Dr. Bryan McCarthy teaches introduction and upper-level philosophy courses to non-majors at the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg. He challenges his students to move beyond memorizing theories and philosophers and to engage with readings and discussions that challenge the way they think. “Philosophy is definitely a different kind of thinking,” explains Dr. McCarthy. “What we specifically talk […]
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Case study describing how Packback helped students understand the importance of class concepts, build connections and improve their writing on exams in Dr. West’s Psychology Class.
Case Study of how one professor at Michigan State University utilized technology in the classroom to increase student engagement, promote critical thinking and improve student exam grades.
Case study that describes how Dr. Stephanie Tikkanen utilized Packback to bring online discussion into her large, 300+ student course. In the process, she found herself more connected to her students as well.
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 […]
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.
Case Study showing how a Harvard Professor brought intimate discussion and student engagement to a large introductory course at the University of California, Davis through the use of Packback for online discussion.
Case Study about how graduate Professor Jennifer Summers at Grand Valley State University uses Packback to prepare students for their careers in Occupational Therapy.
Srikripa Chandrasekaran is a professor of science at Clemson University. No stranger to the perils of student engagement in and out of the classroom, she decided to utilize Packback Answers this semester in an attempt to keep her students more engaged and actively thinking about the course material taught in class. We had a chance […]
Dr. Alice Jackson teaches Art History at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, usually at the 101 level. Many of Professor Jackson’s students are not art majors, but she still wants to inspire an appreciation of art and art history in each of her students before they leave her class. She makes the subject accessible to non-art majors […]