Faculty Spotlight: Nejla Routsong

The Value of Online Discussion in a Graduate Course

Nejla Routsong found that by giving her graduate students a place to safely ask questions and explore their ideas, they were more willing to be vocal in the classroom.

I would say [Packback] is kind of necessary in really fostering a level of engagement that is deeper than something that the student kind of thinks up off the top of their head.”


INSTITUTION

Indiana University Bloomington

DEPARTMENT

Management

COURSE

Venture Growth Management

SIZE

10-20 Students


“What I like about Packback is it’s a virtuous cycle. [Students] have time to organize their thoughts, then I, the professor, say ‘Oh I really like what you said. It was really smart how you said this.’ Now I’ve built up their self-esteem and then they can jump in.”


Community Stats

QUESTIONS

341

AVG CURIOSITY SCORE

80

RESPONSES

1,598

POSTS WITH A SOURCE

75%



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