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Expanding Course Video Possibilities with the Lightboard

a clear glass plate with green writing on it and a camera focused onto it

A new, innovative teaching option available to faculty: a Lightboard. Housed in the Faculty Media Depot in the M.I. King Library, the Lightboard enables faculty to present to their audience in a frontward facing manner, demonstrated in the video below, in contrast to the back and forth of a traditional whiteboard or blackboard. Integrating this tool with the existing set of multi-media production tools enables the creation of inventive and engaging lectures in a recorded format.

Global Connections

professor quanquin speaking to her class with the parisian urban landscape visible through the windows

The Global Connections project began in 2012 to encourage UK faculty to link their courses with other classes taught around the world. As a Global Connections course, History 405 supported international cultural exchange through frequent video conferences with a comparable class at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3 campus. Drs. Kathi Kern and Hélène Quanquin developed the course with a commitment to innovative teaching that broadened the learning experience of students across continents.