How to Create Engaging Educational Videos with a Lightboard
Educational research has established that learning is more effective when it combines visual and audio, known as the Modality Effect (Reiser & Dempsey, 2012). This combination reduces cognitive load, which allows the learner to retain information more effectively. We decided to create educational videos for our math classes using a highly engaging technology called a lightboard. A lightboard allows instructors to speak to the camera while writing on a clear glass in front of them, thus avoiding having to turn their back on their students to write.