Technology Learning Assistants

If you are a Penn State faculty member or instructor, you may apply to receive free short-term, one-on-one technology tutoring in your office from a student Technology Learning Assistant (TLA).

TLAs provide consultation on teaching, learning, and class management tools to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of your instruction and help you with challenges you may face.

TLAs can help you with basic computing skills, e-mail and file organization, PowerPoint, Excel, creating Web pages, and electronic gradebook software. They also demonstrate how to use Penn State services such as ANGEL, podcasting and iTunes U, Adobe Connect, ITS Streaming Services, and the Blogs at Penn State. They can help you plan the best ways to integrate technology into courses.


  • Receive one-on-one help with technology.
  • Be tutored at your own computer in your own office.
  • Get personalized answers to technology questions.
  • Use technology more efficiently.
  • Receive help matching the right technology to your goals.

At University Park, a TLA will meet with you for a semester (or more) over the course of five to ten meetings. You and the TLA will decide how to allocate that time accordingly.

For more information

To learn more about the TLA program or to fill out the brief online application form, visit:


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