Learning Glass

Academic Affairs Vice Provost Herbie Lee using the Learning Glass to teach statisticsLinguistics Professors Pranav Anand and Jim McCloskey use the Learning Glass to present engineering problems with linguistic theory
(L): UC Santa Cruz Academic Affairs Vice Provost, Herbie Lee
(R): UC Santa Cruz Linguistics Professors, Pranav Anand and Jim McCloskey (Why don't we say what we mean? via University of Califonia)

The Learning Glass is like a traditional whiteboard or blackboard, but is made of glass. The instructor is able to face the viewer. Unlike what would happen in the classroom, the instructor looks through the board at the camera. This creates an engaging, natural, relaxed, and friendly viewing experience for students.
The Learning Glass was initially developed at San Diego State University (SDSU) by Dr. Matt Anderson and first built by Dr. James Frazee’s group at Instructional Technology Services at SDSU. Simultaneously,Michael Peshkin was developing his "Lightboard" at Northwestern University. The University of California, San Diego was the first of the UC Campuses to build a Learning Glass, and several more followed. Colleges and Universities across the US are implementing different versions of this technology.
This service is offered by Faculty Instructional Technology Center  for faculty, graduate student or staff to use for the creation of instructional materials.  You may reserve the Leaning Glass Lab in Faculty Instruction Center in McHenry Library with this reservation form 

A summary of service include:
  • The use of the Learning Glass Studio at the FITC facilities in McHenry Library.
  • The availability of technician to set up and monitor recording.
  • Some post-production preparation of recording.
  • The availability of editing studio and software to make additional modifications.
For a full description of our services, please refer to our service description.
Please also refer to our best practices for Learning Glass.