Webinars in English

HETS will continue during this semester with the initiative discussed with the HETS Distance Learning Task Force to recognize Distance Learning professionals at HETS Member Institutions of developing targeted webinars to provide tools for their roles.

To obtain a certificate of participation: it must be requested by email to info@hets.org, within a period of seven days after the event. Please include on your petition email your full name, the date and the title of the webinar. Certificates will only be sent to those who meet these requirements.

HETS Webinars:

Webinar titled: Enhancing student success in online gateway courses through embedded tutoring.

  • October 22, 2020 at 3:00-4:00 pm East (EST / PR Time)
    The presenterDr. Erasmus Addae, Associate Vice President of Distance and Alternative Education, Austin Community College and Moderated by: Dr. Carlos Morales, HETS Chair & President, TCC Connect Campus of Tarrant County College.

    • Brief description of the topic: Extant research suggests that embedded tutoring programs facilitate learning and success in all disciplines. Although the practice of embedded tutoring may differ from one institution to another; it is a form of supplemental instruction in which a tutor participates in all or some of the class sessions in addition to serving as a tutor in an individual or group environment. This presentation will discuss and share some best practices for embedded tutoring in online gateway courses.
    • Please, feel free to share this event with your peers, so that they can also take advantage of this initiative. If you need any additional information, do not hesitate to contact us anytime. All those registered to participate, an email will be sent with the link to Bb Collaborate to connect to the webinars.

To reserve your space and receive the link to connect free of charge, please complete the form below:

 

  • To obtain a certificate of participation (free of charge): it must be requested by email to info@hets.org, no more than seven days after the event. Please include on your petition email your full name, the date and the title of the webinar. Certificates will only be sent to those who meet these requirements.
  • To obtain a continuing education certificate ($5.00 fee paid using PayPal): use this link: HETS Webinars Continuing Ed certificate form to request your certificate. For more details and instructions to request the continuing education certificate, please send an email to malvarador@inter.edu or call to 787-766-1912 ext. 2397 or access: PayPal instructions guide for HETS Continuing Ed certificates.

 

Webinar titled: Redesigning the Ultimate Student On-Boarding Experience.

  • November 6, 2020 at 3:00-4:00 pm East (EST / PR Time)
    The presenter: Indra Paola Peláez, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management and Success, Houston Community College

    • Brief description of the topic: The purpose of the registration redesign taskforce was to identify challenges in the current admissions and registration process and provide recommendations for eliminating the challenges and/or implementing enhancements.  As a result, in April of 2019, a new and improved admissions application was launched.  Since April 2019, we have received 14,316 applications attempts for various career types (Semester Credit, F-1 International, Adult Education, and Continuing Education).  A total of 10,794 applications were completed.  That is a 75% prospect to applicant completion rate.  Prior to the implementation of the online application, Continuing Education students, Adult Education, and International students were required to submit a paper application. Most recently, this October 2019, HCC launched the fluid student homepage where students can view and update personal information, view and enroll by an academic planner, search for classes, customize class schedules, review financial-aid and other account information, and track academic progress with user-friendly tiles.
    • Please, feel free to share this event with your peers, so that they can also take advantage of this initiative. If you need any additional information, do not hesitate to contact us anytime. All those registered to participate, an email will be sent with the link to Bb Collaborate to connect to the webinars.

To reserve your space and receive the link to connect free of charge, please complete the form below:

 

 

  • To obtain a certificate of participation (free of charge): it must be requested by email to info@hets.org, no more than seven days after the event. Please include on your petition email your full name, the date and the title of the webinar. Certificates will only be sent to those who meet these requirements.
  • To obtain a continuing education certificate ($5.00 fee paid using PayPal): use this link: HETS Webinars Continuing Ed certificate form to request your certificate. For more details and instructions to request the continuing education certificate, please send an email to malvarador@inter.edu or call to 787-766-1912 ext. 2397 or access: PayPal instructions guide for HETS Continuing Ed certificates.

