About the Learning Assistant Alliance

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What is a Learning Assistant?

Learning Assistants are undergraduate students who, through the guidance of weekly preparation sessions and a pedagogy course, facilitate discussions among groups of students in a variety of classroom settings that encourage active engagement.

What is a Learning Assistant program?

A Learning Assistant Program supports Learning Assistants, faculty, and students by transforming courses so that they are more closely aligned with research-based instructional strategies.

What is the Learning Assistant Alliance?

The Learning Assistant Alliance is a collection of people from LA Programs who are sharing resources and information and experiences to further the objectives of transforming large-enrollment courses and recruiting future K-12 math, science and engineering teachers through the use of Learning Assistants.

LAA Software Solutions

The LAA has developed a suite of software and digital resources for classrooms and LA Programs, most of it available to members free of charge. LASSO is a learning assessment tool available to all faculty members. LA Campus is a web-based LA Program management package that is available on a subscription basis.