Theses and Dissertations

 
A selection of open access theses and dissertations from graduate students in the Fischler College of Education.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Impact of Supplemental Instruction on Student Achievement and Retention at a Minority-Serving, Private, Not-For-Profit University in Southeastern Florida, Annisah Ishmael

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Dissertation: Exploring the Leadership Experiences of Minority Women in a Black Greek Letter Sorority, Ashley Nichole Jennings

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Adolescent Students’ Perspectives of Technology Use Both Inside and Outside the Classroom, Kendall P. Johnson

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Dissertation: Teachers’ Perspectives: Exploring the Reading Gender Gap Among Elementary School Boys, Teleshia Jones

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Dissertation: Secondary Teachers’ Perceptions of Delaware Bullying Intervention Programs, Tracy Jones

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Student Discipline Strategies: Practitioner Perspectives, Joseph A. Mancini

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Dissertation: Factors that Preclude College Completion of Students at a Technical College in Georgia, Cicily Mapp

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Dissertation: Parent Beliefs, Attitudes, and Needs in Preschool Age Literacy Development in a Head Start Program, Dianna Jean McCoy

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Impact of the Implementation of a Summer Credit Retrieval Online Program on the Academic Achievement of Grade-8 Students, Maria A. McCoy

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Relationship Between Tutoring and Academic Success of Students Enrolled in Remedial Mathematics, Kiki S. Moore

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Dissertation: The Black Male's Perception of Academic Success in the Black Belt Region, Lisa M. Morenzoni

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Graduate Students’ Beliefs and Perceptions of Student Engagement and Learning Platforms in Higher Education, Amanda Napolitano

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Experience of a Freehand Visual Art Drawing Lesson for At-Risk Youths on Their Understanding of Basic Geometry, Clovis Nelson

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Bullying, Sexual Identity, Health Risk Behaviors and Outcomes Among Adolescent Youth in a Metropolitan School District, Amalio C. Nieves

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Investigating the Effectiveness of Professional Learning Communities in South Florida Public Schools, Renata P. Novak

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Dissertation: Gendering Migration Determinants: A Phenomenological Analysis of Professional Immigrant Women From India, Noreen Ohlrich

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Law School Deans and Distance Education: A Phenomenographical Study, Edward Oswald

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Study of Disciplinary Literacy and Scientific Teaching in Grades 8 and 9, Seth B. Parrish

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Effects of Teacher-Coach Collaboration on Student-Athletes’ Academic Achievement at a Rural Charter School, William K. Presswood

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Quantitative Study on the Correlation Between Grade Span Configuration of Sixth Grade Students in Private Florida Schools and Academic Achievement on Standardized Achievement Scores, Deborah J. Rantin

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Dissertation: Success Factors of Women in Leadership Roles and Breaking through the Glass Ceiling: A Phenomenological Qualitative Study, Heidi Richards

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Dissertation: Evaluación de Criterios e Indicadores Curriculares como Estrategia para Aseguramiento de la Calidad en Programas Académicos Universitarios, Erika Rivera Gutiérrez

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Validity and Reliability in Canine Selection Tests Substance Detectors, Before, During and After Training in a Binomial Academic Program, Jorge U. Rojas

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Dissertation: University Research Development Offices: Perceptions and Experiences of Research University Administrators, Roxana Ross

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Program Evaluation of Effective School Leadership Practices of a District Principal Preparation Program, Rick R. Saylor

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Dissertation: Course Quality and Hosting Platforms: Implications for Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) Design and Delivery, Rita Diane Schmallegger

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Faculty and Student Perceptions of Teaching Presence in Distance Education Courses: A Mixed Methods Examination, Judith Slapak-Barski

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Making Grades Meaningful: Parents’ Perceptions of Using Standards-Based Report Cards, Joseph G. Stanley

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Evaluating Facebook as a Community of Practice to Ascertain Extent of Doctoral Student Connectedness, Lili D. Steiner

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: From Seeing to Achieving: Using Graphic Novels as a Tool to Support the Writing Skills of Fifth Grade Boys, Sandra S. Sumerfield

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Dissertation: Evaluación del Impacto de la Desnutrición por Exceso e Interacción Social en Escolares del Segundo Ciclo del Nivel Básico, Ysabel Noemí Tejeda Díaz

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Organizational Leadership Challenges in Adopting Cloud Computing: A Systematic Literature Review, Norman Thompson