 

Previous Webinars:

Webinar titled: Quality Online: Developing capacity to deliver a quality student learning experience at the course, program, and institution level (watch recording here)

  • The presentersDeborah Adair, Ph.D., Executive Director and CEO, Quality Matters; Yaping Gao, Ed.D., Senior Academic Director, Member Services & Partnerships, Quality Matters; and Fernando Senior, Ph.D., QM International Representative for Latin America & the Caribbean (LAC) Moderated by: Dr. Carlos Morales, HETS Chair & President, TCC Connect Campus of Tarrant County College.
    • Brief description of the topic: This session will engage participants in exploring guidelines and standards, as well as turnkey processes and proven practices to ensure quality online education and digital learning at institutional, program and course levels. Participants will come away with ideas on what quality assurance processes and toolsets their institutions can adopt and implement to increase capacity in supporting faculty with much-needed professional development, ensuring well-designed and engaging curriculum, and providing student-centered learning experiences to help students succeed regardless of the learning modality. Faculty and staff will take away some useful tools to support their efforts to provide quality online learning for their students.

Webinar titled: What’s new? After July 1, 2020 USDE regulations? (Download presentation here) (Watch webinar recording here) 

  •  The presenter: Dr. Hilda Colon Plumey, former Vice president, Middle States Commission of Higher Education, and Moderated by: Dr. Carlos Morales, HETS Chair & President, TCC Connect Campus of Tarrant County College.
  • Brief description of the topic: July 1, 2020 was the date in which significant changes came in effect in terms of accreditation. These changes were mandated by the US Department of Education after a negotiated rule making process. There are important changes to policies that Institutions should be aware of and tin this opportunity we are discussing those that affect Substantive Change.

Webinar titled: From Many to One: Aligning Online Course review tools and standards. (Watch Webinar recording here).

  • The presenters: Austin Haynes, Elearning Graphic Designer; and David Denny, Instructional Designer from TCC Connect Campus, Tarrant County College
    • Brief description of the topic: This presentation will focus on the emerging need to align institutional standards in course design to national, state and institutional rubrics. Tarrant County College (TCC) currently utilizes the Quality Matters (QM) rubric to review online course content. The QM has established standards to certify the quality of online and blended courses. Additionally, institutions must consider the standards set forth by national and state accrediting organizations such as Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). Finding the similarities in these standards and aligning these tools allows more time for instructional design staff to work collaboratively with faculty to build course content and pedagogical strategies.

Webinar titled: Improving Student Success in Accelerated Course Offerings. (Watch webinar recording here)

  • The presenter: Dr. David Pearse, from the Division of Accelerated Programs at TCC Connect Campus, Tarrant County College
    • Brief description of the topic: Accelerated courses can be defined as traditional three-credit hour courses delivered in less than a full 16 week semester. Many colleges and universities have experienced varied success with the delivery of accelerated classes. Offering the accelerated course online can also provide extra challenges to student success. This presentation will discuss some best practices for student success in accelerated online classes.

Webinar titled: The Hybrid Academy – A Professional Development for faculty teaching Hybrid Courses. (Watch webinar recording here)

  • The presenters: Jessica Handley and Roberto Rivera Instructional Designers from University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
    • Brief description of the topic: It is evident that the demand for online and hybrid courses continues to grow. According to the National Student Clearinghouse, more than 6 million higher education students were enrolled in some type of distance education courses in the year 2017. As the demand for hybrid courses increases, senior leaders are focusing on the quality of hybrid delivery.  The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, as Hispanic Serving Institution, has developed and implemented Professional Development called Hybrid Academy that provides faculty with the knowledge, skills, and exposure to resources necessary to design, develop, and facilitate hybrid instruction. The professional development goes over national standardized best practices, current research, and instructional design principles. The Hybrid Academy Professional Development was created completely in UTRGV official learning management system, Blackboard. It consists of 7 Modules that are all required components of the Hybrid Academy.  Each module contains lessons and assessments created in SoftChalk Lesson Builder, Faculty Videos for Micro-Lectures, Discussion Forums and Reflective online Blogs. Also, weekly live sessions are conducted using Blackboard Collaborate and Zoom web conferencing.

Webinar titled: UTRGV Blueprinting Process: Our quality assurance process for Online Programs. (Watch webinar recording here)

  • The presenters: Josie Stoleson and Toni Saldivar Instructional Designers from University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
    • Brief description of the topic: To ensure consistency and quality in online programs, UTRGV faculty must participate in our blueprinting process. During the process, faculty go over our 6 module-13-week course in which they learn the concepts of designing a quality online course and learn strategies and best practices in online teaching. Upon completing of the session, participants will be able to learn the concepts of quality in the design of online programs, review Quality Matters Rubric, and review the components of the UTRGV Blueprinting Process.

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