Engaging Discussions with Student-Driven Prompts

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Dr. Dianne Allen shares how class discussions became an exciting learning experience with student-driven prompts

Dr. Dianne Allen wasn’t excited by discussions in traditional forums, and neither were her students. Dr. Allen decided to try Packback and has found the student-driven discussion platform to be much more enjoyable and educational for her and her students.

“I am learning from [students] as well because they are sometimes asking questions I never would have thought of,” says Dr. Allen.


INSTITUTION

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

DEPARTMENT

Nursing

COURSE

Advanced Physiology & Pathology for Advanced Practice Nurses

SIZE

27 Students


“One of the things that I like about [Packback] is that the students are asking the questions. In some of the other courses that I know, faculty use a discussion forum in our school platform, and they ask the questions. I think, for one, it gets kind of boring…but with the students asking the questions, it’s a lot more variety…I am learning from [students] as well because they are sometimes asking questions I never would have thought of. It’s a nice learning experience for all of us.”


Community Stats

QUESTIONS

150

AVG CURIOSITY SCORE

74.5

RESPONSES

264

AVG WORDS PER POST

198



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