Dr. Carol Higham has been using Packback for a few semesters and created a unique way to grade her discussions. Since the Curiosity Score on Packback doesn’t correlate to a standard grading scale, Dr. Higham takes the mean Curiosity Score in her class and establishes that as the “C” for the course. At the beginning […]
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Dr. Carol Higham from UNC Charlotte shares why she doesn’t worry about students spreading misinformation on Packback. In fact, because of Packback, Dr. Higham says she has more visibility into what concepts her students may not fully understand.
Dr. Matt Eick shares how easy it was for him to use Packback to help build his students’ critical thinking skills.
Dr. Christopher Edwards-Bruner shares why he thinks Packback is a great tool for helping students see how physics can be applied to their lives and the world around them.
Dr. Joshua Adams shares how Packback increased student engagement in an online forestry course that students had previously shown little excitement in taking.
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.
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.
INSTITUTION Texas State University DEPARTMENT Management COURSE Strategic Mangement & Business SIZE 30-100 Students 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, […]
Dr. Paivi Hoikkala of California Polytechnic State University, Pomona shares how students’ online discussions in her history classes have evolved since implementing Pacback.
Packback has researched many ways of helping big classes feel more personal. Thanks to feedback from instructor users about the desire for more flexibility in subdividing communities, Packback developed Section Small Groups which allows students to participate with the entire class or filter their experience on Packback to only include students from their own section.