Learning Glass Users


Instructors using the Learning Glass span every discipline.


The Users:


UC, Riverside
                 
                   
Yat Sun Poon, Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics
Yat Sun Poon, Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics

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  How are you using the Learning Glass?

"Production of supplementary materials in Freshman Calculus as part of a blended learning experience."
  What do you like about using it?

"I could focus on the pedagogical need in analytical reading and synthesizing mathematics in a scientific context."
   What is the impact on your class?

"To be determined."
  What are your ideas about using the Learning Glass in the future?

"Do well with what I have at hand first"
                   
Jack Eichler, Lecturer of Chemistry, College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Jack Eichler, Lecturer of Chemistry, College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

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    How are you using the Learning Glass?

"I am creating videos to be used as pre-lecture learning activities for blended learning modules. I am also creating videos for a completely online course."
  What do you like about using it?

"I like the facts the students can see me working out problems on the glass. I also like the fact I can superimpose Powerpoint slides/figures on the glass presentation."
  What is the impact on your class?

"Anecdotally, my students have indicated to me they prefer these learning glass videos as opposed to Khan Academy video I have used in the past."
  What are your ideas about using the Learning Glass in the future?

"I plan to use the Zaption site to incorporate the questions in the actual video, and hope to do this for both the blended learning and online course modules."


               
Janette Ducut, Training Director, Environmental Health & Safety
Janette Ducut, Training Director, Environmental Health & Safety

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    How are you using the Learning Glass?

"I develop systemwide online training courses for all campuses in a variety of Risk Services topics (for more information go to http://universityofcalifornia.training). We are using Learning Glass to create microlectures around training and education topics. These are then used to create online courses shared across the UC system in Risk Services training. The videos replace ongoing webinars and instructor-led trainings we've been having on recurring subjects. Now that they are in one video, we can reference multiple people to them, without requiring everyone to connect synchronously."
  What do you like about using it?

"Ability to express concepts in graphical format. There are some ideas best explained through icons and symbols. The ability to describe relationships using a marker and drawing board is invaluable."
  What is the impact on your class?

"Reduced time repeating the same course over again. More people able to complete the course now that the lecture is online. Better quality of teaching due to the editing of content through post production. Increased consistency in teaching others (it's done just once, and everyone gets the instruction the same way)."
 
                   
Pablo Mogravejo, Supplemental Instruction Assistant Coordinator
Pablo Mogravejo, Supplemental Instruction Assistant Coordinator

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    How are you using the Learning Glass?

"To create and develop videos for academic assistance."
  What do you like about using it?

"The videos are very engaging and appealing for students. Fairly easy to use."
  What is the impact on your class?

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None yet."
  What are your ideas about using the Learning Glass in the future?

"Utilize different media to make the videos even more interactive and engaging"

                 
                   
Corrie Neighbors, Lecturer of Earth Sciences, College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
C
orrie Neighbors, Lecturer of Earth Sciences, College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

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    How are you using the Learning Glass?
 
"We are using the Learning Glass in the development of our fully-online Natural Hazards and Disasters course, which is a collaborative UCR-UCI venture funded through UCOP. As an earth processes course, we construct many process diagrams and the Learning Glass is allowing us to do this in the online realm in a very engaging way."
  What do you like about using it?

"The Learning Glass is intuitive and easy to use from an instruction point of view; but, more importantly, it allows the instructor to draw, annotate, and describe diagrams while facing the student audience. This is inherently better than using a chalk or whiteboard in a F2F class, where the instructor typically turns his/her back to the class to draw, and then later has to turn and face the glass to describe the drawing. The Learning Glass allows you to do all of this in a streamlined and effective way."
   What is the impact on your class?

"We have not yet gauged impact; we will be previewing the video lectures in hybrid course offerings in Fall '15 and Winter '16 with the fully-online course rolling out in Spring '16."
  What are your ideas about using the Learning Glass in the future?

"In addition to lectures, we hope to develop homework videos using the Learning Glass to walk students through some of the more difficult homework problems"
                   
Nicoletta Da Ros, Lecturer of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Nicoletta Da Ros, Lecturer of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
     How are you using the Learning Glass?

"I use Learning Glass to create videos where I explain difficult grammar points. Those videos are then imported into Zaption, and used for review activities students do outside of the classroom, usually before tests."

  What do you like about using it?

"It allows me to give the student the impression on a one-on-one review session: they hear me and see me, as they would in class or during office hours. It creates a more human experience than a voice-only video."
   What is the impact on your class?

"Students loved the videos, and loved the integration with Zaption. They requested more videos to be made in the future, as they found it very helpful for review."
   What are your ideas about using the Learning Glass in the future?

"I want to keep using it, and create more videos with different type of exercises, namely pronunciation and dictation activities for beginner-level classes."

                   

  How are you using the Learning Glass?

"As background material for graduate class."
  What do you like about using it?

"Easy to include graphics, equations, and code without suffering from "head in the corner" look to video."
  What is the impact on your class?

