an image of man facing a classroom while writing on a clear glass blackboard. Two monitors behind him reflect what he is doing though the images are reversed.

Learning Glass – a different kind of blackboard

While attending the CSUN conference at the end of February, I visited San Diego State University to see what they might be doing with alternative classrooms and teaching. That is when I was introduced to the Learning Glass.

In addition to recording all his classes using the Learning Glass, Professor Matt Anderson, started asking students to work on problems in front of the class. He reported that this increased student success rates because other students can see how their peers work through an issue, and it helps inform where students are getting stuck or where there additional explanations might be needed.

A man stands in front of a large glass board working on the board. Strong lights shine on him from above while his image is reflected in monitors around the classroom
In the learning glass studio at San Diego State University