The College of Engineering’s new Lightboard studio allows the creation of interactive videos where the presenter faces towards the screen with overlaid writing and PowerPoint slides. First developed by Michael Peshkin at Northwestern University, he describes his idea as “a glass chalkboard pumped full of light. It's for recording video lecture topics. You face toward your viewers, and your writing glows in front of you.”
Our Lightboard studio was built by a team of undergraduate Swansea engineering students supervised by Richard Cobley, Karin Ennser and Gareth Evans. The studio features two cameras which record through a sheet of high transparency glass where the presenter, writing, and overlaid PowerPoint slides are always visible.
Lightboard lends itself to the visual explanation of ideas, where seeing the presenter maintains engagement. Recorded video files are available to upload to Blackboard or video sharing web sites. We are able to live broadcast via e-stream, Skype, Facebook or Youtube if you want to use Lightboard for meetings or presentations.