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Dissertation: Perceptions of Contributions of Business Coaches to Female Entrepreneurial Success, Tracy I. Timberlake

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Dissertation: Examining the Relationship Between Virtual School Size and Student Achievement, Sherrill Waddell

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Dissertation: Nurse Educators’ Perceptions of Using High-Fidelity Simulation in Teaching, Marlene Whigham

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Karen–Burmese Refugees’ Cultural Perception of Formal Education, Veronica A. Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Information searching process of doctoral education distance program Hispanic students offered by Anglo-American institutions of higher education, Nollyris Algarin

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Dissertation: Social Worker Experiences Serving At-Risk Youth With Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities, Sherriese S. Anderson

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Exploring the Career Experiences and Leadership Perceptions of Nonprofit Executives in Central Florida: A Mixed-Methods Study, JahKiya S. Bell

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Increasing the Augmentative and Alternative Communication Knowledge and Self-Efficacy of Parents of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders Using Multimedia Training Materials, Nina M. Bellomo

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Adolescents’ Perceptions of the Quality of Interactions in a Virtual High School, Aparna Bhargava

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Dissertation: Creating a Culture of Completion in Two-Year Institutions: Examining the Influence of Participation in the Community College Completion Corps on Institutional Stakeholders, Jennifer Blalock

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Dissertation: The Relationship Between Leader-Member Exchange and Organizational Citizenship Behavior in a Federal Government Organization, Shawn Boockoff

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Comparison of Manual Signing and PECS Within a Functional Communication Training Context, Lloyd Boudloche JR

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Dissertation: Closing the Achievement Gap in Mathematics for Students with Learning Disabilities Utilizing the Resource Room as an Intervention, Esta H. Brownstein

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Effects on Reading Achievement of Low Socioeconomic Third Graders After Participation in a Computerized Reading Support Program, Vanessa Chapman

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Predictive Modeling of Enrollment and Academic Success in Secondary Chemistry, Nathan Lee Charnock

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Study of Changes in Montessori Early Childhood Teachers as a Result of Specialized Training, Ambar J. Cipolloni

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Teaching Professionalism in Nursing: A Quantitative Survey of Beginning Student Nurse Perceptions of Professional Values Interpreted Within a Leadership Context, Jocelyn J. Corrao

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Integrating Reading into Math Instruction to Increase Academic Achievement of English Language Learners, Camelia A. Courtright

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Impact of the Perceptions and Attitudes of Administrators on School Discipline Policy, Brante C. Dashiell

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Phenomenological Study of Nurse Administrators: Leading the Multigenerational Workforce of Registered Nurses, Johanna E. Desir

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Study of Cultural Differences on the Supervisory Process in a Graduate School Program, Nancy M. Gauvin

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Development of a Measure to Determine Opinion Leadership, Kathleen P. Hagen

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Exploration of the Transition and Retention Experiences of Military In-Residence Secondary Boarding School Alumni at 4-Year Universities, Robert E. Hayhurst

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Dissertation: Effects of a Music Literacy Integration Intervention on Teachers’ Self-Efficacy and Proactive Attitudes Toward Music Integration in Classroom Instruction, Mary Louise Keyloun Cruz

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Improving Eighth Grade Students' Reading Comprehension Through the Use of the Collision Plus Arts-Integrated Program, Taneka L. Knight

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Are Executive Positions Being Refused?, Jared Koyle

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Systematic Review of Online Developmental Mathematics Adaptive Learning Technology Intervention Investigation, Nova A. Lishon-Savarino

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Change Agents Who Use Opinion Leaders to Integrate Classroom Technology, Christopher Masullo

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Diffusion of Iowa Communications Network Two Decades Latter: Opinion Leaders and Innovation, Ali Mirmehdi

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Educating as a Vocation: A Phenomenological Study of Womanist Educational Leaders, Aisha A. Moore

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Systematic Review of the Effects of Postsecondary Education in the Penal System on Recidivism and Incarceration Rates, Monekka L. Munroe

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Parental Stress With Homeschooling K-6th Grade Children in a South Florida District, Jennifer Myers

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Formación de Competencias Ciudadanas en los Patrulleros de la Policía Nacional de Colombia, Jorge E. Patino-Alvarez

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Dissertation: Assessing Educators’ School Safety and Security Preparedness at a New Jersey K-12 Nonpublic School, Ronald P. Rinaldi

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Student Perceptions of A Comprehensive Orientation Program for Online Courses, Wendy Robichaud

