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Teacher Assistant Role - Who is TA and why do we need you

Updated over 5 years ago by Bill Walker
As a course owner
In order to ease my work with hordes of students
I would like TA's to understand their role

possible categories:

Who are the TA's?
  • TA is an assistant to the course professors
  • TAs are the student's personal connection to the course
  • TAs are also instructors for the course
  • TAs are mentors for students to assist with coursework and subject comprehension
Prerequisites
  • Recently completed 169.1 and 169.2 courses on edx.org 
  • Complete ESaaS: Managing Distributed Teams course on edge.edx.org
  • Approval from world TA and/or course professors???????????
  • Have time to commit to working with students in the course, preferably several hours per week
Why do we need TA's?
  • We have a big course with thousands of students who require assistance to more fully understand the material
  • Students need guidance from mentors who understand the material – TA’s are of vital importance in providing this help.

PROPOSED QUIZ QUESTION:
Which of the following is NOT correct about TA prerequisites:

  • Complete ESaaS: Managing Distributed Teams course on edge.edx.org
  • Approval from world TA and/or course professors
  • Have time to commit to working with students in the course, preferably several hours per week
  • Attempted 169.1 course on edx.org
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