Learning Glass grew out of a pilot project in 2014 at San Diego State University to study the effectiveness of lightboard video in online and face-to-face instruction. It was discovered that students performed better, retained more information, and preferred the Learning Glass instruction over other instructional video formats and conventional classroom whiteboard and overhead projection instruction.
In response to inquiries from around the globe, Learning Glass began manufacturing units in 2015 and serves clients in education, technology and multimedia production from Lebanon to Los Angeles. Our commitment to quality and service is unrivaled. The Learning Glass team, led by Dr. Matt Anderson, continues to lead the way in innovating new designs and lightboard technology. Our experience and expertise in optics, engineering, video production, instructional design, teaching and distance learning provide you with all the support you need to create exceptional instructional videos and presentations.
The eGlass Story
Dr. Matt Anderson is a professor of physics at San Diego State University. Anderson developed a transparent glass writing surface that could be lit and filmed to create a startlingly dramatic effect. Anderson used this innovation, initially dubbed Learning Glass, to captivate his international audience of online, hybrid and classroom learners.
Ji Shen attended one of Anderson’s online classes called EM Waves, and was instantly hooked on Anderson’s writing glass. In his words, the lecture felt like it raced by.
A successful innovator and entrepreneur, Shen saw an opportunity to integrate Anderson’s Learning Glass with advanced digital imaging technologies he had developed for his HoverCam products over the past decade. The goal was to create a transparent lightboard and software system that was accessible and affordable to millions of educators.
Built on this vision, Matt and Ji forged a partnership and got to work. Today, 9 patents later, eGlass has launched.
eGlass is more than a tool. It’s a new medium for communicating. For the first time, students can visually engage with their teacher while the teacher is writing on the board. Body gestures, eye contact, and subtle emotional cues are transmitted from teacher to student. Regardless if the student is distance learning on a screen, or in an auditorium with 200 other learners, the connection and engagement are immediate, and powerful.
Launched during the COVID pandemic, eGlass has gone on to acclaimed success in school systems embracing the new hybrid model of teaching, using 100% classroom teaching, or doing all teaching online. It’s the evolution of the teaching model, and changes lives every day.