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.

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.

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.

White Paper Reveals Findings From Study on Packback’s Efficacy Across 10 Institutions

The white paper, now available for download, highlights data from a study exploring the impact of the use of Packback on grade outcomes, student engagement, and discussion quality. 

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.”

New Article From Inside Higher Ed Highlights the Importance of Investing in Innovation

In a newly released article, Mick Starcevich, Former President of Kirkwood Community College and Academic Innovation Board member, addresses the need for colleges to consider making the “right investments”– especially in times of fiscal crisis.