INNOVATION and ENGAGEMENT motivate a team of BU faculty and staff in developing our own Lightboard Studio.

Utilizing the funds awarded from the Innovation Grant, the Lightboard Studio will be built in Irwin Library and will
be piloted during the spring of 2016.

This innovative technology offers a way to create videos that compliment online or hybrid learning models as well as
the “flipped” classroom model. It consists of a glass surface that works like a white board that is positioned between
the instructor and the camera.

This set up allows the instructor to face the camera while also writing on the transparent surface. Instructors can then
illustrate complex concepts, formulas, diagrams or processes. It’s also possible to integrate a PowerPoint on the
Lightboard for annotation. This form of content presentation allows students the opportunity to review
information as needed for understanding.