A Lightboard is part chalkboard and part projection screen that floats course content in the space between the instructor and their student audience. This device generates a kind of virtual reality that engages student learners in a way that traditional online learning platforms cannot. Although the glass panel is completely invisible to the viewers, it provides a surface upon which the instructor can write bright, legible writing against a black background, all the while facing the student audience.
Faculty can create a single scene where students observe the instructor, the board, computer-generated graphics (PowerPoint, graphs, photos) and any physical objects (models, instruments, etc.) that are a critical part of the lesson. Once edited, these videos may be shared with students using YouTube or other multimedia sources.
The faculty of PHCET has implemented this facility. The faculty records the lectures and share it with students using various resources.
The possible instructional uses of this facility are as follows:
Comparing this facility with traditional whiteboard options, the following improvements are noted:
Major capabilities / features of light board are described as follows: