Paolo Freire’s influential text, “Pedagogy of the Oppressed” still holds the same truth and applicability to our modern education system as it did at its time of writing. This article explores the new relevance and urgency Freire’s work has taken within the context of the Black Lives Matter movement, and begs the question, “How can […]
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Dr. David Munson of Texas A&M shares how he’s creating an interactive classroom with Packback.
Dr. David Munson of Texas A&M University explains how Packback solves a problem for in-class-based assignment structures because it gives students the power to interact with each other. He also explains how Packback helps students build rapport with their peers.
Dr. Paivi Hoikkala teaches upper-level online history courses at California Polytechnic State University, Pomona. Her primary goal, aside from getting her students to have a general sense of chronology, is to help them make connections between the past and the present.
Dr. Corey Fox of Texas State University wanted to find a way of improving communication and critical thinking skills in his management students. Dr. Fox decided to start using Packback in one of his courses and required students to ask and answer questions almost every week.
Dr. Bryan McCarthy shares what it’s like working with Packback and how the Packback team stands out from other EdTech companies.
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.
Since implementing Packback, Dr. Matt Goren from the University of Georgia has not only been satisfied by students’ posts online, he also noticed students becoming more vocal in the classroom.
Dr. Bryan McCarthy shares some of the challenges he faces in teaching philosophy and how Packback helped to overcome some of those challenges.
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