INSTITUTION Texas State University DEPARTMENT Management COURSE Strategic Mangement & Business SIZE 30-100 Students Dr. Corey Fox wants the students that complete his business strategy capstone course at Texas State University to have strong communication, critical thinking and application skills. “We want [students] to be able to do things, like communicate both written and orally, […]
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INSTITUTION Michigan State University DEPARTMENT Psychology COURSE Community Psychology SIZE 130-250 Students Students walk into Dr. Kaston Anderson-Carpenter’s psychology course at Michigan State University, take their seats and pull out their laptops, tablets and smartphones. His classroom quickly fills with rows of students interacting with their devices. However, what fills their screens is not the same […]
In this case study, Dr. Stephanie Tikkanen shares how she utilized Packback to bring online discussion into her large, 400-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 […]
INSTITUTION Binghamton University DEPARTMENT Geography COURSE World Regional Geography SIZE 44-192 Students Every Monday morning, Dr. Mark Reisinger enters his office at Binghamton University and prepares for his week. He answers student emails, uploads grades and preps for his next geography class. However, as a Collegiate Professor, getting ready for his weekly geography classes is only half […]
INSTITUTION UC Davis DEPARTMENT Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior COURSE Animal Behavior SIZE 170-400 Students After teaching at Harvard University for seven years, Dr. Stacey Combes was excited to pursue tenure at the University of California, Davis. But transferring to UC Davis meant trading intimate, discussion-driven classes for amphitheaters filled with hundreds of non-majors. Even with […]
INSTITUTION Grand Valley State University DEPARTMENT Occupational Science & Therapy COURSE Theoretical Foundations of Occupational Therapy SIZE 20 Students