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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 education in microbiology.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 (and human) learning experience.

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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.

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Dr. Rufus Glasper Highlights Packback in Fierce Education as “a tool to facilitate the next wave of evolution in the teaching profession”

In a new article for Fierce Education, Dr. Rufus Glasper, President and CEO of the League for Innovation, shares his take on why so many faculty are hesitant to adopt new technology — and counters those fears by saying that embracing the best of technology may actually solve for the most pressing challenges faced by higher education.

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Pioneering College President Joins Board of Inquiry-Based Discussion Platform

Dr. Muriel Howard, former president of AASCU and Buffalo State University, will accelerate Packback’s efforts to foster more enriching, engaging class discussion 

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Lone Star College-University Park Partners With Packback to Inspire Curiosity Through Student-led Discussion

Lone Star College-University Park has launched a new initiative that will give faculty the ability to enrich courses through Packback’s AI-powered online discussion pedagogy. The new partnership will promote community through peer interaction, sharpen students’ critical thinking skills, and help to facilitate successful learning outcomes.

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Packback Professor, Lauren N. Henley, Shares Her Experience Creating A Student-Centered “Post-Pandemic” Future in The Chronicle of Higher Education

In a new article for The Chronicle of Higher Education, Lauren N. Henley shares her perspective as a professor who learned how to teach for the first time during a global pandemic. One essential part of her experience? Implementing Packback as a way to save time and engage with students on more meaningful level.

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