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Access to watch the videos of the presentations from the 2020 Best Practices Showcase

HETS is pleased to announce that the videos of it’s 2020 Best Practices Showcase, Celebrating Technology Innovation for Hispanic Success in Higher Education, are available at our web page.  Visit the Conference Schedule section of the event page and access the links to watch the videos. A playlist with all videos is available at our YouTube channel, you can access it here: 2020 BPS video playlist.

Celebrated January 16 and 17, 2020 the HETS Best Practices Showcase highlighted the outstanding work of its member institutions focused on three main tracks: Access, Retention, and Online Learning and Technology Integration in Higher Education. During this year, several presenters excused themselves from the Conference due to the earthquakes emergency and those videos are not available to watch. However, you can also learn more about the best practices by accessing correspondent title on the schedule page. We would like to recognize the collaboration of HETS member institutions, whose experts showcased their best practices to support Hispanic student population and finding ways to provide a space for member institution to share this expertise. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information at 787-250-1912, ext. 2372, 2373 or via e-mail: info@hets.org. Thank you for your support to HETS and it’s Best Practices Showcase initiative.

Conoce nuestros recursos expertos y como sacar el máximo de sus talleres!

Este evento libre costo, se llevará a cabo el viernes, 6 de septiembre de 2019, en el salón multiusos #3 de la Oficina Central del Sistema UIPR. El objetivo principal de este evento, es  tener la oportunidad de compartir con nuestros recursos expertos, que ofrecerán sus talleres durante el año 2019-2020 y prepararles para completarlo satisfactoriamente. El evento se convalidará como una actividad del taller para los que se registren y lo completen en línea.

¿Cuándo?: viernes, 6 de septiembre de 2019

¿Hora?: 9:30 am- 11:30 am (Registro abierto de 9:00 hasta las 9:30 am)

¿Lugar?: Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, Oficina Central del Sistema (Salón Multiusos #3- primer piso), ubicada en la Calle Galileo Final 399, Urb. Jardines Metropolitanos, Río Piedras, PR, 00926. Para obtener instrucciones para llegar, utilizando Google Maps visite el siguiente enlace: https://goo.gl/maps/tdN91EcpRV12. En caso de necesitar asistencia para llegar el día del evento, puede comunicarse al cuadro de la Oficina Central del Sistema al 787-766-1912.

¿Costo?: Completamente gratis

 

¡REGISTRO libre de costo!
Reserve su espacio para el evento
Conoce nuestros recursos expertos y sus talleres
completando esta forma:

Agenda (sujeta a cambios):

9:00 – 9:30 am    Registro y refrigerios

9:31 – 9:40 am  Saludos, Bienvenida y Presentación de la Consultora de Servicios de Facultad HETS
Yubelkys Montalvo, Directora Ejecutiva de HETS y Dra. Rosa Ojeda

9:41 – 10:00 am Presentación del taller presencial: Blended Learning: Una forma diferente y única de enseñanza.
Prof. Iliana Ballester

10:01 – 10:20 am Presentación del taller presencial: Nuevos Medios Digitales.
Dr. Antonio Vantaggiato

10:21 – 10:40 am Presentación del taller presencial: Assessment de Programas y Cursos en Línea.
Dr. Juan “Tito” Meléndez Alicea

10:41- 11:10 am Presentación de los talleres en línea:

Mejores Prácticas para la Retención en Línea: Elementos básicos de un diseño instruccional efectivo.
Dra. Ana Milena Lucumi

Competencias Digitales e Informacionales con los Nativos Digitales.
Prof. Purísima Centeno

11:11 – 11:30 am Sesión de preguntas y respuestas; Evaluación y Clausura de la actividad
Yubelkys Montalvo, Directora Ejecutiva de HETS

 

TALLERES DE HETS CON EDUCACIÓN CONTINUA

Visite el siguiente enlace: Talleres en línea HETS, para más detalles sobre los requisitos técnicos para tomarlos. Por otra parte si desea conocer más sobre los talleres presenciales visite: Talleres presenciales HETS.  Aun tenemos varios espacios disponibles para registrarse en nuestros talleres y también para participar de este evento libre de costo. Para mas detalles puede comunicarse a nuestra oficina al 787-250-1912 extensiones 2372, 2373 o via email a: info@hets.org.

