Learn how to expand student learning with screencasts in new AASL webinar

For Immediate Release
Tue, 10/14/2014


Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)



CHICAGO – A new webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will help school librarians expand their 24/7 learning capabilities by providing a tutorial of free screencast software. Presented by Brenda Stephens, “Screencast Innovations for the 21st Century Learner and Educator” will take place at 6 p.m. Central on Thursday, Nov. 6. For more information and to register, visit ecollab.aasl.org.

During the webinar, Stephens will take participants step-by-step through the process of downloading and recording screencasts using Screencast-O-Matic, a free online screen recorder. By demonstrating its wide variety of uses - including recording lectures for online courses, providing virtual tutorials and sharing student book reviews – participants will learn new strategies to enhance teaching and student learning.

Brenda Stephens is an adjunct English instructor at Anderson University and is employed part time by Greenville County Schools. During her career, Stephens has seen how technology can greatly enhance learning for both the student and educator. This has fueled her desire to become a school librarian and develop new and innovative ways to blend technology with education for a stronger education experience.

Attendance during the live presentation of “Screencast Innovations for the 21st Century Learner and Educator” is open to all. Only AASL members and AASL eCOLLAB subscribers will have access to the webinar archive. A seat in the live webinar is guaranteed to the first 100 attendees. To register, visit “Upcoming Webinars” at ecollab.aasl.org.

eCOLLAB | Your eLearning Laboratory: Content Collaboration Community, a repository of AASL professional development, provides members and subscribers with a central location to find and manage their elearning as well as to connect with others in the learning community. eCOLLAB contains webcasts, podcasts and resources from various AASL professional development events, as well as access to a read-only version of the latest issue of Knowledge Quest. To begin utilizing eCOLLAB or to subscribe, visit ecollab.aasl.org.

The American Association of School Librarians, www.aasl.org, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning.