The Lightboard is an instructional tool that can be used to create compelling educational video recordings without turning one's back to the camera.
About the Lightboard
The Lightboard is a glass chalkboard combined with a video camera setup that allows instructors to create educational content. Writing on the board's transparent surface, instructors face the audience, and lecturing with hand-drawn or imported visuals. Facing the camera while lecturing creates a more natural and engaging recording.
Making recordings on the Lightboard requires some thought, advance planning, and production support, but can be very effective in supporting student learning. Like a regular classroom chalkboard or whiteboard in a classroom, the Lightboard can be used while lecturing to:
- Model sample problems
- Annotate diagrams and images
- Illustrate persistently challenging concepts
- Explore creative performances or storytelling
The Lightboard can be utilized when creating single recordings, or to prepare a series of lectures or micro-lectures.
Working with ITS
Colgate professors from any discipline may work with ITS to create instructional content using the Lightboard. ITS support includes:
- Lightboard orientation and practice in the studio
- Content planning and storyboarding
- Consideration of evidence-based practices for creating and using instructional video
- Post-production editing
- Uploading and sharing content on Colgate’s supported media platforms
- Activity design and guidance for learners, using recorded content
- The creation of sample assessments to collect learner feedback
To utilize the Lightboard or learn more about it, contact:
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