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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Eleventh International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning

The Group Communication Processes and a Leadership Library

Dr Bonita Barger.

Technology and pedagogy are converging in the 21st Century to create a dynamic learning environment replete with opportunities and obstacles. This convergence, known as distance learning, has gained rapid momentum for both the Academy and the Corporation (Carr, 2001). Distance learning is viewed by both as a means of gaining competitive advantage in the global marketplace but raises many questions about satisfaction and doubts of profitability (Cass, 2001; Mangan, 2001).

This project presents group communication processes highlighted in a MBA Leadership course. Students bridge theory and practice using a series of virtual communication processes such as 55 streaming video vignettes, Virtual Learning Classrooms, and self managed teams where team members have the capability to terminate dysfunctional members.


Dr Bonita Barger  (United States)
Department of Decision Science and Management.
Tennessee Technological University

Innovative professional with diverse domestic and international operations experience in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and implement effective strategic human resource management plans that further broaden corporate objectives. Strong personal initiative, effective leadership skills, ability to influence others, proven collaborative style, and adaptability to various situations.

Research interests include creating global leaders and developing organizational talent.
Designing online learning experiences.

Written and spoken fluency in Spanish. Extensive life, work and research experience in cross cultural settings in Latin America and Asia/Pacific Rim.

  • Group Communication Processes
  • Leadership
  • MBA Leadership Course

(30 min. Conference Paper, English)