Whether you are a K-12 teacher or a higher ed professor, you may sometimes feel overwhelmed by your workload. While some stress is normal, if it dominates your life then it can lead to burnout. Between grading, meetings, and actual teaching, burnout is common among educators – so we pulled together five tips to help …
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K-12 Dive Article Outlines How Tools Like Packback Can Build Classroom Community and Save Educator Time
In a new article for K-12 Dive, former Superintendent of Palm Beach County Schools, Robert Avossa, shares how educators can free up their time from administrative tasks to focus on students. The solution? Implementing the right EdTech tools that can save time in the classroom while promoting community.
Time is one of the most essential resources in higher education—so why isn’t technology doing more to help faculty take advantage of it? On March 29th, Devyn Maguire led a conversation with Dr. Adam Fein and Dr. Jeremy Van Hof around the role of technology in empowering instructors to reclaim their time. Watch the full recording and clips from the discussion …
Dr. Andy Shean of Penn Foster Cites Packback as One Way Institutions Can Reinvigorate Traditional Online Discussion
In a new article for Fierce Education, Chief Learning Officer at Penn Foster College, Dr. Andy Shean, shares how institutions can successfully implement online discussion to energize students and create engaging learning environments. The key? Moving away from “traditional” discussion forums in favor of methods that challenge students to think critically.
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 …
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:
On June 16th, 2021at 12 PM CST, Dr. E Ann McGee led an all-star panel conversation with VP Jana Kooi, Dr. Kimberly Coffman, and Dr. Kathy Cecil-Sanchez. Check out the highlights from the webinar to hear panelists share the findings from Packback’s year-long study, explore the emerging research on discussion pedagogy, and discuss the future of educational technology.
On April 27th, Dr. Kathleen West, assistant professor of psychology at Winthrop University, and Dr. Carlos Olivo, assistant teaching professor of chemistry at Colorado State University, joined Packback to compare their experiences using Packback and to share how instructors can use the AI-powered discussion platform to stay prepared in times of uncertainty.
While uncertainty around the upcoming Fall 2021 semester is abundant, Packback is one point of certainty when planning for classes because of how adaptable and reliable the platform’s results are in a range of mediums, disciplines, and course sizes.
Former Chancellor of Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Highlights Packback as One Way to Encourage Stimulating Remote Learning
In a recent article for The EvoLLLution, John Cavanaugh writes about best practices for stimulating student curiosity in the age of remote learning. The key? Implementing solutions that encourage students to challenge themselves through critical analysis. Cavanaugh points out Packback‘s “thoughtful, creative approach to online learning” as one effective approach for engaging students.