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Lightboards help faculty transition from using chalkboards in face-to-face classrooms to publishing the same lectures online using digital video.

By using a piece of glass instead of a chalkboard and luminescent ink instead of chalk, the traditional chalkboard has been re-imagined for a new era and is known as a Lightboard. Originally invented by Michael Peshkin at Northwestern University, the current model housed at Georgia Southern was created by our own team of technology experts.

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Dr. Peter Rogers, Department of Civil Engineering & Construction Management


  • Simulates face-to-face teaching methods
  • Engages and captures students’ attention with eye contact and gestures
  • Presents your content to students in a way that is natural and familiar
  • Lightboard videos add a personal feel in the online platform
  • Enhances flipped methods
  • Your strengths are visible
  • Ideal for STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), but appropriate for any discipline using symbols, drawings, equations, formulas, illustrations, and diagrams to explain complex processes.

Contact the Center for Teaching Excellence at to learn more about the Lightboard program.

Last updated: 9/3/2020