Pencast is especially useful if you use formulas and equations, or if you simply like to write on a board while you talk. For you as a teacher, if the students can watch part of the lecture beforehand it can give you more time for questions and dialogue in class.
What is it?
A pencast is a recording of your writings or drawings, typically with a voiceover in which you explain your drawings. You can draw on paper, your computer or tablet. The program can be used on different software and hardware. The output is a video that you can upload to Absalon, video.ku.dk, YouTube, etc.
What is the value?
A pencast is especially useful for those who use formulas and equations, or who simply like to write on a board while they talk. Students can use the videos to prepare for lectures or to revise during the course. A big advantage is that the students can watch the pencast and hear the explanations again and again.
Which Software Should I choose?
There are several options if you want to make a pencast. Here are two suggestions.