Winter Board Meeting held in Puerto Rico, included the Opening Session of the Virtual Best Practices Showcase.

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With attendance of more than 20 presidents and representatives from our institutional members; HETS celebrated its winter Board Meeting on February 9 and 10, 2017 at Inter American University, Central Offices in Puerto Rico. The meeting agenda included the Opening Session of the Virtual Best Practices Showcase, held on the afternoon of February 9, 2017. The Board meeting discussed the first semester of academic year 2016-2017 with positive report on our Strategic plan results, and envisioning numerous new projects for next academic year, including further development of the recently implemented HETS Commons initiative.

Among the initiatives HETS shared with the Board were highlighted the major activities to support the organizational programmatic goals such as: the development of tailored online workshop offerings; additional tools and services added to the HETS Virtual Plaza, also a summary of the Student Leadership Showcase held in PR on September 2017, and the 2017 Virtual Best Practices Showcase Conference. Other HETS initiatives shared with the Board included; the results of the Online Journal publication and approval of its publishing agreement, HETS Spanish online workshops and the self-paced online workshops in English.

During the first day of meeting, HETS Chair Dr. Carlos Vargas-Aburto welcomed the representatives of two new member institutions: Dr. Mary Jo Parker from University of Houston-Downtown, and Dr. Viridiana Díaz from California State University, Sacramento. In addition, a corporate session was held on Friday 10, 2017, in which various partners’ representatives shared with Board Members their latest trends to support Hispanic Serving Institutions and its educational community included. Among these representatives were: Ms. Dorotha Ford from Blackboard; Mr. Matt Baker, from Dialpad Inc.; Mr. Malcolm Fleming, and Mr. Julio Ayala from Transworld Systems; and Mr. Eduardo Díaz from Internet Society of PR. We are looking forward to continuing strengthen our HETS initiatives in the upcoming year to foster a greater collaboration among all of our affiliates and widen our partnerships with other organizations, as we continue developing new strategies to innovate and support our services.

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Dr. José Jaime Rivera

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Opening Session of the Virtual Best Practices Showcase

After the first day meeting, all Board members joined the attendees of the 2017 Virtual Best Practices Showcase Opening Session at Inter American University of PR, Central offices. This session included a presentation regarding retention and assessment by Dr. José Jaime Rivera, former President of Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, and Esq. Linn Collazo from Inter American University Law School, presenting its initiatives of internationalization.

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Lin Collazo, Esq.

HETS invite and encourages all members to register free of charge to access all live and asynchronous presentations selected, at the following link: http://hets.org/hets-events/virtual-hets-best-practices-showcase-2017/registration. For more information about HETS projects, please contact the HETS office anytime via email info@hets.org or at 787-250-1912 extensions 2372 or 2373.

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Celebrating Technology Innovation for Hispanic Success in Higher Education

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When: January 14 and 15, 2016

Where: Universidad del Este, AGMUS, Carolina, PR

Lodging: Hotel San Juan Resort & Casino (www.elsanjuanhotel.com)

San Juan, PR (video about Puerto Rico)

What: Best Practices Showcases, International Speakers, Academic Fair and Networking Opportunities

Who attended: Academic leaders, staff administrators, faculty, technology staff, investigators, corporate representatives related to technology and education, students and general public.

HETS would like to highlight and celebrate the outstanding work of its member institutions in meaningfully and strategically using technology to achieve Hispanic student success. Taking place in January 14 and 15, the 2016 HETS Best Practices Showcase will focus on three main tracks: Access and Student Mobility, Retention and, Assessment.

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 assessment. Overall, it will be 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.

Certainly, 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. Once again, attendees will be not only able to learn from the showcased works, but also find solutions to many common issues and even established new possibilities for collaboration with other institutions and potential partners.

