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Research on Packback’s Efficacy Highlighted in Recent OpEd by Mick Starcevich, Former President of Kirkwood Community College

Mick Starcevich, former President of Kirkwood Community College, recently published on an editorial in The Evolllution on the urgency for instructors to begin planning for high leverage changes they can make to their courses now to help ensure their courses are ready for possible remote delivery come fall.

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Packback Instructor, Dr. Thomas DeWitt, featured in Forbes

Dr. Thomas DeWitt, Marketing instructor at Michigan State University, was recently featured in a piece in Forbes to share his experience as an instructor transitioning to online instruction and how he is continuing to innovate under the new constraints driven by COVID-19.

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Packback in the Press: How to Build Community through Online Learning

Jessica Tenuta, Packback’s cofounder and Chief Product Officer, recently co-authored a piece in University Business, alongside Whitney Kilgore of iDesign, on how to build community in online learning environments.

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Packback Highlighted by Dr. Kathleen Ives in Inside Higher Ed

Dr. Kathleen Ives, former executive director and CEO of Online Learning Consortium, highlighted Packback recently in editorial piece contributed to Inside Higher Ed. The piece, “Moving Classes Online Is Hard. Online Discussion Can Help.” explores research on the ways thoughtfully implemented online discussion can lead to improved student outcomes.

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Packback Instructor AnneMarie Garmon featured in Inside Higher Ed

Packback Instructor, AnneMarie Garmon of Central Piedmont Community College, was featured in the article, “Adjusting to Remote Instruction at Community Colleges” in Inside Higher Ed to share her experience supporting her students in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Instructional Continuity Series: Creating Effective Online Lectures

Recording an engaging lecture requires different skills than presenting a lecture in person. In this webinar, Dr. Kathleen West from Winthrop University shares tips for recording effective lectures as well as suggestions for recording tools. 

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Transitioning to a Fully Online Course for COVID-19 Prevention

As institutions transition courses online, many instructors are looking for guidance on transitioning quickly and efficiently. To assist instructors who may be facing uncertainties right now, we asked Dr. Kathleen West at Winthrop University and other online instructors to share resources, tools and tips for engaging and connecting with students in an online course.

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Packback’s COVID-19 Continuity Support Program

To provide an option to help ensure instructional continuity and keep students connected and engaged during this challenging time, Packback is providing zero cost licenses through the end of the Spring semester or academic quarter for any higher education courses moving online mid-term due to COVID-19 prevention.

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