Learning Assistant Program at Boston University

An introduction to the Learning Assistant Program

Welcome to the Learning Assistant Program! The Learning Assistant (LA) Program here at Boston University helps improve undergraduate education by training students in teaching methods and practices. LAs help their fellow undergraduates by providing them with knowledgeable and experienced peer educators, and LAs enhance their own learning abilities through their understanding of pedagogy.

With the new landscape of higher education, Learning Assistants can play a critical role in the development and delivery of online classes. LAs can serve as a part of the instructional team to support eLearning. They can lead breakout sessions, support synchronous, asynchronous, and hybrid environments and hold virtual office hours. They can support faculty in learning skills for using etools and support students as they adapt. More information is provided on the Learning Assistant Alliance website.

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