The Light Board is a panel of heavy-duty glass set in an upright frame and illuminated with LED lights around the perimeter of the glass. The presenter/instructor stands behind the glass panel in a darkened room and writes on the glass with neon markers. Light from the LEDs is captured by the markers and illuminates the writing. This configuration allows the instructor to face the camera, rather than turning away from the audience as done at a traditional chalk/whiteboard, making the lecture an engaging experience for the students. Recorded lectures are "flipped"in post-production so that the writing/diagramming flows in the proper direction for the viewer. This is a tool for the production of micro-lectures. ATI currently offers the Light Board in the basement of the Pfau Library in PL048
- When using the Light Board allow yourself sometime to do a few practice recordings.
- Write your script in advance; consider presenting one topic per board.
- Consider splitting up the content into shorter recordings between 3 and 7 minutes.
- Plan ways to efficiently use the space on the Light Board.
- Formulate visual aids ahead of time.
- Wear dark, solid color clothing with no logos or text for best visibility.