Packback recently released “Instant Feedback“, a major step forward in the responsiveness and range of the AI-based feedback provided to students while they write their discussion posts. Campus Technology recently covered the new feature in the story, “Online Discussion Platform Adds AI-Powered Feedback Tool.”
The article covers Packback’s new Instant Feedback feature and explains how the ability to provide scalable, consistent feedback to students is particularly relevant now in light of the sudden shift to online teaching methods due to COVID-19.
In the piece, Campus Technology includes a quote from Packback’s cofounder and Chief Product Officer, Jessica Tenuta, as well as insights from John Locke, the Coordinator of Technology-Enhances Learning and Distance Education at SUNY Plattsburgh.
“Meaningful discussion is a critical part of our work to ensure a high-quality online learning experience – and has become even more important as we shift to an online-ready model in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic,” commented John Locke, coordinator of technology-enhanced learning and distance education at SUNY Plattsburgh. “This resource will provide students with the kind of immediate feedback that technology can offer at scale — and enable faculty to dive deeper into substantive, engaging discussions that cultivate both curiosity and confidence.”An excerpt from the article