"It allows me to assume a standard baseline for background material, as I can point students to the videos (critical in a graduate class where backgrounds can vary greatly)"
  
 Christian Shelton, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering
         

                   
UC, San Diego
                 
                   
Kate Antonovics, Lecturer of Economics, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Kate Antonovics, Lecturer of Economics, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
    How are you using the Learning Glass?

"To create short videos introducing basic concepts."
  What do you like about using it?

"It's very easy to use, and requires the same prep as a traditional lecture."
  What is the impact on your class?

"The students love watching the videos (some say they watch them again and again). The videos are especially good for students whose first language is not English. Also, because some material is presented outside of lecture, this frees up time in lecture for me to do other in-class activities (such as clicker questions)."
  What are your ideas about using the Learning Glass in the future?

"I'd like to make additional videos."
                   
Vivek Sharma, Professor of Physics, College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Vivek
Sharma, Professor of Physics, Division of Physical Science
    How are you using the Learning Glass?

"We are using Learning Glass to produce a large library of videos which teach problem solving methods to thousands of UCSD undergrads in the Science and Engineering program."
  What do you like about using it?

"Students like the "face-to-face" aspect of communication that Learning Glass provides. Students can learn the concepts and problem solving techniques at their own pace but playing and pausing the videos and following step-by-step instructions from the video narrator."
  What is the impact on your class?

"The early reaction from the students in the first part of the PHYSICS 2 series is overwhelmingly positive. Students learn in a variety of ways. In addition to text book and lectures, Learning Glass provides them with an important tool which is available to them on a 24/7 basis."
  What are your ideas about using the Learning Glass in the future?

"We would like to extend it to the entire PHYSICS 2 Series. We would also like to objectively measure its usefulness in adding to the students' learning by performing "blind tests". In such tests one random set of students view the LEarning Glass problem solving videos while another does not. We would like to then give students in both sets the same quiz. The difference in student performance will give us a scientific measure of the usefulness of the Learning Glass technology in teaching Physics to undergrads."
                   
Vivek Sharma, Professor of Physics, College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Simone Galperti
, Assistant Professor of Economics,
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
    How are you using the Learning Glass?

"I prepare a sketch on paper of what goes on the glass for each part of a video, carefully thinking about the layout and how to best use the space on the glass. I also start each take with some material already written on the glass, so as to keep each video short and more focused."
  What do you like about using it?

"I think it is more effective than other techniques because it allows me to construct an argument in steps, going through the important points and the logic."
  What is the impact on your class?

"Some students said they liked it and created notes from the videos."
  What are your ideas about using the Learning Glass in the future?

"If I have to record new videos, it would be my first choice as a technique."
                   
Julie Cullen, Professor of Economics, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Julie Cullen, Professor of Economics, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
 
 
How are you using the Learning Glass?

"To produce videos for part of the intermediate microeconomics handbook. I have used the videos myself as a resource for students in my public economics course-- to refresh their knowledge of concepts they have learned before but not used in a while."
   
What do you like about using it?

"It does not require skills that are very different from the way I typically teach, so it was not a big investment to be able to dig in."
   
What is the impact on your class?

"I am no longer teaching intermediate microeconomics, but I had intended to shift some of what had been course lecture to "homework" to spend more of the class time in discussion or activities. The way I currently use the videos hasn't changed the class much, but students do say that they find them useful/helpful."
   
What are your ideas about using the Learning Glass in the future?

"I would like to produce videos for my public economics course at some point, to be able to use them to replace some of the lecture content."
                   
Paul Niehaus, Associate Professor of Economics, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Paul Niehaus, Associate Professor of Economics, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
    How are you using the Learning Glass?

"Used to shoot videos of our intermediate micro lectures"
  What do you like about using it?

"Elegant, let's me talk and write without turning back and forth."
  What is the impact on your class?

"Haven't tried yet"
  What are your ideas about using the Learning Glass in the future?

"Best tech I've seen or used for recording lecture"
                   
Marc Muendler, Associate Professor of Economics, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Marc Muendler, Associate Professor of Economics, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
    How are you using the Learning Glass?

"Pre-record select lecture material (for occasional class room inversion) and standardize section material"
  What do you like about using it?

"A feel of live explanations with a gradual build-up of the material"
  What is the impact on your class?

"Reinforcement of key material, permission of classroom inversion, standardization of section material across TAs"
  What are your ideas about using the Learning Glass in the future?

"See what new ideas come along"
                   
Joel Watson, Professor of Economics, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Joel Watson, Professor of Economics, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
    How are you using the Learning Glass?

"For the learning glass's most ambitious use, the famed intermediate micro video handbook, which is charting the course for the future of quality instruction
with Internet-based materials."
   What do you like about using it?

"Ease of use for instructors who are competent at lecturing with a chalk board"

  What is the impact on your class?

"Positive, because it expands the resources available to students and, because of the flexibility it affords for learners of different types"

  What are your ideas about using the Learning Glass in the future?

"
more of the same"
                   

                   
 UC, Santa Barbara
                 
                   
 

Morgan Gainer, Lecturer of Organic Chemistry, College of Letter and Sciences
    How are you using the Learning Glass?

