Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Rajan Mahadevan

Motivating Student Discussions with Packback

After having been dissatisfied with the discussion board on Canvas, Dr. Rajan Mahadevan shares how discussions on Packback motivated students to post higher-quality questions.

Packback is great because it gets to the very core of what an educational system should have, which is to get people to think deeply for themselves and to get other people to think deeply about topics that are of importance.”


Dr. Rajan Mahadevan

Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Tennessee Knoxville

Psychology: 21 students

Advanced Cognitive Psychology

Community Stats

Questions
154

Avg Curiosity Score
50

Responses
277

Avg Word Post
116


Want to see a live Packback community and learn how you can increase student engagement and critical thinking in your course?