Student Technology Assistants

STA coordinator: Roy Bergstrom

The Student Technology Assistant (STA) Program is an innovative technology support service for URI faculty. It offers both long and short-term technology assistance for teaching with technology initiatives and curriculum development.

If you are interested in incorporating technology into your curriculum or the classroom, but don’t know how to develop it; the STA program may be able to help! STAs are technology-savvy undergraduates who receive training in many of the popular and emergent teaching technologies (i.e., Sakai, PowerPoint, web authoring, audio and video editing, 2D and 3D modeling, animation, and interactive digital materials). See other project examples.

When a faculty production project is accepted, the faculty member is paired up with one or more Student Technology Assistants. These students function as both collaborative help and design/technology assistants. The students are paid by Media and Technology Services (MTS) which developed this program in cooperation with the Instructional Development Program (IDP).

Once you submit a proposal, it is reviewed by MTS staff members for several key indicators:

  1. The technology exists to accomplish your project and that the STAs either have the skills or are capable of learning the skills in a timely manner to assist you.
  2. The project duration/scope of work is well-defined.
  3. This is a new use of technology for you or a major expansion of your curricular area.

Receipt of your proposal will be acknowledged by email. You will also be notified within two weeks of your proposal’s acceptance or the reasons for either deferral or rejection.

Submit the online form at the bottom of the Digital Content Creation page to get started.

For more information, please contact us.

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