As enrollment and class size increase, instructors face more challenges in keeping students engaged. According to a study from the University of Sussex, students in large lectures become passive recipients because the fast-paced environment doesn’t allow them to engage with course content. Whether classes are in-person or online, instructors must find ways to empower students to take ownership of their learning, such as incorporating discussion.Read more “The Value of Discussion”
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It is no secret that class sizes in public and private institutions across the country are growing. And the rapidly changing classroom structure isn’t slowing down.Read more “Building Connections in Large Lectures”
College enrollment for the 2018 fall academic term in the United States is expected to hit more than 20 million students according to a report from Statista. The rapid enrollment is putting a burden directly on instructors for creating an active learning environment in overcrowded lectures.Read more “Creating An Active Learning Environment”
When Dr. Kaston Anderson-Carpenter steps in front of his psychology class at Michigan State University, he sees 175 students interacting with laptops, tablets and smartphones in a carefully constructed academic environment.Read more “Implementing Technology in College Classrooms”
Packback is passionate about building a platform that inspires students to become curious about course material and encourages an academic debate between classmates. With Packback’s Critical Debates feature, learners can now reply directly to Responses with a Counter Point or Supporting Point. This new feature makes it possible for the entire class to engage in critical discussions that better mirror a live debate.
Class is back in session and Packback is excited to continue fueling lifelong curiosity on campuses across the country! We spent the summer growing our team, expanding our curiosity footprint and updating our platform. This semester, we’re focused on continuing to grow a team of passionate thinkers and fostering curiosity among leaders in Chicago.
Dr. Kaston Anderson-Carpenter shares how he’s using technology to keep his students engaged in the classroom.Read more “Using Technology in an Engaging Way [Video]”
Dr. Kaston Anderson-Carpenter from Michigan State University shares how the features on Packback make it a more valuable tool than Learning Management System discussion boards.Read more “Packback Compared to Other EdTech Tools”
Dr. Matt Goren compares student posts from Packback and Blackboard and explains why he believes Packback posts were of a higher quality.Read more “Packback Compared to Other Discussion Methods”
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