HETS Chairman's Message

Presidente Fernos

Welcome to the spring issue of the HETS Online Journal,

I am delighted to present the spring issue of the fourth edition of this publication as the HETS Consortium celebrates its 20th Anniversary serving Hispanic Serving Institutions in Puerto Rico, United States and Latin America. We are also proud because, since its third edition, the journal is being included in EBSCO Publishing’s databases. EBSCO Publishing caters to the information needs of researchers at every level by providing the content to bring the latest and best information to researchers.

The HETS journal has been characterized because it addresses relevant topics impacting technology and Hispanic Students; this issue is not an exception. This is peer-reviewed journal which is available not only online, but also it can be downloaded and printed if that’s your preference. Our readership includes researchers, scholars, students and organizations who are interested in technologies, higher education and the Hispanic population. The journal also highlights the use of technology to improve pedagogy. It is only through publications such as the HETS Online Journal that we can focus a wide spotlight on the good work that is being done by our colleagues.   

It is my sincere hope that you share the link to our journal with your colleagues.  Should you have an innovative technique or would like share your knowledge and experience in technologies impacting higher education, please consider submitting an article for the fifth issue, fall edition on or before September 19, 2014.

My sincere gratitude to Dr. Ivonne Chirino, Editor-in-Chief, and the members of the Editorial Board: Dr. Howard Wach, Dr. Robert Whittaker, Ms. Pamela Vargas, Ms. Purísima Centeno, Dr. Carlos Morales and Ms. Alyson Vogel, for accepting the challenge of reviewing and selecting the articles among the many exciting submissions received. This is the fourth year of volunteer service of this outstanding Editorial Board. We would like to recognize the hard work, commitment and dedication of all of its members.

 I hope you find our fall issue both informative and interesting. 

Manuel J. Fernós, Esq.
HETS Chair
President, Inter American University of Puerto Rico

Editor's Message

Dear Colleagues,

It seems that it was not long ago when the integration of technology in education was considered a novelty. Nowadays educational institutions which have not embraced technology yet are missing important opportunities of engaging students in different ways attending to their different learning styles. 

In this new edition of the HETS Journal you will find interesting research related to the evaluation of impact  the integration of technology has had on faculty; examples of best practices in the integration of distance learning; issues related to copy right among other important topics related to technology and education.

We are sure that you will find these articles of relevance as we open more opportunities for disseminating best practices in technology in education.

Respectfully yours,

Dr. Ivonne Chirino-Klevans

Call for Papers          

(HETS Online Journal Flyer)

The purpose of the HETS (Hispanic Educational Technology Services) Online Journal is to disseminate the research, findings, use and best practices in online education among those interested in this topic worldwide.

The journal’s goals is to publish original, peer-reviewed and high quality scientific papers, research review, evidence-based articles, as well as other products of research in the field of technology in education.

Click here to download the guidelines to submit articles.  With the article, you must submit the following document: HOJ Publishing Agreement to the HETS office.  Submission deadline for Volume V, Fall Edition is September 19, 2014.

“Take education to a higher level.
Let’s share our knowledge with the world”


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