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Learning lightboards bring a human element to online learning

September 16, 2020


Trinity Western University (TWU) students bring more human faces to online learning by building lightboards that allow professors to look directly into the camera while drawing and illustrating on lighted glass.

Through a matching grant from ECO Canada, Trinity Western hired two Computing Science students to build lightboards – a glass “chalkboard” that is fully lighted and transparent, useful for lecture recording and remote teaching.

Students Jacob Pettigrew (BSc Computing Science, 2021) and Dave Garcia (BSc Computing Science, 2024) began their work on July 20. They are committed to building two lightboards–and more–if they are able.

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