Yoany Beldarrain

Prof. Ph.D. Yoany BeldarrainBusiness Communication

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Role and Responsibilities
  • Business Communication
  • Head of Languages, BSc International Business
Focus of Lectures
  • Business communication
  • Negotiations
  • Intercultural management
  • Strategic management
  • Leadership
Research Topics
  • Business communication
  • Intercultural virtual teaming
  • Training an agile workforce
Current Research Projects
  • Compensating for nonverbal cues in virtual environments
  • Agility in HR
Vita

Academic career

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Capella University, Minneapolis, USA 
  • Honors overall grade “4.0“(US system)
  • Master of Science, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, USA
  • Honors overall grade “3.92“ (US system)
  • Bachelor of Science, Florida International University, Miami, USA 
  • Honors overall grade “3.36“ (US system)
  • Online adjunct professor, Instructional Technology Management Master´s & Human Capital Development Master´s La Salle University, Philadelphia, USA
  • Mentor for new online professors, La Salle University, Philadelphia, USA
  • Mentor for new online professors, Universidad Ana G. Mendez, Bayamon, Puerto Rico
  • Lecturer, Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University, Strategic Management/ International Marketing Strategy
  • Administration, Instructional Leader, Florida Virtual School, USA
  • Curriculum coordinator, Brevard County Public Schools, USA
  • Adjunct, Business Communication, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico

Practical Experience

  • Consultant and coach in business communication (Spanish, Portuguese, English)
  • Co-owner of Belcap International Corp., Florida
  • Owner of Children‘s Choice Learning Center, Florida
Publications

Books:

Baggio, B., & Beldarrain, Y. (February 2011). Anonymity and learning in digitally mediated communications: Authenticity and trust in cyber education. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. DOI: 10.1002/9781119227793.ch3
 

Editing of books:

Beldarrain, Y. (2019): Developing an agile global workforce: Challenges and organizational impact. In V. Kenon & S. Palsole (Eds.), Global Handbook for Workplace Learning and Development. Wiley Publishers. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-543-8

Beldarrain, Y. &  K. Diehl (2019): Compensating for the lack of non-verbal communication in a virtual team context, based on cultural background and preferred communication style. In V. Kenon & S. Palsole (Eds.), Global Handbook for Workplace Learning and Development. Wiley Publishers. DOI: 10.1002/9781119227793.ch21

Beldarrain, Y. (2015). Beyond E-learning: Rethinking purpose and design. In International Handbook of E-learning, volume 1. Theoretical perspectives and research. (B.H Khan & M. Ally, editors).  Pp. 375-384. New York: Routledge International Handbooks, Taylor & Francis. ISBN: 978-1-138-79368-2

Baggio, B., & Beldarrain, Y. (2008). Implications of anonymity in cyber education. In R. Z. Zheng & S.P. Ferris (Eds.), Understanding Online Instructional Modeling, Theories and Practices, (pp.168-183). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-723-2.ch011
 

Research articles in peer-reviewed international journals:

Beldarrain, Y. (2008). Integrating Interaction in Distance Learning: A Comparative Analysis of Five Design Frameworks. In G. Richards (Ed.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (pp. 1471-1477). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. (international peer-reviewed journal paper and presentation). ISBN 978-1-880094-66-2

Beldarrain, Y. (2006, August). Distance education trends: Integrating new technologies to foster student interaction and collaboration. In Rod Sims (Ed.) Distance Education, 27(2), pp. 139-153.The Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia. Routledge. (international peer-reviewed journal article) ISSN 0158-7919
 

Peer-reviewed articles conference transcripts of international conferences:

Beldarrain, Y. (2008). Integrating interaction in distance learning: A comparative analysis of five design frameworks. Full paper presented at the World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008, Las Vegas. (international peer-reviewed paper)

Wortmann, K., Cavanaugh, C., Kennedy, K., Beldarrain, Y., Letourneau, T., & Zygouris- coe, V. (2008, October). Online teacher support programs: Mentoring and coaching models. Issues Brief for the North American Council for Online Learning, presented at the 2008 Virtual Schools Symposium, Austin, Texas. (peer reviewed paper) ERIC Number: ED509629

Baggio, B., & Beldarrain, Y. (2008). Anonymity in cyber education: Should you be concerned? United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) Annual Conference, St. Louis; April 20-23, 2008.

Baggio, B., & Beldarrain, Y. (2007). Anonymity in cyber education: Should you be concerned? World Conference on e-learning, AACE, Quebec, Canada; October 15-19, 2007.

Beldarrain, Y., & Baggio, B. (2006). Should cyber education be concerned with the ethical implications of anonymity? Paper presented at the Opening Gates for Teacher Education 2006 International Virtual Conference; Mofet Institute, Israel. (peer reviewed paper)

Beldarrain, Y. (2006). Integrating interaction: Synchronous vs. asynchronous learning environments. North American Council for Online Learning (NACOL) Professional Development Symposium, June 22-23, 2006; Orlando, Florida.
 

Other Presentations:

Beldarrain, Y. & Hunter, M. (2017, April ). Experiences of building a tailor-made digital placement test for business students at an international university. BALEAP Conference 2017. Bristol, UK.

Beldarrain, Y. (2009, June 20). Theory to practice: Creating effective interactions in online learning. Webinar presented at LaSalle University’s Faculty Training.

Wortmann, K., Cavanaugh, C., Kennedy, K., Beldarrain, Y., Letourneau, T., & Zygouris-coe, V. (2009, February). Online teacher support programs: Mentoring and coaching models. Webinar presented for iNACOL.

Beldarrain, Y. ( 2008, June). Theory to practice: Creating effective interactions in online learning. Webinar presented for the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), Philadelphia chapter on June 19, 2008.

Jensen, V., Beldarrain, Y., & George, S. (2008). Online learning straight from the horse’s mouth. Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC), Orlando; January 22-25, 2008.

Hinson, T., & Beldarrain, Y. (2007). How teachers teach, how students learn, how leaders lead: 21st Century Education. Florida Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (FASA), Orlando, Florida; November 30-December 2, 2007.

Hinson, T., & Beldarrain, Y. (2007). Engaging African-American male readers. Florida Council for Teachers of English Conference (FCTE), Orlando, Florida; October 18-20, 2007.
 

Awards:

Fulbright-Hays Scholarship, University of Central Florida’s Bolivia Project

Florida Foreign Language Association (FFLA) Hall of Fame

Florida Department of Education/Embassy of Spain Scholarship to attend Deusto University in Bilbao, Spain

Award of Excellence; Area III, Brevard County Schools, Florida

Kappa Delta Phi, Honor Society in Education, Florida International University

Outstanding Journalist, Diario Las Americas (Miami) Scholarship