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On-Demand Webinar: Packback Master Class

Join Professors Paul Hillman and Jeffery A. Masters as they share their best practices for maximizing Packback’s engagement tools to create effective learning outcomes through student-led, AI-powered online discussion. Professor Jeffery A. Masters: “The way that I use this platform is to get the climate of the learning environment.” Explore other Packback Webinars Schedule a …

On-Demand Webinar: Understanding the Student Experience

Join undergraduate students Neely Edwards, Brenna Schubert, Jaida Sloan, and Austin Catania as they share how COVID has re-shaped what higher education and learning effectively means to each of them. Explore other Packback Webinars Schedule a time to see the Packback platform

On-Demand Webinar: Exploring Black Experiences in Higher Education

On February 24th at 12 PM CST, Dr. Akil Houston, Dr. Tyra Gross, Rakeeta Hampton, and Jasmine Marealle sat down with Packback to discuss their individual experiences as Black scholars and educators in higher education. Dr. Akil Houston: “I want to be intentional about recognizing the varying diversities that exist in my class.” Dr. Tyra …

On-Demand Webinar: How to Create an Engaging (and Manageable) Hybrid Course This Fall

On July 28th at 12PM CT, Dr. Scott Reynolds Nelson, Dr. Mark Reisinger, and Dr. Lauren N. Henley came together to discuss their experiences using Packback to facilitate dynamic learning experiences in their hybrid courses. Dr. Mark Reisinger: “You can’t even believe how awesome their posts are. It’s incredible, it really is.” Dr. Lauren N. …

Webinar Highlights: Comparing Learning Management System Discussion to Packback

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.

Webinar Highlights: Instructor Experiences Using Packback in Face-to-Face Versus Online Classes

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.

Planning for an Uncertain Fall Term? Packback Can Help

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.

Three Powerful Ways to Engage Your Classes This Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, Packback has partnered with our brilliant network of educators and students to create resources that can help spark dialogue and inspire meaningful classroom conversations. Check out our curated list of 3 essential resources to engage your classes this Black History Month.

Instructional Continuity Series: Creating Effective Online Lectures

Recording an engaging lecture requires different skills than presenting a lecture in person. In this webinar, Dr. Kathleen West from Winthrop University shares tips for recording effective lectures as well as suggestions for recording tools. 

Webinar: Techniques for Improving Online Discussion and Student Engagement

As an instructor, you’ve probably experienced disengaged online discussion boards. You want students sharing insights into class assignments and engaging in productive dialogues about how to apply class concepts to their lives. Instead, students ask closed-ended questions and respond to each others’ posts with one-word answers.