Virtual HETS Best Practices Showcase 2015

Virtual HETS Best Practices Showcase 2015

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Celebrating Innovation in Access, Retention and Assessment in Distance Learning

Education to Promote Hispanic Student Success in Higher Education

January 15  – February 6,  2015

Introduction

The Hispanic Educational Technology Services Consortium (HETS) would like to highlight and celebrate the outstanding work of its member institutions in meaningfully and strategically using technology to achieve Hispanic student success. Taking place in January- February,  2015, the 2015 Virtual HETS Best Practices Showcase will focus on three main tracks: Retention and Assessment efforts in Distance Learning, Equivalence, and Authentication in Distance Learning Education for Hispanics. These topics were identified through the survey HETS office sent to all key contacts at member institutions, and Board meetings discussions. This event will be a combination of live and asynchronous online presentations with forums to interact with 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 increase recruitment, promote student success, improve student retention and completion, and provide institutions with viable, effective, and efficient approaches to 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.

Certainly, 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. Once again, online 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.

Date and Location

The 2015 Virtual HETS Best Practices Showcase will take place starting January  15 to February, 2015 totally online and will be a combination of live presentations and uploaded ones.

 

Who Should Participate

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

  • HETS Members: free of charge (need to register with an institutional email account)
  • Regular Fee: $50.00 (per track) / $100.00 (all tracks)

 

Additional details on webcast access, as well as the final program, will be available shortly.

 

On its sixth edition, the 2020 Best Practices Showcase gathered more than 25 Institutions from Puerto Rico, Latin America, and United States in San Juan.

A sixth edition of the HETS Best Practices Showcase was held in Puerto Rico, bringing together more than 25 of its member institutions. This event took place in January 16 and January 17, 2020 at the Law School of the Inter American University in San Juan, Puerto Rico; and allowed the Consortium to share innovative projects and best practices. More than 100 attendees from Puerto Rico, Latin America, and United States took advantage of the presentations shared by different Higher Education institutions.

This year, the Conference featured local and national speakers and showcased more than 20 best practices in the tracks of Access, Retention, and Online Learning and Technology Integration. The conference opened with a Plenary session by Dr. Peter Shea, Associate Provost for Online Learning, University at Albany. Dr. Shea addressed to attendees about Best Practices for a promising future of (online) learning in the age of AI and automation. In addition, this year as part of the Conference’s program best practices were shared with attendees related to better serving Distance Learning Students, transfer process, retention, hybrid programs, culture of Hispanic STEM Success, access tools for Hispanic-Latino students, and technologies to enhance students’ engagement and success (such as Google Classroom, e portfolios) among others. The videos of all presentations will be available soon at the event page in our website and also at the HETS You Tube Channel.

Also, during the conference was showcased the track winner’s panel, moderated by HETS Vice Chair, Dr. Carlos Morales (TCC Connect Campus of Tarrant County College) in which he presented those who achieved the highest scores on their presentation proposals per track. Dr. Michael Hutmaker from Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY) participated as the winner of the retention track, and Dr. Rolando J. Méndez, from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, winner of the Online Learning and Technology Integration track. The Access track winners; Ms. Laurie Austin, Ms. Deira Pereyra, and Ms. Lisa Moalem, from Lehman College (CUNY) were also the Overall Conference winners obtaining the best score all around. As a value added to participants, Dr. Juan “Tito” Meléndez and a group of doctorate students of the University of Puerto Rico, presented the latest results of an ongoing research about theory and practice of online education in Puerto Rico.

Concurrent with the Best Practices Showcase, the HETS Board of Directors held their Winter meeting in which the results of the first semester of academic year 2019-2020 were discussed. Among the news shared with the Board were highlighted the major activities to support the organizational programmatic goals such as: tailored workshop offerings both online and face to face; additional tools and services added to the HETS Virtual Plaza and HETS Website. Also, the result of our main student event the HETS Student Leadership Showcases was presented. Board members were informed by several Student Ambassadors who talked about the initiatives performed at their institutions and how this program had helped them grow as leaders. Board members also welcomed representatives from new members such as Metropolitan Community College (Kansas), and Louisiana Community and Technical College System. During the second day of meeting the Board held a corporate session with current HETS partners like COBIMET and ETS, who also welcomed PR Top Level Domain as new partner.

