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Celebrating Technology Innovation for Hispanic Success in Higher Education

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Access and Student Mobility

This track targets innovative projects that focus on increasing Hispanics’ access to higher Education. The project is expected to have had success in demonstrating ways to facilitate Hispanics’ understanding and awareness about opportunities available to access and succeed in Higher Education. Some examples include:

  • Hispanic-focused projects that use technology tools and resources to increase access to Higher Education, and increase student mobility
  • Creative technology initiatives developed to help overcome Hispanics’ barriers to Higher Education and facilitate college entry


This track is intended to showcase innovative practices that strategically use technology to support, drive, and optimize retention of Hispanic students. Proposed projects should be able to demonstrate how their approach has had a significant impact on their success in supporting and increasing Hispanic student retention. Programs or strategies that have been spread across all levels of the institutions, use systems to track retention indicators, and prioritize early interventions are strongly encouraged. Some examples include:

  • Use of technology-facilitated instruments or systems to track students, identify signs, and alert on the need to implement an early intervention
  • Projects that demonstrated the usefulness of new technologies (e.g., mobile technology and social media, among others) to increase retention among Hispanics
  • Best practices using technology to deal with student motivation
  • Implementation of technology-based remediation, counseling, tutoring, or mentoring services


The HETS Consortium recognizes the significance of establishing a solid assessment culture and applying effective and efficient assessment tools to demonstrate the accomplishment of the overall institutional goals of its members and the achievement of learning success. This track is aimed at promoting the effective development and implementation of assessment efforts through the innovative and strategic use of technology. It considers projects that innovatively and strategically use technology to track, measure, support, and assess Hispanic student learning success, and projects that demonstrate the effective use of technology to assess overall institutional impact and success as an educational organization.

Some examples include:

  • Presentations that demonstrate leadership, creativity, and innovation in developing effective, structured, and systematic processes to assess student learning outcomes (knowledge, skills, and competencies that students are expected to exhibit upon successful completion of a course, academic program, co-curricular program, general education requirement, or other specific set of experiences)
  • Experiences with assessment of outcomes in online learning environments
  • Concerted efforts that use technology meaningfully and strategically to track and assess the progress of institutional goals and objectives across all levels and, consequently, sustain data-driven decision-making processes to achieve improvement and quality
  • Initiatives that use technology tools and multiple, specific indicators to foster institutional accountability.


  • 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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