Live Theater on a Virtual Stage: Incorporating Soft Skills and Teamwork in Computer Graphics Education
Issue No.01 - January/February (2011 vol.31)
M Schweppe , Coll. of Imaging Arts & Sci. Sch. of Design, Rochester Inst. of Technol.'s, Rochester, NY, USA
J Geigel , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Rochester Inst. of Technol.'s, Rochester, NY, USA
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MCG.2011.9
Industry has increasingly emphasized the need for "soft" or interpersonal skills development and team-building experience in the college curriculum. Here, we discuss our experiences with providing such opportunities via a collaborative project called the Virtual Theater. In this joint project between the Rochester Institute of Technology's School of Design and Department of Computer Science, the goal is to enable live performance in a virtual space with participants in different physical locales. Students work in teams, collaborating with other students in and out of their disciplines.
Three dimensional displays, Computer graphics, Solid modeling, Computer science education, Computational modeling, Collaborative work,theater, collaborative coursework, interdisciplinary education
M Schweppe, J Geigel, "Live Theater on a Virtual Stage: Incorporating Soft Skills and Teamwork in Computer Graphics Education", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol.31, no. 1, pp. 85-89, January/February 2011, doi:10.1109/MCG.2011.9