Deborah Murray shares how student posts have improved throughout the semester on Packback because students are more easily exposed to quality posts from their peers than they are on an LMS discussion forum.
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In this webinar, Dr. Stephanie Tikkanen shares techniques on how she uses Packback to increase engagement in her 18, 100 and 400-student courses. She also discusses how the increased engagement led to more personal interactions in lecture halls, more visibility into students’ understanding of course material and helped spark student curiosity for the subject matter.
Dr. Corey Fox wants the students that complete his business strategy capstone course at Texas State University to have strong communication, critical thinking and application skills. “We want [students] to be able to do things like communicate both written and orally, develop analytical and critical thinking skills [and] be able to integrate some of the […]
Dr. Paivi Hoikkala of California Polytechnic State University, Pomona shares how students’ online discussions in her history classes have evolved since implementing Pacback.
In the 3 years since Packback Questions was released, Packback has researched many ways of helping big classes feel more personal. Thanks to feedback from professor users about the desire for more flexibility in subdividing communities and grouping students by section, Packback has released a new feature called “Section Small Groups” that allows students to […]
Case Study of how one professor at Michigan State University utilized technology in the classroom to increase student engagement, promote critical thinking and improve student exam grades.
In this case study, Dr. Stephanie Tikkanen shares how she utilized Packback to bring online discussion into her large, 400-student course. In the process, she found herself more connected to her students as well.
We are passionate about building a platform that inspires students to become curious about course material and encourages an academic debate between classmates. With Packback’s new Critical Debates feature, learners can now reply directly to Responses with a Counter Point or Supporting Point. This new feature makes it possible for the entire class to engage […]