Lightboards of the World

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If you've got designs or video methods to share, or just want to announce your studio, write to me. (peshkin@northwestern.edu)

Here's a video about my use of lightboard for teaching hands-on electronics (start at 1:20 for lightboard specifically) →

Independently developed lightboards:

  • Alex Anpilogov, a freelance creative technologist, developed a lightboard ("LED board") for UK tutoring firm Mathsdoctor.

  • Michael Peshkin's "open source hardware" lightboard is described here. It includes a few tricks: optical reversal, powerpoint overlay, and a live-monitor with reflection cancellation. You can sample videos for my Electronics Design class.

  • Singer-songwriter Zaz did a music video employing maybe a lightboard. And Pablo Picasso painted on glass while being filmed through it.

Lightboards have been or are being built at numerous schools and online education companies. Ones I know of are listed here.

  • 2U, Virginia (Promo)

  • Auburn University

  • Al-Furat Al-Awsat Technical University (ATU), Iraq (studio.atu.edu.iq)

  • Babson College

  • Brandeis University

  • Brock University, Centre for Pedagogical Innovation

  • California State Polytechnic University

  • Carleton University, Ontario (Frightboard)

  • Clayton State University

  • Clayton State University (Page, Build)

  • Clemson University (way cool intro video)

  • Cleveland State University (promo video)

  • CNRS-EHESS, Paris (sample video)

  • Columbia University - School of Continuing Education

  • Concordia University

  • Cornell University (A Blackboard for the 21st Century)

  • Coursera

  • Creighton University

  • Daemen College, Amherst NY

  • Davenport University

  • Dell EMC Education Services (sample video with pop-in)

  • Duke University (Article; Documentation, 2x3 feet, 4x6 feet)

  • Erudition, Ontario

  • Estrella Mountain Community College (Instructables DIY for plastic lightboard)

  • Evanston Township High School

  • F5 (Build)

  • Financial Design Studio

  • Flathead Valley Community College (Design documentation, 4x8 feet)

  • Franklin & Marshall

  • Fresno State

  • Furman University

  • Grand Valley State University (Design documentation, 3x4 feet)

  • Harvard University

  • Humber College, Toronto (Lightboard Challenge)

  • Indiana State University, College of Health and Human Services

  • JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland (blog & samples)

  • Johnston Community College, Smithfield, NC, ADA compliant Lightboard

  • Kent State University at Stark (Small board design documentation, 4x3 feet)

  • National University of Singapore (Report)

  • Northeast Community College

  • Northwestern University Library

  • Notre Dame (Article, lightboard best practices video)

  • Nutanix, Inc

  • Ohio State University

  • Oregon State

  • Pennsylvania State University One Button Studio (integration coming soon? Article@PSU)

  • Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario

  • Quinnipiac University Online

  • Richardson-Borne Institute

  • Rukuku

  • Shenandoah University. Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy

  • Simon Fraser University

  • Stanford University (Article, Promo Video)

  • STEMbrite, a Partner of North Carolina State University

  • Stony Brook University (Page)

  • Swansea University (site)

  • Syracuse University

  • TigerHive Creative Group

  • Udacity (Sample)

  • Unisinos (Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos)

  • United States Military Academy, West Point, NY

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham

  • University of Bristol (sample)

  • University of British Columbia (Design & use case website, 3.5x7 feet)

  • University of Central Missouri

  • University of Chicago CEMSE (Virtual Learning Community)

  • University of Cincinnati, Center for Excellence in eLearning

  • University of Cincinnati, Carl H. Lindner College of Business. (Promo)

  • University of Dayton

  • University of Delaware (Site)

  • University of Evansville

  • University of Florida (Promo1; Promo2; Design; Instructions)

  • University of Illinois (Promo)

  • University of Kentucky

  • University of Montana - Missoula. Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library

  • University of North Carolina (Promo)

  • University of South Florida St. Petersburg

  • University of Southern California - Keck School of Medicine (Promo)

  • University of Texas of the Permian Basin

  • University of Toronto

  • Universidade do Vale do Taquari - Univates

  • University of Washington

  • UPF Barcelona School of Management

  • Valencia College

  • Vanderbilt

  • Virtual Village Classroom, AL

  • Wake Forest University (Page)

  • West Virginia University. Teaching and Learning Commons

  • Wheaton College, Academic & Institutional Technology

  • YourLocalStudio.com