"I am using Learning Glass multiple ways. I am using Learning Glass to place some lecture content online to allow more time in class to work problems. I am also using it in the development of a completely online course. Additionally,  I am using it to show how to solve some of the more difficult exam questions (I pick the one or two most commonly missed exam questions and record a Learning Glass video on how to solve them)."
  What do you like about using it?

"It's a very natural way to record material. There's no awkward turning my back to the camera to write class content on the board. Also, it looks amazing!"
  What is the impact on your class?

"When every I use Learning Glass videos in class they are always very well received; I often get requests for more content to be posted through the Learning Glass format."
  What are your ideas about using the Learning Glass in the future?

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I regularly teach first quarter organic chemistry. I would love to teach it in a flipped format, using the Learning Glass videos to deliver course content."
                   
Bryanna Kunkel, Lecturer of Chemistry, College of Letters and Sciences
     How are you using the Learning Glass?

"I prepared learning glass videos for difficult concepts in my course.  The video goes through a specific problem or calculation and shows students how to solve it.  The videos represent the most common misconceptions in the course.  Videos are posted on gauchospace, so only students in the course have access to them."
   What do you like about using it?

"I like the method used to transfer information. I think it is valuable to be able to write on the glass in real time and I appreciate that students can see you point to that information and be able to see your face in the videos.  I think is is really helpful for students to be able to pause the video and rewind if they are confused.  I also like that I am able to explain the material to my students in a consistent way to what is presented in class."
   What is the impact on your class?

"Students really enjoy and appreciate the videos.  I have found the particularly effective with ESL students, students who want to review material and students who would like it explained again."
  What are your ideas about using the Learning Glass in the future?

"
I would like to make a learning glass review session for my students and produce more videos that talk about conceptual problems."
                   
Tyler Susko, Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
     How are you using the Learning Glass?

"Video lectures to support class content."
   What do you like about using it?

"It's like magic to the students...seems to keep their attention.  I also like having a few online lectures to toss in there in case I am sick or at a conference."
   What is the impact on your class?

"It's been extremely well received."
   What are your ideas about using the Learning Glass in the future?

"I'd love to flip an entire class if I have time
."
                   

Andrew Stull, Associate Project Scientist, Psychological & Brain Sciences
     How are you using the Learning Glass?

"Conducting educational research. Have an active grant from the Spencer Foundation and a pending grant from the NSF to investigate factors that contribute to learning with this technology."
           
                   
Jeff Moehlis, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
     How are you using the Learning Glass?

"I am using Learning Glass for a new online version of an existing course called Introduction to Programming, which uses the Matlab programming language.  The Learning Glass videos cover the background mathematical concepts, and also cover short programs.  They are supplemented by screen capture videos showing the use of Matlab."
   What do you like about using it?

"First and foremost, it looks cool!  I believe that the students will respond very favorably to it.  It is great to be able to see both the writing and the writer, which makes the videos more interesting and more effective.  Also, the staff person who helps with the videos is awesome!"
   What is the impact on your class?

"Since this is an online class, it is necessary to use videos.  I believe/hope that the Learning Glass videos will be a very effective way to teach the students the necessary concepts."
   What are your ideas about using the Learning Glass in the future?

"We plan to do some supplementary videos for this class.  It would be cool to figure out a way to project from a laptop screen onto the Learning Glass so I could also go through programming more directly
."
 
                 
Justin Pearson, Graduate Student in Electrical and Computer Engineering

     How are you using the Learning Glass?

"We are using it for the lecture portions of an online "Intro to Programming" class for engineers. Our online class has two main modes of content delivery: lectures which motivate mathematical concepts, and screen captures that demonstrate programming in Matlab. Our student focus group has indicated that they like the learning class for discussions of mathematical concepts."
   What do you like about using it?

"Our student focus group indicated that they find it more interesting and engaging. Also, it helps partition the lecture because the glass size limits how much can be written. Also, it looks cool."
   What is the impact on your class?

"Our class is still in development, but our student focus group has responded positively to it so far. It seems like a clear winner for an online class, compared to traditional methods of writing on a blackboard or having a document camera pointed at slides. It combines the best of these options."
   What are your ideas about using the Learning Glass in the future?

"Project a computer screen semi-transparently on the glass for teaching computer programming. We are looking into this at UCSB. This would be superior to having the screen projected behind the professor because the professor would not have to crane his or her neck back-and-forth between the screen and the camera.
"
                   
Lina Kim, Academic Coordinator, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering


    How are you using the Learning Glass?

"We are creating an online class for a first-year programming course. We are recording lectures using the learning glass."
   What do you like about using it?

"It's wonderful. I think that the ease of use is probably the best feature. The size of glass that we use at UCSB is the perfect size and it allows us to delve deep into a concept, without having too much information on the board -- which could overwhelm the student."
   What is the impact on your class?

"We haven't taught the class yet (but will in a few weeks). Based on preliminary feedback from a focus group, they seem to like the look of the lectures that we are recording with the glass."
   What are your ideas about using the Learning Glass in the future?

"We hope to expand this course and create more content using the glass. This might involve editing previously recorded lectures or adding more concepts to the class.
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