HETS would like to recognize the valuable collaboration of Mr. Manuel Fernós, Esq., HETS Treasurer and UIPR President, and Dr. Julio Fontanet, Chancellor of the Law School, and his attentive staff for hosting and made possible the success of this event while making everyone felt like home. Moreover, we will like to express our gratitude to PR Top Level Domain for their sponsorship and making the closing reception of our Best Practices Showcase a memorable one with the music of Pleneros and a cultural show. For more information about this event, access the Conference webpage on this website, call the HETS Office at 787- 250-1912, extensions 2372 and 2373, or send an email to info@hets.org.

Videos of the 2018 Best Practices Showcase presentations available in HETS YouTube Channel.

The access to the video of the Best Practices Showcased presentations during the 2018 conference held in San Juan, Puerto Rico is available for the benefit of those who didn’t have the opportunity to attend. You may find them on the 2018 Best Practices Showcase webpage, under the Schedule menu.

Celebrated in February 1st and 2nd, the 2018 HETS Best Practices Showcase highlighted and celebrated the outstanding work of its member institutions featuring local and national speakers showcasing more than 24 best practices in the tracks of Access, Retention and Distance Learning. The conference opened with a President’s Panel, moderated by HETS Chair, Dr. Carlos Vargas (Southeast Missouri State University) in which, Dr. Antonio Pérez (Borough of Manhattan Community College), Dr. Gloria Baquero (National University College), Dr. Carlos Morales (TCC Connect Campus of Tarrant County College), and Dr. Omayra Caraballo on behalf of President Manuel Fernós (Inter American University of Puerto Rico) shared with the participant an remarkable discussion related to their institution’s efforts to achieve excellence in the areas focused on the conference tracks.

For more details, visit 2018 Best Practices Showcase.

2016 Best Practices Showcase | January 14-15, 2016 | San Juan, PR

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Celebrating Technology Innovation for Hispanic Success in Higher Education

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January 14 and 15, 2016

Where: Universidad del Este, AGMUS, Carolina, PR

What: Best Practices Showcases, International Speakers, Academic Fair and Networking Opportunities

Who should attend: Academic leaders, staff administrators, faculty, technology staff, investigators, corporate representatives related to technology and education, students and general public.

HETS would like to highlight and celebrate the outstanding work of its member institutions in meaningfully and strategically using technology to achieve Hispanic student success. Taking place in January 14 and 15, the 2016 HETS Best Practices Showcase will focus on three main tracks: Access and Student Mobility, Retention and, Assessment.

Certainly, 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. Visit the event page 2016 HETS Best Practices Showcase to learn more about the agenda, showcase tracks and process to submit proposals.

Lodging: Hotel San Juan Resort & Casino (www.elsanjuanhotel.com)

San Juan, PR (video about Puerto Rico)

Link to the videos of the 2015 Virtual Best Practices Showcase, and its Opening Experts Panel.

HETS-BPS3-Banner-740Click here to access the video of the HETS Virtual Best Practices Showcase panel discussion held on Thursday, January 15th at Universidad del Este.  This panel of experts was moderated by HETS Vice Chair and President of National University College, Dr. Gloria Baquero-Lleras. The tracks of the Virtual Best Practices Showcase were discussed by the following panel of experts:

  • Retention and Assessment efforts in Distance Learning: Ms. Carol Smith-Cuevas, Assistant Provost, Online, Berkeley College
  • Pedagogy Strategies for Online Courses: Dr. Juan “Tito” Meléndez, Professor at University of Puerto Rico
  • Mobile Technologies: Mr. Edgar González, Director Distance Education, University of Texas Pan American

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