Lightboards: Home-Grown to Smart Studio
- Today, February 26, 2019, 2-3 p.m.
- Presenters: Klaas Kwant and Garry Brand, Grand Rapids Community College
- Link to register: Webinar Registration
A ‘lightboard’ (a.k.a. learning glass) is a glass chalkboard pumped full of light. It is used to record video lecture topics. You face toward your viewers, and your writing glows in front of you.
Lightboards tend to be home-grown devices at different higher education institutions. GRCC’s is no different. The baton of basic information was passed to us by GVSU, and various staff have helped to make ours functional and unique. In addition to its basic construction by Bill Faber, Chemistry Professor, we have built a smart, dedicated space that is accessible to all faculty, adding features like sound-deadening in the room, the ability to work along with pre-prepared slides, and even chroma-key options. We have maintained a philosophy of empowering faculty to independently record themselves once they are shown how the room works, knowing that technology staff are close by if they have any questions.
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