Karyl Garland, Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, shares her teaching philosophy: call upon students’ rich experiences to meet them where they are and create a balanced learning environment.
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Central to Packback’s discussion platform is the Curiosity Score – which is based on students’ communication, credibility, and curiosity, infused in their discussion posts. This feedback is provided in real-time to students, as a virtual coach that guides them to write higher quality posts.
Over 1,000,000 students nationwide have used Packback to ask their peers what they think about the world around them. When students post on Packback, they are expressing themselves through genuine, open-ended questions that show instructors what they are most curious about. We took a look back at some of the most common questions asked by …
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:
Packback has received numerous requests from institutions on how they can effectively transition their face-to-face courses online in both (a) keeping students engaged and (b) supporting faculty teaching online. To do our part in ensuring students stay connected and engaged, we have decided to provide zero cost Packback licenses through the end of the term (up to June 30 2020) for any courses moving online for COVID-19 prevention.
Packback is pleased to announce its partnership with the California State University (CSU) Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) initiative in an effort to improve student learning outcomes and reduce the overall cost of education for CSU students.
We believe that material taken from online sources should supplement your learning experience and not overpower your unique ideas! The original content in your post should be enough to stand alone and not depend on quotes or citations to provide the body of it.
Closed-ended questions aren’t just questions that can be answered with a “yes” or “no”! We consider a closed-ended question to be one that has a straight forward response — there is a correct answer to it, it can be found on Google or in a textbook, or it can be copied and pasted from another source.