The LightBoard Depot Inc. is Changing How Online Instruction is Delivered

We all know that life is full of change, and though we are all naturally resistant to change, regardless of how slowly or quickly that change occurs, ultimately we adapt.

Due to the rapid necessity of remote learning due to the pandemic, those who conduct online education are coming to the realization that remote learning is a change that is here to stay.

If the new concept of remote instruction is embraced, and the most advanced, efficient, and engaging technologies available, like The LightBoard Depot Inc., are put into practice, then remote instruction will become a preferred method of providing a more engaging, informative and user-friendly online learning experience.

Many educators and business coaches and scores of other leaders in an array of industries, like healthcare, finance and banking, to name a few, are now seeing how remote instruction has become the new reality, and how The LightBoard Depot Inc. is making teaching and learning much easier and way more fun.

The LightBoard Depot Inc. encourages engagement, which is one of the biggest problems that traditional, in-person and virtual learning has shared.

Most, if not all, use a method that requires the instructor to turn their back to the camera and the viewer, or block the instructor completely if showing a slide or graphic on the screen.

Using The LightBoard Depot Inc., students are all able to see their instructors face-to-face, while at the same time instructors can use any visual on their computer.

“The LightBoard is a piece of glass positioned between the camera and the presenter, and it allows you to draw in much the same way you would on a blackboard or a whiteboard,” explains co-founder Mike Justason, Assistant Professor in Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University.

In addition to the continuous face-to-face engagement, and the use of visuals, the remarkable and versatile technology allows an instructor to write, or draw normally on a crystal clear screen, while facing their audience on camera, and the text automatically reverses so the viewer can read it perfectly.

Throughout history, humans have always adapted to changes in how we conduct our lives, and those changes have always been embraced and used to make life easier, and to eliminate issues that existed before the technology existed to eliminate them.

Learning online is not a new concept. YouTube, online business coaching, or courses in how to learn a new language, among hundreds of others, have been available over the internet for years.

In fact, even though the internet wasn’t even a thing back in the 1980’s, students began learning from computer terminals that were interlinked to form a network. The first-ever completely online course was offered in 1984 by the University of Toronto. Let’s also not forget that distance learning too has been around for well over a century where students and professors met by way of phone and where correspondence was done by way of fax, or mail.

Yes, we sure have come a long way.

Over the years, countless innovations have made the online learning experience more user friendly and efficient, and until the LightBoard’s technology was invented, the issue of instructor/student engagement had never really been solved.

Even face-to-face, in-person learning requires the instructor to, at some point, to turn their back to their students for a period of time in order to use a white board or black board, and the less the student actually sees their instructor’s face, the less engaged they become.

The LightBoard Depot Inc. is the tool that teachers and online instructors now have to embrace the widespread change to remote learning, and finally be able to provide their students with the newest and most effective remote learning experience.  

If you are looking to boost your online teaching and engage learners, then contact our team at The LightBoard Depot Inc. today and try out our new technology.

The LightBoard Depot Inc. offers The FLEX and a standard, larger version.

The LightBoard Depot Inc. is a member of The Forge – a business incubator funded by McMaster University, serving novel and scalable start-ups in the Hamilton, Greater Toronto and Niagara Regions.

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