Today was day one for the expo hall at InfoComm 2018 in Las Vegas. While the video wall technology looks better than ever, I did see one piece of technology that caught my eye. An updated lightboard for recording educational content.
Around five years ago USFSP installed our lightboard for faculty to create engaging videos for students. We started by purchasing a metal frame online and ordered a piece of high-quality class from a local vendor. Added some portable lights and camera and we were in business. The only problem was, the lightboard took up half the room. The frame to support the glass is so big, it needs to be disassembled to get it out of the room.
Now enter Learning Glass Solutions! They developed a tabletop unit that has built-in lights and you can use an iPad for recording. The iPad doubles as a confidence monitor. This changes everything for faculty and other institutions that may not have a video production crew on staff. I will be exploring the possibility of creating a small makerspace for faculty and students to explore. Hope you find this interesting and helps if you are looking to invest in a lightboard for your institution.