If there is anything that makes me happy, it is when a new tech item actually fits into how education properly functions. Last week, we finally pulled the trigger and ordered the manufacture of a Lightboard from the SoMAS Ocean Instrument Laboratory.
This is why a Lightboard is so awesome… it lets an instructor do what they already are great at… write on a surface (traditionally a chalk board or a white board) while explaining concepts, but facing towards the students. The reason that this works, is because we are going to record this to video – not teach in front of a live audience. That way, you can point the camera into a mirror, or flip the video in post-production so that it is readable to the audience.