Dr. Kathleen West uses Packback to help improve critical thinking skills in her psychology students at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.Read more “Video: How Packback Helps to Improve Critical Thinking”
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Dr. Bryan McCarthy shares why his greatest goal for his philosophy students is to teach them to think in a new way.Read more “Video: Encouraging Students to Think in a New Way”
Every day, team members at Packback are inspired by our mission to fuel the lifelong curiosity in every student. We believe curiosity and asking questions are the building blocks for students to become successful, both in college and after graduation. In order to share our mission and the importance of curiosity, we submitted a proposal for SXSWEDU Conference and Festival! If accepted, Packback CPO Jessica Tenuta, Dr. Brandon Chicotsky of Johns Hopkins University and Dr. Jose Vazquez of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will be partaking in a panel discussion on the importance of asking questions and scaling curiosity-based learning.
A professor at the University of Georgia performed an experiment comparing the effectiveness of Packback, Blackboard and written reaction papers.
When Dr. Matt Goren was presented with an opportunity to teach Introduction to Personal Finance at the University of Georgia, he wanted to engage his students and equip them to make smart financial decisions during and after college.
The Packback team spent the summer improving Packback Questions to ensure professors and students are getting the most from their Packback experience. This fall, Packback will be introducing several new features along with a new pricing model. The platform updates will help professors fuel purpose and curiosity for the subject matter and help students feel more connected!
On August 7th, 2018, Packback will be ending support for Packback Books, our eTextbook rental service and textbook price comparison services, to focus all of our engineering efforts toward making Packback Questions the best and most curious discussion platform for students on the web.
All rentals that are still active when the Packback Books eTextbook Rental service is turned off on August 7 are eligible for a full refund.
Scaling relationships between the professor and each student are hard when class sizes grow; so Packback sees it as a core part of our mission to help professors scale their feedback and impact in their classes. To help professors have more control over the feedback their students receive and to offer a way to provide positive feedback that scalably impacts the entire class, Packback has introduced a new professor and TA feature called, “Give Feedback”.
Packback Questions is a tool used by professors to facilitate online discussions. With the help of AI, Packback allows professors to scale individual coaching, moderation and grading in any sized classroom.
Case Study explaining how student-focused professor Dr. Mark Reisinger engages and connects with 150+ students in a single lecture using Packback discussion for the past several years.
Our platform, Packback Questions, is an assistive technology designed to guide the development of curiosity and critical thinking in students. We’ve seen professors use Packback to help students fall in love with the subject matter, and we understand that a professor’s role in student growth is irreplaceable. But finding innovative ways to connect and challenge the 21st-century student can be overwhelming alongside a schedule filled with classroom prep, research, administrative duties and other commitments! The Packback Method helps by highlighting three simple steps to help busy professors connect and challenge students in 15 minutes or less!