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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.
Dr. David Munson of Texas A&M shares how he’s creating an interactive classroom with Packback.
Dr. David Munson of Texas A&M University explains how Packback solves a problem for in-class-based assignment structures because it gives students the power to interact with each other. He also explains how Packback helps students build rapport with their peers.
Dr. Paivi Hoikkala teaches upper-level online history courses at California Polytechnic State University, Pomona. Her primary goal, aside from getting her students to have a general sense of chronology, is to help them make connections between the past and the present.
Dr. Corey Fox of Texas State University wanted to find a way of improving communication and critical thinking skills in his management students. Dr. Fox decided to start using Packback in one of his courses and required students to ask and answer questions almost every week.
Since implementing Packback, Dr. Matt Goren from the University of Georgia has not only been satisfied by students’ posts online, he also noticed students becoming more vocal in the classroom.
Dr. Bryan McCarthy shares some of the challenges he faces in teaching philosophy and how Packback helped to overcome some of those challenges.
Learn what happened to student grades when Michigan State University professor Dr. Kaston Anderson-Carpenter turned student posts on Packback into test questions.
Dr. Paivi Hoikkala of California Polytechnic State University, Pomona, explains how she uses Packback to encourage her history students to start interpreting and analyzing primary sources.