EdTech Student Partners Program

What is the EdTech Student Partners Program?

The EdTech Student Partners program helps faculty integrate technology in their courses. Each faculty member is paired with an EdTech Student Partner for a semester-long partnership. In this partnership, EdTech Student Partners meet with faculty members one-on-one to consult about technology tools, support them in the classroom, teach students how to use the technology, and provide feedback from a student perspective.

What is the role of EdTech Student Partners?

EdTech Student Partners can:

  • Meet with you one-on-one to discuss your needs and goals. This can be done face-to-face, over the phone, and online.
  • Research the best tools that fit your assignment or activity for the class.
  • Present technology tools to the class.
  • Answer your students' questions.
  • Develop resources and tutorials for your students on how to use a technology tool.
  • Help you inside and outside of the class.
  • Help you organize and design the structure of your online course.

What do faculty say about the partnership?

“[The EdTech Student Partner] is AWESOME and I feel so lucky to have her working with our class! Thanks for providing us with this opportunity!” - A faculty member, Lewis Katz School of Medicine.

“[The EdTech Student Partner]'s presence and enthusiasm enriched our class. She taught me more about Google Maps and that benefitted the entire class. She was reliable, eager, and a pleasure to work with!" A faculty member, Lewis Katz School of Medicine.

“[The EdTech Student Partner] has met with me every week. We set my goals. A priority has been for me to learn how to put exams on Canvas. She has helped and was present in the classroom to get me started on the first day of administration. Thank you". A faculty member, College of Public Health.

“The EdTech Partners program was 100% effective for me. [...] Mission accomplished! Credit goes to the EdTech Partners Program and my student partner, without question.” A faculty member, Fox school of business.

What do students say about their experience?

“[The technology used for this assignment] gave me a better understanding of the [course topic] from start to finish".

“[The technology used for this assignment] made it easier to visualize the sequence of events over other sources".

“[The technology used for this activity] is an effective way to visualize different things and their locations in relation to an area or location".

How can you be part of this partnership?

Applications for the Spring 2022 partnership are now open. Please apply to collaborate with an EdTech Student Partner for the Spring 2022 semester no later than Friday, December 10, 2021. Selected faculty will be notified no later than Friday December 17, 2021. 

Partnership for Spring 2022 will be effective from Monday, January 10, 2022 until Friday, April 22, 2022.

What tasks and activities are not supported by EdTech Student Partners?

EdTech Student Partners will not perform the following tasks:

  • Software and hardware installations.

  • Hardware repairs.

  • Troubleshooting software and network problems.

  • Serve in the role of peer teacher, grader, teaching assistant, instructor, or step in as a substitute teacher for your class. 

Who to contact for more information?

Jonah Chambers (jonah.chambers@temple.edu

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