The Packback Blog

Dr. Rufus Glasper Highlights Packback in Fierce Education as “a tool to facilitate the next wave of evolution in the teaching profession”

In a new article for Fierce Education, Dr. Rufus Glasper, President and CEO of the League for Innovation, shares his take on why so many faculty are hesitant to adopt new technology — and counters those fears by saying that embracing the best of technology may actually solve for the most pressing challenges faced by …

Packback Professor, Lauren N. Henley, Shares Her Experience Creating A Student-Centered “Post-Pandemic” Future in The Chronicle of Higher Education

In a new article for The Chronicle of Higher Education, Lauren N. Henley shares her perspective as a professor who learned how to teach for the first time during a global pandemic. One essential part of her experience? Implementing Packback as a way to save time and engage with students on more meaningful level.

On-Demand Webinar: Understanding the Student Experience

Join undergraduate students Neely Edwards, Brenna Schubert, Jaida Sloan, and Austin Catania as they share how COVID has re-shaped what higher education and learning effectively means to each of them. Explore other Packback Webinars Schedule a time to see the Packback platform

On-Demand Webinar: How to Create an Engaging (and Manageable) Hybrid Course This Fall

On July 28th at 12PM CT, Dr. Scott Reynolds Nelson, Dr. Mark Reisinger, and Dr. Lauren N. Henley came together to discuss their experiences using Packback to facilitate dynamic learning experiences in their hybrid courses. Dr. Mark Reisinger: “You can’t even believe how awesome their posts are. It’s incredible, it really is.” Dr. Lauren N. …

University Business Highlights Packback as Key Investment for Institutions Looking to Differentiate Themselves

A new article by Dr. E. Ann McGee, President Emerita of Seminole State College of Florida, explores the reality of community college enrollment and institutional investing during COVID-19. Packback is named as one way for institutions to optimize funding in uncertain times.

Packback Named One of Fast Company’s 10 Most Innovative

Fast Company has released its annual list of the 10 most innovative companies across various industries. Packback is among the education companies included for finding “ways to thrive in a moment when, for better or worse, most learning is happening via screen.”

Former Chancellor of Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Highlights Packback as One Way to Encourage Stimulating Remote Learning

In a recent article for The EvoLLLution, John Cavanaugh writes about best practices for stimulating student curiosity in the age of remote learning. The key? Implementing solutions that encourage students to challenge themselves through critical analysis. Cavanaugh points out Packback‘s “thoughtful, creative approach to online learning” as one effective approach for engaging students.

#UndergraduateVoices: “Student Experience” Webinar Panelists Share Their Thoughts on Care in the Classroom in Recent Article

In a recent article for The Hechinger Report, panelists from Packback’s “Student Experience” webinar, Jaida Sloan and Austin Catania, share how their professors made a difference in their classes during a semester marked by a health crisis by emphasizing care. Sloan and Catania highlight Packback as one of the ways their professors showed “care through …

Packback Cited as One Way Institutions Are Making the Most of COVID-19 Relief Funding

In a recent article for the New England Journal of Higher Education, Richard Pattenaude, President Emeritus of Ashford University, addresses the recently passed Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. The article details the bill’s requirements and offers examples of how institutions are using funding in innovative ways.

Campus Technology highlighted Packback’s new “Instant Feedback” feature

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.”