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    STEPTech Autumn Seminar Series: Part 1 - Teaching with Lightboards
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    Lightboards offer a way to create videos that complement flipped, online and blended learning. A lightboard is an illuminated glass panel that allows a lecturer to write while facing the audience.

Duration 3 sessions

Course Type Workshop

Booking Status Waiting List

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Target Audience: Staff in academic, technical and professional job families who are involved or interested in the delivery and/or support of online and blended learning

Lightboards offer a way to create videos that complement flipped, online and blended learning.

A lightboard is an illuminated glass panel that allows a lecturer to write while facing the audience. The glass can also be used to screen PowerPoint presentations and other computer super-imposed media. When the lecturer writes using fluorescent markers, the words become illuminated like a hologram. Using simple post-production software, the video recording and the writing on the glass will be reversed. This setup allows instructors to illustrate lessons with a diagram or explain a formula without blocking the written content with their bodies and without turning their backs to their students. The technology is especially valuable for instructors in STEM subjects who must often work through formulae or explain complex processes using illustrations.

 ‘Teaching with Lightboards ‘is a two-part seminar:

  • In the morning, Will Doherty of Blackburn College will demonstrate how to build micro and macro versions of the lightboard. The lightboard created will become a resource for learning and teaching at Strathclyde.
  • The afternoon will focus on the pedagogical implications of teaching with lightboards and include an overview and history of the lightboard, a demonstrate its applications – particularly in teaching and learning STEM subjects – a discussion of the research and future implications.

 Participants can register for :

  •  morning session 10am to 12.30pm
  •  afternoon session 1pm to 3pm
  •  all day session 10am - 3pm  

 Lunch will be provided for all-day and afternoon-only participants

 



Delivered By: Will Doherty of Blackburn College

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