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Learning Glass at NYIT Wisser Library: Home

This is a tutorial on using the Learning Glass at Wisser library

About The Learning Glass

What is the Learning Glass?

The Learning Glass is new technology for recording lectures that allows instructors to write lecture notes while maintaining face-to-face contact with students. The instructor writes normally, left to right, then the recorded image is flipped so students can view the notes correctly through a monitor.

Learning Glass Lightboard technology is simple: LED lighting on specialized glass creates a transparent white board that illuminates writing with neon markers. The Learning Glass Lightboard also provides built-in lighting for the instructor without the expense and hassle of external studio lights. Just plug it in, flip it on and make magic!

NYIT Libraries provide access to tabletop learning glass. Learning glass allows instructors to record videos using a transparent whiteboard while maintaining face-to-face contact with students.

Learning glass is ideal for people who want to record videos for homework helpflipped classroom lessons, or just-in-time instruction.

Learning Glass: Step by Step Instructions

Step 1: Scheduling a Learning Glass session

Step 2: Preparation

a. Objectives

  • What do you want your audience to learn while watching your presentation?
  • What approach is best suited to support that learning? Scientific diagrams and formulas? Annotated text and images? Notes?

b. Assessment

  • A good instructional design principle is to ensure alignment between learning objectives, assessment and the activity (associated with the presentation).

c. What to Wear

  • It is recommended NOT to wear black, as you could appear to be a floating head on a black background.
  • It is recommended to NOT wear very bright colors either, as your writing on learning glass may become hard to read.
  • AVOID patterns such as plaid, polka dots or stripes.

Step 3: Record and Edit

  • Arrive with your notes or slide deck and shoot. Many takes may be necessary so book more time than you think you will need.
  • We have an iPad and a Cannon video camera for AV recording.  Click on the tabs in this LibGuide for step by step instructions on the iPad or Cannon.

Step 4. Export

  • Your video can be published privately or publicly to YouTube.
  • You can also bring a portable drive (USB stick) for loading your raw files or ask that they videos be shared with you.

Step 5: Share

  • Share your link or embed your video into your course content.
  • You can upload your Learning Glass video to YouTube
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