The Packback Blog

On-Demand Webinar: My Top 3 Fears When Adopting Packback

On September 14th, 2021, Kelsey Kramer, M.S, joined Packback to moderate a conversation around instructor perceptions of Packback prior to implementation. Dr. Stephanie Craig and Bryan McCarthy, DPhil also joined the conversation to share their thoughts around 3 common faculty fears when it comes to adopting a dramatically different approach to class discussion. Dr. Stephanie …

Packback during COVID-19: A year of learning in a remote world

Over the past year, professors had to pivot quickly to a new normal, teaching and learning in a remote world, and Packback was there every step of the way. And while circumstances changed, the quality of engagement on Packback didn’t — check out how Packback continued to achieve unparalleled student outcomes throughout the pandemic:

On-Demand Webinar: Packback and COVID-19

On November 17th, Packback’s Chief Product Officer, Jessica Tenuta, and Senior Strategy Consultant, Meghedi Tamazian, came together to discuss the results of Packback’s study on the utilization of discussion during the COVID-19 period by over 400K students. Explore other Packback Webinars Schedule a time to see the Packback platform

On-Demand Webinar: Designing a Resilient, Digital-Ready Syllabus for an Uncertain Future

On May 19th, 2020, Packback’s Chief Product Officer, Jessica Tenuta led a discussion with Dr. Jose Vazquez, Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Dr. Adam Fein, Vice President for Digital Strategy and Innovation at University of North Texas, around key tips for designing resilient, “remote-ready” syllabi. Finding a tool for discussion …

Packback & Truckee Meadows Community College

Packback is proud to be an official educational technology partner of Truckee Meadows Community College. Inspire self-motivated, critical thinkers through inquiry-driven discussion with Packback’s AI-powered online discussion platform. 6 6 instructors have used Packback at Truckee Meadows Community College 8 8 departments at Truckee Meadows Community College are currently using Packback for discussion 424 424 …

Packback & Tulsa Community College

Packback is proud to be an official educational technology partner of Tulsa Community College. Inspire self-motivated, critical thinkers through inquiry-driven discussion with Packback’s AI-powered online discussion platform. 6 6 instructors have used Packback at Tulsa Community College. 5 5 departments at Tulsa Community College are currently using Packback for discussion. 110 110 students have used …

Packback & Lone Star College-University Park

Packback is proud to be an official educational technology partner of Lone Star College-University Park. Inspire self-motivated, critical thinkers through inquiry-driven discussion with Packback’s AI-powered online discussion platform. 16 16 instructors have used Packback at Lone Star College 8 8 departments at Lone Star college are currently using Packback for discussion. 1.4K 1,452 students have …

New England Board of Higher Education Cites Intrinsic Motivation in Students as a Key Element of Successful Online Instruction

A recent article by Dr. Richard Pattenaude, chancellor emeritus of the University of Maine System, and KarenAnn Caldwell, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Connecticut, recognizes that creating an online learning environment in which students find motivation internally is necessary for engagement. Among the list of ways professors can encourage students to push …

Campus Technology highlighted Packback’s new “Instant Feedback” feature

Packback recently released “Instant Feedback“, a major step forward in the responsiveness and range of the AI-based feedback provided to students while they write their discussion posts. Campus Technology recently covered the new feature in the story, “Online Discussion Platform Adds AI-Powered Feedback Tool.”