Miami Dade Public Schools
Dr. Ailema Frigerio is a licensed psychologist with the Miami Dade County public school system. Formerly Assistant Director of Clinical Training and Associate Professor at Carlos Albizu University, she has mentored countless students through to degree completion at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels. Dr. Frigerio has earned her bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees from Carlos Albizu University.
By: Floralba Arbelo, Ed.D; Carlos Albizu University, Miami Campus
Karli Martin, M.S.; Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student at Carlos Albizu University; and
Ailema Frigerio, PsyD; School Psychologist, Miami Dade Public Schools
This study focused on understanding Hispanic post traditional college students’ perceptions of the factors of success in an online learning environment at a Hispanic Serving Institution in the United States. Survey, interview, and focus group data indicate that Hispanic post traditional students assert that hybrid learning, social interactions, faculty communication, and independent learning behaviors contribute to successful outcomes in online learning. Furthermore, Hispanic students learn best when engaged with peers and faculty, have access to a brick and mortar institution with support services, and consider face to face interaction important to their learning experiences.