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Career Path of Successful Hispanic Women Holding Top Academic Administrative Positions in Higher Education, Marisol M. Rodriguez

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Use of Reflective Practices in Applying Strategies Learned Through Professional Development in Social Studies Instruction, Montra L. Rogers

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Independent Living Transition Assistance for Young Adults Who Have Special Needs, Rhonda L. Russell

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Effects of Mentoring on Career Advancement for Women and People of Color, Juanita S. Simmons

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Dissertation: Characteristics of Adult General Education Learners and Courses: A Correlational Study on the Elements of Success, Daniel Jennings Stackhouse

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Evaluation of the Effect of a Mentoring Program on Eighth-Grade Students, Khalifa K. Stanford

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Dissertation: A Phenomenological Study: Foster Care Youth Aging Out of the System, Guy Thompson

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Evaluation of the Relationship Between Employee Engagement and Student Engagement and Student Retention at a Large, Private, Not-for-Profit Research University, Jacqueline Anne Travisano

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Dissertation: Librarians’ Use of Instructional Design Methods in Creating Information Literacy Instruction, Michael W. Wilson

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Front-End Analysis Study of the Perceived Correlation Between Organizational Leadership and Student Success, Kathyleen G. Wyatt

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Study of the Factors and Conditions Associated With Graduate Enrollment Management Practitioners' Participation in Professional Development, Ariana Balayan

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Effects of Linguistic Modification Accommodation on High School English Language Learners’ Academic Performance, Semra Beckham

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Examining Opinions and Perceptions Regarding Substitute Teachers and Their Impact on Student Learning, Lodoumgoto Bekingalar

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Diffusion of Innovations of Videoconference Technology: An Instrumental Case Study Concerning Undergraduate Degree-Seeking Nontraditional Learners, Bruce G. Campbell

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Dissertation: Best Practices of Actively Engaged Volunteers Within a Megachurch, John M. Chase

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Dissertation: Developing Positive Working Relationships in a Large Urban School District, June Justa Chennault

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Evaluation of a Program Model for Minimizing Restraint and Seclusion, Jason Craig

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Eficacia de un Programa de Capacitación para la Formación de Docentes Universitarios en la Modalidad a Distancia a Través del Modelo CIPP, Lourdes M. Cruz Ortiz

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Teaching Relaxation Techniques to Improve Achievement and Alleviate the Anxiety of Students With Learning Disabilities in an Independent School, Melissa G. Dolton

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Phenomenological Study of the International Student Experience at an American College, Julie Ann Exposito

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Dissertation: Phenomenological Study of At-Risk Youth Attending an Alternative Education Residential Program, Valeria Meschelle Harris-Richard

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Evaluating the Use of Course Pairing to Increase Academic Success of Undergraduates, Paul Andrew Hauptmann

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Understanding the Admissions Experience of Admitted Students Who Fail to Enroll: A Multiple Case Study, Richard Hudnett

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Exploration of Factors Affecting Success of Undergraduate Engineering Majors at a Historically Black University, Egheosa Passion Igbinoba

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Survey of Hospital Employees’ Perceptions of Just Culture in a Northeastern Community Hospital, Marilyn R. Ireland

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Dissertation: Perceptions of Recipients of a Florida High School Dropout Prevention Program’s Scholarship About the Influence of Mentoring and Student Advocacy on Success and Persistence in Higher Education, Tracy Lyn Johnston

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Professional Development for High School Teachers on the Implementation of Response to Intervention, Dr. Lolita Jones-Smith

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Case Study of the Perceptions of Faculty in a Formalized Mentoring Program at a Private 4-Year College, Sheri Elizabeth Kelleher

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Remediation of Prompt Dependence to Promote Independent Skill Acquisition for Children Clinically Diagnosed With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Julianne Lasley

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Effect of an Arts-Based, Anger-Management Intervention for Girls Displaying Aggressive Behavior Who Are Being Reared Without Their Fathers, Yolette Lissade

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Multiple Case Study of the Factors Affecting College Course Enrollment for Students Learning English for Academic Purposes, Dayami Martinez

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Faculty Perceptions of the Teaching and Learning Center on Faculty Development: A Descriptive Study, Neisha N. Mitchell

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Efectividad de un Curso de Formación Directiva en Modalidad B-Learning en una Universidad Tecnológica del Sureste de México, Sergio Roberto Preza Medina