiliadas en los Estados Unidos, Puerto Rico y América Latina. Fundada en 1993, la labor de HETS se enfoca en el uso innovador de la tecnología para apoyar el acceso a la educación superior y la retención del estudiante hispano. Juntos, las instituciones miembros de HETS cuentan con más de 28,000 miembros de facultad y sobre medio millón de estudiantes, de los cuales cerca del 60% son hispanos. La misión de HETS es promover, apoyar y aumentar las capacidades de sus instituciones miembros para optimizar las oportunidades de éxito de los estudiantes hispanos/latinos a través de servicios de apoyo y eventos educativos para la facultad, personal y estudiantes de sus instituciones miembro, alianzas estratégicas entre sus miembros y los sectores académico, gubernamental y corporativo, la integración de nuevas tecnologías educativas y la identificación de recursos expertos para apoyar a sus instituciones miembros.

    Sobre el Virtual Educa

    VIRTUAL EDUCA es una iniciativa originada en el año 2001 con el auspicio de la Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA), que impulsa la innovación en Educación para favorecer una transformación social inclusiva y sostenible, reuniendo a los sectores gubernamental / multilateral, empresarial, académico y sociedad civil. La firma del acuerdo marco de fecha 02.12.2003 supuso la adhesión de la Secretaría General Iberoamericana (SEGIB) a la iniciativa, quedando emplazada la secretaría general de Virtual Educa en la SEGIB, en Madrid durante el periodo 2003-2011. A partir del 26.05.2011, mediante una enmienda al acuerdo marco, Virtual Educa extendió sus actividades al Caribe de lengua inglesa, con la organización bienal de los ‘Virtual Educa Caribbean Symposiums’ [Surinam 2012 – Trinidad y Tobago 2014], quedando adscrita la secretaría general a la sede de la OEA, en Washington, D.C., durante el periodo 2011-2016. Por mandato de su Patronato, el 01.01.2017 se convirtió en una iniciativa global mediante la creación de la Alianza Global Virtual Educa (VEGA), quedando fijada la sede de la secretaría general de Virtual Educa en Washington DC. Virtual Educa tiene establecidos convenios de colaboración con múltiples organizaciones multilaterales [UNITAR/UN, UNESCO – Y2Y/WBG, PALATINO, OEI, ATEI, etc.] y agencias gubernamentales. Igualmente forma parte de la ‘Iniciativa Multilateral de Educación para el Desarrollo Humano’ (IMEDH) [FUNGLODE, Santo Domingo, 22.06.2010]. La IMEDH tiene por finalidad la conformación de un espacio de colaboración para realizar programas y proyectos de interés común. Además de la OEA y Virtual Educa, forman parte de la IMEDH el Parlamento Latinoamericano y del Caribe (PARLATINO); la UNESCO; y Unión de Universidades de América Latina y el Caribe (UDUAL).

    Continue reading →El Consorcio HETS y Virtual Educa firmaron hoy un Acuerdo de Colaboración que permitirá aunar esfuerzos para concretar proyectos ­que relacionen entidades de países de América Latina y el Caribe entre sí y con organismos afines de otras regiones del mundo. La firma del Acuerdo se realizó en la Oficina Central de la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico (UIPR) y contó con la participación del licenciado Manuel J. Fernós, Presidente de UIPR y Tesorero de HETS, el Dr. José María Antón, Secretario General de Virtual Educa, la Sra. Yubelkys Montalvo, Directora Ejecutiva de HETS y la Dra. Suleira Quiñones, Principal Oficial Ejecutivo de la Fundación Virtual Educa. La colaboración entre HETS y Virtual Educa promoverá el intercambio de información sobre programas e iniciativas en los ámbitos de la innovación en la Educación, como mecanismos básicos para el desarrollo sostenible y la transformación social, especialmente en América Latina y el Caribe. Además, facilitará la ...

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