The mission of the International Learning Assistant Alliance is to connect people
and institutions to support the implementation and assessment of the LA Model,
with the goals of improving educational experiences and access across the disciplines.
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.
What are LAs?
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.
About the LA Model
As the Learning Assistant model has grown and new LA programs have been started all over the world,
it has become clear that consistent, informative definitions of what makes up a Learning Assistant
program were needed. These are called General Program Elements (GPEs).
To read more about the LA Model and General Program Elements, click here.