Our mission at Packback is to fuel lifelong curiosity. Not only in students but also in our Chicago office. We have a value-focused team who is passionate about helping professors build their students’ critical thinking skills and make the subject matter come to life.Read more “Packback is Hiring: Why You Should Consider Joining the Team!”
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Packback CEO Mike Shannon was joined by Dr. Kathleen West of UNC Charlotte and Dr. Kaston Anderson-Carpenter of Michigan State University. These two psychology professors shared how they’re using technology and positive reinforcement to improve students’ critical thinking skills, engagement and written communication.
Dr. Bryan McCarthy shares some of the challenges he faces in teaching philosophy and how Packback helped to overcome some of those challenges.Read more “Getting Students to Read the Course Material”
As enrollment and class size increase, instructors face more challenges in keeping students engaged. According to a study from the University of Sussex, students in large lectures become passive recipients because the fast-paced environment doesn’t allow them to engage with course content. Whether classes are in-person or online, instructors must find ways to empower students to take ownership of their learning, such as incorporating discussion.Read more “The Value of Discussion”
It is no secret that class sizes in public and private institutions across the country are growing. And the rapidly changing classroom structure isn’t slowing down.Read more “Building Connections in Large Lectures”
College enrollment for the 2018 fall academic term in the United States is expected to hit more than 20 million students according to a report from Statista. The rapid enrollment is putting a burden directly on instructors for creating an active learning environment in overcrowded lectures.Read more “Creating An Active Learning Environment”
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.Read more “Implementing Technology in College Classrooms”
Packback is passionate about building a platform that inspires students to become curious about course material and encourages an academic debate between classmates. With Packback’s 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 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.
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