The DLA program is a peer-learning model focused on providing support as students engage new technologies and digital platforms in their time at Muhlenberg. Established in the Fall of 2016, the Digital Learning Assistant (DLA) program builds off of a campus-wide commitment to peer-learning at Muhlenberg for helping to shape, guide, and support students’ academic success. With the expansion and growth of digital learning opportunities and pedagogies across the curriculum, the DLA program supports students in achieving their digital learning goals. DLAs are trained in four primary areas of focus:
- Web Publishing, Berg Builds/Domain of One’s Own, and ePortfolios
- Open Textbooks, Open Educational Resources, and Pressbooks
- Digital Mapping and GIS
- Mediamaking, Podcasting, and Digital Storytelling
DLAs provide individual and small group drop-in sessions on digital technologies, tools, and practices that are currently used, or emerging, in courses and programs at Muhlenberg. DLAs are also available to partner with instructors throughout a semester long course to support and build digital learning projects, workshops and tutorials.