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Student Technology Assistant in Residence

2014 STARS

Student Technology Assistant in Residence

Assistancing the SMU community in using technology for teaching & learning since 1998.

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For over 15 years, the Student Technology Assistant in Residence (STAR) 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 technological needs of campus community.

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 a STAR to help you with your project or course by opening a help ticket.

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