For over 15 years, the SMU Student Technology Assistant in Residence (STAR) Program has promoted the appropriate use of technology in teaching and learning at Southern Methodist University. We do this by recruiting and training students who are proficient in the use of technology to support the most common needs of faculty using technology in their courses.
These STAR students are available to work with faculty and departments on "short-term" instructional technology projects. Since the start of the program, SMU STAR Program have assisted faculty with hundreds of projects. Some examples:
- Helping a faculty member develop course-related Web pages or sites.
- Converting class notes or handouts to PDF files.
- Creating graphics, charts, maps, or animations for a courses.
- Digitizing slides and images for a course.
- Creating a PowerPoint presentation for your course.
- Helping a faculty member use Facebook, Twitter, or other social networks.
- Digitizing audio and video recordings for use on the Web
- Converting old materials to new formats.
- Migrating static HTML pages to Sitecore.
- Filming and editing faculty intro videos.
You can request help from a STAR by opening a help ticket.
Request a STAR Project