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What Pride Month means to me: Fearless and Riotous

Pride month, for many, is a time to celebrate self-expression, love, and acceptance. In this essay, Packback Product Support Manager, Nico Tangorra, writes about how Packback’s company purpose of Fearless Curiosity relates to Pride Month, who and what the celebration should honor, and what Pride truly means outside of one symbolic month.

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Webinar Highlights: Comparing Learning Management System Discussion to Packback

On June 16th, 2021at 12 PM CST, Dr. E Ann McGee led an all-star panel conversation with VP Jana KooiDr. Kimberly Coffman, and Dr. Kathy Cecil-Sanchez. Check out the highlights from the webinar to hear panelists share the findings from Packback’s year-long study, explore the emerging research on discussion pedagogy, and discuss the future of educational technology.

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Florida State College at Jacksonville Taps Packback to Reimagine Online Discussion

FSCJ has officially partnered with Packback in order to enable faculty to create more enriching, engaging online learning experiences for students.

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University Business Highlights Packback as Key Investment for Institutions Looking to Differentiate Themselves

A new article by Dr. E. Ann McGee, President Emerita of Seminole State College of Florida, explores the reality of community college enrollment and institutional investing during COVID-19. Packback is named as one way for institutions to optimize funding in uncertain times.

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Webinar Highlights: Instructor Experiences Using Packback in Face-to-Face Versus Online Classes

On April 27th, Dr. Kathleen West, assistant professor of psychology at Winthrop University, and Dr. Carlos Olivo, assistant teaching professor of chemistry at Colorado State University, joined Packback to compare their experiences using Packback and to share how instructors can use the AI-powered discussion platform to stay prepared in times of uncertainty.

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White Paper Reveals Findings From Study on Packback’s Efficacy Across 10 Institutions

The white paper, now available for download, highlights data from a study exploring the impact of the use of Packback on grade outcomes, student engagement, and discussion quality. 

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Planning for an Uncertain Fall Term? Packback Can Help

While uncertainty around the upcoming Fall 2021 semester is abundant, Packback is one point of certainty when planning for classes because of how adaptable and reliable the platform’s results are in a range of mediums, disciplines, and course sizes.

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Packback Named One of Fast Company’s 10 Most Innovative

Fast Company has released its annual list of the 10 most innovative companies across various industries. Packback is among the education companies included for finding “ways to thrive in a moment when, for better or worse, most learning is happening via screen.”

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New Article From Inside Higher Ed Highlights the Importance of Investing in Innovation

In a newly released article, Mick Starcevich, Former President of Kirkwood Community College and Academic Innovation Board member, addresses the need for colleges to consider making the “right investments”– especially in times of fiscal crisis.

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Packback and Michigan State Team Up to Reimagine Online Discussion

Through a new partnership with Packback, Michigan State University is now giving instructors and students access to an inquiry-based discussion platform designed to increase engagement and boost academic outcomes, even in remote settings.

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