2016 Lilly Conference
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Who: Dr. Julia VanderMolen, Assistant Professor-Allied Health Sciences, Grand Valley State University
Who: Justin Melick, Digital Media Developer, Grand Valley State University
When: October 22nd, 2016 at 10 AM
Where: Traverse City, MI.

Session Presentation:


The lightboard provides educators with a new way to create videos that complement a flipped classroom and other online or blended learning models. A lightboard is an innovative tool that allows instructors to write while still facing their students. When the markers write on the board they appear to glow, this allows faculty to create more engaging visuals. This new video technique allows educators to quickly explain complex concepts using a method that allows them be present in their course through video while not losing key nonverbal cues.

Session Objectives

  • Learn about various educational uses for a lightboard.
  • Learn about design considerations when building a lightboard.
  • Understand how lightboards are used and how they can be used in various learning environments.

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