In the fall of 2012, I was hired as an adjunct professor at Virginia Commonwealth University to teach an introduction to literary analysis course at the undergraduate level. The purpose of this class is to teach students the skill of claim-based literary analysis.
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Dr. Pam Sulger, the Pima Online Department Chair for Psychology and Social Services at Pima College, was recently awarded the 2022 Award for Excellence in eLearning: Innovative eLearning Technology. This award recognized her outstanding use of Packback for her PSY101 course. By integrating Packback, Dr. Sulger has revolutionized her approach to student engagement and learning, …
In response to ChatGPT and other AI-generated writing programs, Packback has released a new feature called A.I. Writing Detection. This update will detect and flag AI-generated content in its student-led discussion platform, Packback Questions, and its essay writing and research coaching platform, Deep Dives.
In a new article from Campus Technology, Rhea Kelly discusses the early success of Packback Deep Dives. A survey of the very first students and instructors who used the tool revealed improvements to student writing and the instructor grading process.
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.
In a release on Cision PRWeb, Packback announced its partnership with the international non-profit organization the League for Innovation in the Community College. The organizations are joining forces to provide Packback’s instructional technology to the League’s member schools.
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 …
On April 26th, 2022, Packback’s Chief Product Officer, Jessica Tenuta, led a webinar all about Packback’s latest release, Packback Instruct! Dr. Phil Mixter (Associate Professor, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, Washington State University School of Molecular Biosciences) and Keith Hollowell (Adjunct Faculty, English Department, Virginia Commonwealth University) joined the conversation to share how they use …
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.
In the Wake of COVID-19, Tools Like Packback Help Instructors Reset Expectations and Empower Students
In a new article for Getting Smart, Dr. Bill Harrison, former superintendent of Cumberland County Schools and former chair of the North Carolina State Board of Education, explores the potential of AI to reshape classroom expectations so that students can thrive.