The Packback Blog

Packback Explores How Academia is Adapting to Generative AI

Since OpenAI launched ChatGPT in November 2022, the generative AI chatbot has already become a household name. ChatGPT reached its first one million users in less than a week and by some estimates has already reached at least 100 million monthly active users. Parents, students, and educators alike have been impressed, and sometimes alarmed, at …

White Paper Reveals Findings From Study on Packback’s Efficacy Across 10 Institutions

The white paper, now available for download, highlights data from a study exploring the impact of the use of Packback on grade outcomes, student engagement, and discussion quality. 

Impact of Online Discussion Platform and Pedagogy on Student Outcomes

1.96X More Posts (Median) Students in the Packback treatment group had a 1.96X higher median post rate, despite both the treatment and control group having equivalent quantitative posting requirements. 1.83X More Active In Spring 2020 (during the COVID-19 pandemic), the Packback treatment group, there were 1.83X as many ‘Weekly Active Users’ than in the control …