The Packback Blog

CEO Mike Shannon at the ASU GSV Summit

“We are reversing education’s fast-answer epidemic, reviving the life skill of asking great questions by awakening and fueling lifelong curiosity, no matter the scale.”

Listen to our co-founder and CEO Mike Shannon discuss the mission of Packback at the ASU/GSV conference.

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Student-Driven Discussions with Packback

At Packback, we believe when students are allowed to be curious and ask the big questions, they’ll be equipped with skills to become future innovators. Packback encourages students to explore classroom materials in a new way, which makes students more willing to engage and apply their learnings.

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Watch Packback’s Jessica Tenuta at TEDxNormal

Our cofounder, Jessica Tenuta spoke at TEDxNormal 2015 about the critical importance of cultivating curiosity in education. We believe that every great innovation is born out of a great question…but students are being taught to answer questions in school, not ask them.

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Recent Articles

Techniques for Improving Online Discussion and Student Engagement [Webinar]

As an instructor, you’ve probably experienced disengaged online discussion boards. You want students sharing insights into class assignments and engaging in productive dialogues about how to apply class concepts to their lives. Instead, students ask closed-ended questions and respond to each others’ posts with one-word answers. 

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Promoting Student Engagement with Packback [Webinar]

At Packback, we’re dedicated to promoting student engagement no matter the subject, class size or student environment! Learn from one of Packback’s Senior Experience Managers on how instructors are using Packback to inspire student curiosity.  

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Summer 2019 Product Update: Investing in data transparency, control and access for our users

How the Packback product team is working to bring the spirit of the leading edge of data privacy regulations and protections into our platform to ensure students have control over their data and transparency into how their data is collected and used.

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Press Release: Packback Partners with the California State University Affordable Learning Solutions

Packback is pleased to announce its partnership with the California State University (CSU) Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) initiative in an effort to improve student learning outcomes and reduce the overall cost of education for CSU students.

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About Moderation: Plagiarism and Mostly Quoted Material

Posts that violate Packback’s Community Guidelines are flagged by our moderation algorithm and submitted for manual review by community moderators. One of the reasons a post may be moderated is if it is plagiarized or contains mostly quoted materials.

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Request a Demo of the Packback Questions Platform

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