The Packback Blog

Packback’s Instructor Sentiment Report Featured in Recent Article Exploring the Intersection of Technology and Community in Higher Education

In a new article for University Business, Dr. Marie Cini, Provost and Chief Academic Officer at University of the People, and Strategic Advisor at ED2WORK, shares her thoughts around COVID-19’s transformative effect on community building in higher education.

New Article in Fierce Education Explores How Technologies Like Packback Encouraged Better Learning During the Pandemic

In a recent article for Fierce Education, Dr. Gangaram Singh, Executive Vice President and Provost of National University, and Dr. Tyra Gross, Assistant Professor at Xavier University of Louisiana, explore how their respective institutions reacted when challenged with finding EdTech’s “Goldilocks” scenario.

On-Demand Webinar: Creating Community Without the Classroom

On Wednesday, November 10th, Dr. Marie Cini, Acting CEO of ED2WORK, led a panel discussion featuring Dr. Shannon McCarty (Bay Path University), Dr. Allison Rief (University of Arizona Global Campus), and Michael Medlock, M.Ed. (Rio Salado College). Panelists came together to discuss how inquiry-based discussion can foster peer-to-peer interaction, help students formulate inquiries, and create …

EdScoop Highlights Packback as One Way Colleges are Digitizing Traditional Learning Experiences to Improve Access

A new article from EdScoop explores 8 ways that colleges are making the most of new technologies and teaching methods in the aftermath of 2020 and 2021, including the use of emerging technologies like Piazza, TimelyCare, and Packback.

EDUCAUSE 2021: The Emerging Potential of AI to Improve Learning Experiences

Packback is proud to have hosted a featured panel during EDUCAUSE 2021! Watch as Dr. Gangaram Singh, Provost of National University, Dr. Tyra Gross, Assistant Professor at Xavier University of Louisiana, and Dr. Craig Booth, Chief Technology Officer at Packback discuss the changing role of AI — and its potential to build a more engaging …

OLC Accelerate 2021: Takeaways From a Tumultuous and Complex Year in Higher Education

OLC Accelerate 2021 presented the unique opportunity for leaders in higher education to come together and reflect on lessons learned during COVID, as well as share key takeaways from a challenging year unlike any other.

Lone Star College-University Park Partners With Packback to Inspire Curiosity Through Student-led Discussion

Lone Star College-University Park has launched a new initiative that will give faculty the ability to enrich courses through Packback’s AI-powered online discussion pedagogy. The new partnership will promote community through peer interaction, sharpen students’ critical thinking skills, and help to facilitate successful learning outcomes.

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 …