As enrollment and class size increase, instructors face more challenges in keeping students engaged. According to a study from the University of Sussex, students in large lectures become passive recipients because the fast-paced environment doesn’t allow them to engage with course content. Whether classes are in-person or online, instructors must find ways to empower students to […]
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It is no secret that class sizes in public and private institutions across the country are growing. And the rapidly changing classroom structure isn’t slowing down.
When Dr. Kaston Anderson-Carpenter steps in front of his psychology class at Michigan State University, he sees 175 students interacting with laptops, tablets and smartphones in a carefully constructed academic environment.
Managing time as an instructor is overwhelming. For many instructors, clocking a 60-hour week is the norm, and discovering where to cut back can be tricky, especially without proper time management tips.
Packback is passionate about building a platform that inspires students to become curious about course material and encourages an academic debate between classmates. With Packback’s Critical Debates feature, learners can now reply directly to Responses with a Counter Point or Supporting Point. This new feature makes it possible for the entire class to engage in […]
Class is back in session and Packback is excited to continue fueling lifelong curiosity on campuses across the country! We spent the summer growing our team, expanding our curiosity footprint and updating our platform. This semester, we’re focused on continuing to grow a team of passionate thinkers and fostering curiosity among leaders in Chicago.
Every day, team members at Packback are inspired by our mission to fuel the lifelong curiosity in every student. We believe curiosity and asking questions are the building blocks for students to become successful, both in college and after graduation.
The Packback team spent the summer improving Packback Questions to ensure professors and students are getting the most from their Packback experience. This fall, Packback will be introducing several new features along with a new pricing model. The platform updates will help professors fuel purpose and curiosity for the subject matter and help students feel […]
On August 7th, 2018, Packback will be ending support for Packback Books, our eTextbook rental service and textbook price comparison services, to focus all of our engineering efforts toward making Packback Questions the best and most curious discussion platform for students on the web.
Scaling relationships between the instructor and each student are hard when class sizes grow; so Packback sees it as a core part of our mission to help instructors scale their feedback and impact in their classes. To help instructors have more control over the feedback their students receive and to offer a way to provide […]