The Packback Blog

Rethinking the Socratic Method for a New Generation

Dr. Jeremy Van Hof, director of Learning Technologies at Broad College of Business, says that sometimes what’s new isn’t necessarily what’s best. What actually makes the difference between a shiny new tool and a tool that you need in your classroom? One that builds on traditional methods rather than avoiding them altogether.

In the Wake of COVID-19, Tools Like Packback Help Instructors Reset Expectations and Empower Students

In a new article for Getting Smart, Dr. Bill Harrison, former superintendent of Cumberland County Schools and former chair of the North Carolina State Board of Education, explores the potential of AI to reshape classroom expectations so that students can thrive.

Dr. Nancy Boury, 2022 Carski Award Winner and Packback User, Highlighted for Innovative Teaching Methods in Times Higher Education

A new article recognizes the incredible work of Dr. Nancy Boury, assistant professor of plant pathology and microbiology at Iowa State University, and her unique approach to student engagement through interactive, game-based learning. Dr. Boury is the winner of the American Society for Microbiology’s 2022 Carski Award for Undergraduate Education, which recognizes significant contributions to …

Packback’s Instructor Sentiment Report Featured in Recent Article Exploring the Intersection of Technology and Community in Higher Education

In a new article for University Business, Dr. Marie Cini, Provost and Chief Academic Officer at University of the People, and Strategic Advisor at ED2WORK, shares her thoughts around COVID-19’s transformative effect on community building in higher education.

New Article in Fierce Education Explores How Technologies Like Packback Encouraged Better Learning During the Pandemic

In a recent article for Fierce Education, Dr. Gangaram Singh, Executive Vice President and Provost of National University, and Dr. Tyra Gross, Assistant Professor at Xavier University of Louisiana, explore how their respective institutions reacted when challenged with finding EdTech’s “Goldilocks” scenario.

EdScoop Highlights Packback as One Way Colleges are Digitizing Traditional Learning Experiences to Improve Access

A new article from EdScoop explores 8 ways that colleges are making the most of new technologies and teaching methods in the aftermath of 2020 and 2021, including the use of emerging technologies like Piazza, TimelyCare, and Packback.

EDUCAUSE 2021: The Emerging Potential of AI to Improve Learning Experiences

Packback is proud to have hosted a featured panel during EDUCAUSE 2021! Watch as Dr. Gangaram Singh, Provost of National University, Dr. Tyra Gross, Assistant Professor at Xavier University of Louisiana, and Dr. Craig Booth, Chief Technology Officer at Packback discuss the changing role of AI — and its potential to build a more engaging …

OLC Accelerate 2021: Takeaways From a Tumultuous and Complex Year in Higher Education

OLC Accelerate 2021 presented the unique opportunity for leaders in higher education to come together and reflect on lessons learned during COVID, as well as share key takeaways from a challenging year unlike any other.