The Packback Blog

OLC Accelerate 2021: Takeaways From a Tumultuous and Complex Year in Higher Education

OLC Accelerate 2021 presented the unique opportunity for leaders in higher education to come together and reflect on lessons learned during COVID, as well as share key takeaways from a challenging year unlike any other.

Lone Star College-University Park Partners With Packback to Inspire Curiosity Through Student-led Discussion

Lone Star College-University Park has launched a new initiative that will give faculty the ability to enrich courses through Packback’s AI-powered online discussion pedagogy. The new partnership will promote community through peer interaction, sharpen students’ critical thinking skills, and help to facilitate successful learning outcomes.

Truckee Meadows Community College Enriches Online Discussion Through AI

This new partnership between Truckee Meadows Community College and Packback will enable faculty to create deeply engaging online learning experiences; spark curiosity and facilitate inquiry-based learning.

What Science Fiction Can Teach us About Making Ethical AI a Reality

How can human beings remain relevant alongside Artificial Intelligence, when this technology appears to challenge the very nature of what it means to be human? Surprisingly, science fiction may hold a clue to this all-too-real question.

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 …

Miami Dade President Emeritus, Eduardo J. Padrón, highlights the role of Packback and critical inquiry in building civically engaged students.

In a new article published in the Times Higher Education, President Emeritus of Miami Dade College, Eduardo J. Padrón, discusses the role that critical inquiry and discussion plays in cultivating civically engaged students.

Webinar Highlights: Comparing Learning Management System Discussion to Packback

On June 16th, 2021at 12 PM CST, Dr. E Ann McGee led an all-star panel conversation with VP Jana Kooi, Dr. Kimberly Coffman, and Dr. Kathy Cecil-Sanchez. Check out the highlights from the webinar to hear panelists share the findings from Packback’s year-long study, explore the emerging research on discussion pedagogy, and discuss the future of educational technology.