The Packback Blog

About Moderation: Plagiarism and Mostly Quoted Material

We believe that material taken from online sources should supplement your learning experience and not overpower your unique ideas! The original content in your post should be enough to stand alone and not depend on quotes or citations to provide the body of it.

About Moderation: Closed-Ended Questions

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.

Building Connections Through Academic Discussion

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. “One of the main things I want students to get from the class is […]