The Packback Blog

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.

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. 

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 […]

From Disenchanted with Discussion to Inspired about Inquiry: My Experience Adopting Packback

In this article, Professor Sarah Garman explores her experience teaching online for over a decade and the disenchantment she experienced with traditional online discussion after years of hard effort on her part never quite yielding the results she wanted. With that skeptical attitude, she tried Packback and found her excitement towards discussion reinvigorated through Packback’s […]