Dr. Julie Zaloudek Spring, 2016
In a mostly dark studio in Millennium Hall, Julie Zaloudek stood in front of an illuminated pane of glass about the size of a large television.
From a control room came the voice of Ed Jakober, of Learning Technology Services at University of Wisconsin-Stout. “Quiet in the studio. OK. Smile,” he said as he turned on a video camera.
Zaloudek began to lecture for her Dynamics of the Family class for online students majoring in human development and family studies.
Facing a camera that was positioned on the other side of the glass, she wrote on the glass with a brightly colored marker.
Typically, with the camera opposite her, what Zaloudek was writing would appear backward. When the video was finished, however, students would be able to read her writing.
Learning Glass is a see-through blackboard with a twist.