The Packback Blog

Fierce Education Covers Packback’s Partnership with the League

In a new article for Fierce Education, Peggy Bresnick outlines the new relationship between Packback and the League for Innovation in the Community College. She explains how the partnership came about and the impact it will have on member schools.

Dr. Adam Fein Explains How Packback Provides Essential Feedback to Students

Dr. Adam Fein, Vice President for Digital Strategy and Innovation at the University of North Texas, has spent the last several years researching the impact of A.I.-generated instant feedback on student motivation and success. In a new article for eCampus News, Dr. Fein delivers findings from this research and explains why meaningful feedback is especially critical …

Rethinking the Socratic Method for a New Generation

Dr. Jeremy Van Hof, director of Learning Technologies at Broad College of Business, says that sometimes what’s new isn’t necessarily what’s best. What actually makes the difference between a shiny new tool and a tool that you need in your classroom? One that builds on traditional methods rather than avoiding them altogether.

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.

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.

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.