Dr. Carol Higham has been using Packback for a few semesters and created a unique way to grade her discussions. Since the Curiosity Score on Packback doesn’t correlate to a standard grading scale, Dr. Higham takes the mean Curiosity Score in her class and establishes that as the “C” for the course. At the beginning […]
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Dr. Carol Higham shares how Packback helped her get to know everyone in her 40-student class a lot faster than she would have without Packback.
Dr. Carol Higham from UNC Charlotte shares why she doesn’t worry about students spreading misinformation on Packback. In fact, because of Packback, Dr. Higham says she has more visibility into what concepts her students may not fully understand.
Thanks to Packback’s artificial intelligence and moderation, Dr. Carol Higham says student questions and responses on Packback are much more engaging and thought-provoking than the discussions she was seeing on Canvas Discussion Forums.
Dr. Stephanie Tikkanen from Ohio University shares how she uses Packback in her course of 18 to increase student engagement.
In this webinar, Dr. Stephanie Tikkanen shares techniques on how she uses Packback to increase engagement in her 18, 100 and 400-student courses. She also discusses how the increased engagement led to more personal interactions in lecture halls, more visibility into students’ understanding of course material and helped spark student curiosity for the subject matter.
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. Corey Fox of Texas State University shares how Packback helps his students achieve important skills such as communication, interaction and critical thinking.
Dr. Kathleen West from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte shares a few ways of using Packback in a biochemistry course.
Dr. Paivi Hoikkala of California Polytechnic State University, Pomona shares how students’ online discussions in her history classes have evolved since implementing Pacback.