Nitza Hernandez

San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Professor and former director of the Graduate School of Information Sciences and Technology, University of Puerto Rico. First Executive Director of the Hispanic Educational Technology Service (HETS a consortium of universities dedicated to collaboration and distance learning. Founder and manager of the Virtual Learning and Support Plaza and of the First Hispanic Virtual Congress. Previous academic dean at two universities in Puerto Rico. Ph.D. in Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Masters in Educational Media from Temple University, and a Masters in Sociology from the Latin American Faculty in Social Sciences, Chile.

Major interests in information and knowledge management, e-learning, web 2.0 learning tools in higher education, inter-institutional collaboration, virtual team building, cultural diversity and technology, organizational communication and change.

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