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. His courses are filled with Gen Z students; a digital generation of non-traditional students who rely on technology to do research, access their textbooks, complete their homework and communicate with their peers and professors.
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Finding and managing time as a professor is overwhelming. For many professors, clocking a 60-hour week is the norm and finding where to cut back can be tricky. Facilitating classes, mentoring students, conducting research and professional development activities are just the beginning; and when midterms or finals come around, any established routine doesn’t last. Suddenly, on top of a packed calendar, there’s a constant stream of student emails asking for clarifications and extended deadlines, colleagues seeking advice and required staff meetings; all while trying to make sure grades for hundreds of students are accurate and submitted on time.
We are passionate about building a platform that inspires students to become curious about course material and encourages an academic debate between classmates. With Packback’s new 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 true deep, 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. Mark Reisinger explains how Packback adds value to his self-paced online course at Binghamton University.Read more “Video: Using Packback for Online Courses”
When Dr. Matt Goren’s finance class at the University of Georgia grew from 200 to 2,200 students per year, he had to find a way to use technology to grade and manage all of his students. Learn how Packback helped make Dr. Goren’s large courses more manageable.
Read Dr. Goren’s case study to learn why he prefers to use Packback instead of other discussion methods.
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Learn why Dr. Kathleen West feels more connected with the students in her online course at the University of North Carolina Charlotte since implementing Packback.Read more “Video: Benefits of Packback in Online Courses”
Dr. Kaston Anderson-Carpenter knows his students at Michigan State University are going to use technology in the classroom. His goal with Packback is getting them to use technology in a more engaging way.Read more “Video: Why Packback Works for Students”