The Cultivation of Interpersonal Communication within Social Media Learning and Environments: Transformation, Trends and Challenges

By Otis Thomas.

Published by Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal

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Published online: August 15, 2014 $US10.00
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This article examines transformation challenges facing the practice of teaching traditional pedagogies synchronous with new social media technology. This study explores the importance of cultivating interpersonal communication relevant to the production of social networking messages distributed contextually and visually to ubiquitous audiences. The study draws upon grounded theory research communication processes that are guided by the interpretive exchange of messages through social media channels. The study argues that in collaborative technological learning society, students should be able to translate their learning experiences with conceptual and fundamental competency.

Keywords: Social Media Learning, Interpersonal Communication Technology, Transformation Challenges, Ubiquitous Audiences, Grounded Theory

Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal, Volume 6, Issue 2, August 2014, pp.41-54. Published online: August 15, 2014 (Article: Print (Spiral Bound)). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 235.620KB).

Dr. Otis Thomas

Associate Professor, Department of Communications, Bowie State University, Bowie, Maryland, USA