Students Moving Beyond Multiple-choice to Critical Thinking

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Crystal Eaker shares how Packback provides a space for her nursing students to interact and explore their curiosity

In a program with so many tests and multiple-choice exams, Crystal Eaker brought Packback into her course as a way for students to explore their ideas about what they were learning. She’s since seen an improvement in the level of critical thinking from her students as well as an increase in engagement in discussion compared to when she used a traditional LMS discussion platform. 


INSTITUTION

Central Piedmont Community College

DEPARTMENT

Nursing

COURSE

Health System Concepts

SIZE

43 Students


“Packback has been such a wonderful addition to the course. It’s really allowed me to see the students’ scholarly thinking on a new level. In the nursing program, we have so many multiple-choice exams that this is an opportunity for them to really showcase their ability to write and think on new levels and in new ways. The students have really enjoyed interacting with each other. [Packback is] much more engaging than some of the traditional methods that we’ve used in the past, such as Blackboard discussion. So it’s been a really great addition to the course, and I definitely want to use it moving forward.”


Community Stats

QUESTIONS

243

AVG CURIOSITY SCORE

74.7

RESPONSES

443

AVG WORDS PER POST

188



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