Dr. Aaron Hoshide shares how he’s improving the quality of student discussion posts with Packback.
Discussion adds value to economic courses because it encourages students to explain how various theories and concepts work in today’s economy. Dr. Aaron Hoshide values discussion but wasn’t satisfied with the level of interaction between his students on traditional discussion boards. After implementing Packback into his graduate-level economics class, Dr. Hoshide noticed a significant increase in the quantity and quality of student discussion posts. Dr. Hoshide was particularly impressed with the responses students were providing to each others’ posts.
“The peer-to-peer interaction on the discussion board was [of] very high quality and a lot more engaged,” shares Dr. Hoshide.
University of Maine
Economics for MBA Students
“I recently had my first-semester with Packback…[and] a couple of big things that Packback was very beneficial for, one was the peer-to-peer interaction on the discussion board was very high quality and a lot more engaged…[And] the second thing that really surprised me was the degree to which students were really encouraged to seek out other materials to connect with the core concepts of the course. I was not expecting that they would do that to the extent that I saw.”
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