Face to Face: Using Videoconferencing to Create a Shared Virtual Space for Students


Story by Jessica Leigh Brown, EdSurge News

Colleges have long linked classrooms via videoconferencing. But when two theater professors in different countries wanted to collaborate, they decided to make a video link with a little more depth.

The project began when Tiina Syrjä, a lecturer in voice and speech at the University of Tampere, in Finland, met an administrator from Coventry University, in Britain, and they decided to organize a collaborative long-distance theater seminar. Coventry University sent Tom Gorman, a senior theater lecturer, to Finland to come up with a plan. Mikko Kanninen, senior lecturer of acting at the University of Tampere, joined the planning committee.

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