The Packback Blog

Unlocking Fearless Curiosity: Bridging the gap between the classroom and the authentic self

Karyl Garland, Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, shares her teaching philosophy: call upon students’ rich experiences to meet them where they are and create a balanced learning environment.

5 Tips For Avoiding Burnout

Whether you are a K-12 teacher or a higher ed professor, you may sometimes feel overwhelmed by your workload. While some stress is normal, if it dominates your life then it can lead to burnout.  Between grading, meetings, and actual teaching, burnout is common among educators – so we pulled together five tips to help …

Curious About Packback: A Closer Look at Curiosity Scores

Central to Packback’s discussion platform is the Curiosity Score – which is based on students’ communication, credibility, and curiosity, infused in their discussion posts. This feedback is provided in real-time to students, as a virtual coach that guides them to write higher quality posts.

A Chat About Packback Instruct with Co-founder Jessica Tenuta

Packback’s newest release Packback Instruct is a comprehensive add-on to the existing platform that gives instructors more power to support their students.

On-Demand Webinar: Creating Community Without the Classroom

On Wednesday, November 10th, Dr. Marie Cini, Acting CEO of ED2WORK, led a panel discussion featuring Dr. Shannon McCarty (Bay Path University), Dr. Allison Rief (University of Arizona Global Campus), and Michael Medlock, M.Ed. (Rio Salado College). Panelists came together to discuss how inquiry-based discussion can foster peer-to-peer interaction, help students formulate inquiries, and create …

On-Demand Webinar: Packback Master Class

Join Professors Paul Hillman and Jeffery A. Masters as they share their best practices for maximizing Packback’s engagement tools to create effective learning outcomes through student-led, AI-powered online discussion. Professor Jeffery A. Masters: “The way that I use this platform is to get the climate of the learning environment.” Explore other Packback Webinars Schedule a …

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: Exploring Black Experiences in Higher Education

On February 24th at 12 PM CST, Dr. Akil Houston, Dr. Tyra Gross, Rakeeta Hampton, and Jasmine Marealle sat down with Packback to discuss their individual experiences as Black scholars and educators in higher education. Dr. Akil Houston: “I want to be intentional about recognizing the varying diversities that exist in my class.” Stay in …