Dr. Paivi Hoikkala teaches upper-level online history courses at California Polytechnic State University, Pomona. Her primary goal, aside from getting her students to have a general sense of chronology, is to help them make connections between the past and the present. “One of the main things I want students to get from the class is […]
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Dr. Paivi Hoikkala of California Polytechnic State University, Pomona shares how students’ online discussions in her history classes have evolved since implementing Pacback.
Dr. Bryan McCarthy shares some of the challenges he faces in teaching philosophy and how Packback helped to overcome some of those challenges.
Dr. Mark Reisinger explains how Packback adds value to his self-paced online course at Binghamton University.
Learn why Dr. Kathleen West feels more connected with the students in her online course at the University of North Carolina Charlotte since implementing Packback.
INSTITUTION UC Davis DEPARTMENT Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior COURSE Animal Behavior SIZE 170-400 Students After teaching at Harvard University for seven years, Dr. Stacey Combes was excited to pursue tenure at the University of California, Davis. But transferring to UC Davis meant trading intimate, discussion-driven classes for amphitheaters filled with hundreds of non-majors. Even with […]
Dr. Paivi Hoikkala of California Polytechnic State University, Pomona explains why giving students feedback on their online discussions is important, especially for an online class.
Dr. Paivi Hoikkala of California Polytechnic State University, Pomona shares how she decides which posts to Feature and Spark on Packback. She also explains how Featured and Sparked posts are valuable to students.
Dr. Paivi Hoikkala of California Polytechnic State University, Pomona explains that the main goal for her students is for them to make connections between current events and the material they’re learning in their history course.