UC Berkeley computer science professor strives to engage students through creative prerecorded lectures

Photo of Professor Dan Garcia's home setup
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When UC Berkeley computer science professor Dan Garcia first set up his studio, he spent days adjusting the lights and optimizing the acoustics with sound baffles, which are designed to absorb sound to prevent echoes. Garcia said he spends about six to 12 hours making each video.

When UC Berkeley announced that the fall semester would be virtual, campus computer science professor Dan Garcia transformed his “man cave” basement into a studio in order to make engaging prerecorded video lectures for his students.
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