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Impact of Online Discussion Platform and Pedagogy on Student Outcomes

1.96X More Posts (Median) Students in the Packback treatment group had a 1.96X higher median post rate, despite both the treatment and control group having equivalent quantitative posting requirements. 1.83X More Active In Spring 2020 (during the COVID-19 pandemic), the Packback treatment group, there were 1.83X as many ‘Weekly Active Users’ than in the control […]

Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) Signs Three-Year Contract with Packback as Result of National Research Study

A national study conducted on the use of artificial intelligence in the classroom has led to a three-year contract between HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, and Packback. Among findings from the study are improved student engagement and better discussion quality.

AI-Powered Discussion Forums Give Students “High-Quality Experience” They Now Expect From Remote Learning During COVID

As students move past the unexpected turmoil brought on the spring semester by COVID-19, “high-quality” remote learning is the new expectation. In her recent article for the League For Innovation, Doreen Fisher-Bammer, Associate Provost of Virtual Learning at HACC, uncovers how artificial intelligence plays a key role in improving the online classroom when implemented thoughtfully.