The Packback Blog

Dr. Nancy Boury, 2022 Carski Award Winner and Packback User, Highlighted for Innovative Teaching Methods in Times Higher Education

A new article recognizes the incredible work of Dr. Nancy Boury, assistant professor of plant pathology and microbiology at Iowa State University, and her unique approach to student engagement through interactive, game-based learning. Dr. Boury is the winner of the American Society for Microbiology’s 2022 Carski Award for Undergraduate Education, which recognizes significant contributions to …

Packback’s Instructor Sentiment Report Featured in Recent Article Exploring the Intersection of Technology and Community in Higher Education

In a new article for University Business, Dr. Marie Cini, Provost and Chief Academic Officer at University of the People, and Strategic Advisor at ED2WORK, shares her thoughts around COVID-19’s transformative effect on community building in higher education.

On-Demand Webinar: Creating Community Without the Classroom

On Wednesday, November 10th, Dr. Marie Cini, Acting CEO of ED2WORK, led a panel discussion featuring Dr. Shannon McCarty (Bay Path University), Dr. Allison Rief (University of Arizona Global Campus), and Michael Medlock, M.Ed. (Rio Salado College). Panelists came together to discuss how inquiry-based discussion can foster peer-to-peer interaction, help students formulate inquiries, and create …

OLC Accelerate 2021: Takeaways From a Tumultuous and Complex Year in Higher Education

OLC Accelerate 2021 presented the unique opportunity for leaders in higher education to come together and reflect on lessons learned during COVID, as well as share key takeaways from a challenging year unlike any other.

Lone Star College-University Park Partners With Packback to Inspire Curiosity Through Student-led Discussion

Lone Star College-University Park has launched a new initiative that will give faculty the ability to enrich courses through Packback’s AI-powered online discussion pedagogy. The new partnership will promote community through peer interaction, sharpen students’ critical thinking skills, and help to facilitate successful learning outcomes.

On-Demand Webinar: My Top 3 Fears When Adopting Packback

On September 14th, 2021, Kelsey Kramer, M.S, joined Packback to moderate a conversation around instructor perceptions of Packback prior to implementation. Dr. Stephanie Craig and Bryan McCarthy, DPhil also joined the conversation to share their thoughts around 3 common faculty fears when it comes to adopting a dramatically different approach to class discussion. Dr. Stephanie …

Truckee Meadows Community College Enriches Online Discussion Through AI

This new partnership between Truckee Meadows Community College and Packback will enable faculty to create deeply engaging online learning experiences; spark curiosity and facilitate inquiry-based learning.