About the Virtual Best Practices Showcase

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Celebrating Innovation, Retention and Online Learning and Technology Integration to Promote Hispanic Student Success in Higher Education

February 4 to 12, 2021


  • HETS Membersfree of charge. If you are registered, the link sent to watch the presentations is still valid and available. If you haven’t registered for the Conference before, send us an email to info@hets.org to receive the link to watch the recordings

All the recordings will be available until June 14, 2021.


The Hispanic Educational Technology Services Consortium (HETS) like to highlight and celebrate the outstanding work of its member institutions meaningfully and strategically using technology to achieve Hispanic student success.


The 2021 Virtual HETS Best Practices Showcase was completely online, with a combination of live presentations and pre-recorded ones.

What: 2021 Virtual HETS Best Practices Showcase
When: February 4 to 12, 2021
Where: Virtual Conference (Online). This event was a combination of live and asynchronous online presentations with forums to interact with presenters and participants.

The Virtual HETS Best Practices Showcase focused on three main tracks:
*Online Learning and Technology Integration Education in Higher Education

About the Virtual Best Practices Showcase

About the Virtual Conference: HETS “Celebrates Technology Innovation for Hispanic Success in Higher Education” with its Virtual Best Practices Showcases, which are held every other year since 2013, to alternate with the face-to-face one. This Virtual Best Practices Showcase is proposed to take place every other year to alternate with the face-to-face one. This combination of virtual and face-to-face Best Practices Showcases will provide a continuous space for HETS member institutions sharing their expertise in dealing with the Hispanic population and finding ways to provide them with opportunities to succeed. Moreover, 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. These events allow the Consortium to bring together more than 40 of its member institutions in Puerto Rico and the United States to share innovative projects and best practices.

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 online learning and learning assessment, among others. Overall, these events are a celebration of innovative technology strategies in Higher Education focused on impacting the Hispanic student population by enhancing retention, college completion, and successful learning outcomes. HETS member institutions are experts in dealing with the Hispanic population and finding ways to provide them with opportunities to succeed, and we want to open a space for them to share this expertise. To learn more from the showcased works so far, please visit the following links:

2021 Virtual Best Practices Showcase

2019 Virtual Best Practices Showcase

2017 Virtual Best Practices Showcase

2015 Virtual Best Practices Showcase

2013 Virtual Best Practices Showcase