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PD Resources & Services for WPAs

Eli Review is a learning technology that makes it easier for instructors to coach students in giving better feedback and revising. Fundamentally, Eli is a pedagogy. We know that Eli’s efficiencies make it possible for feedback to be a routine and powerful part of every class.

Because research shows that feedback and revision are the best ways to move the needle on learning, we care about effective use. That means we care about teacher learning too.

A learning technology demands that you invest: your heart, your mind, your time, your energy, and your expertise@grabill

If you are teaching a theory or methods course on composition pedagogy or are offering professional development for new instructors in writing or across the disciplines, we encourage you to use our resources and services.

Free and Open-Source Resources

10-15 minute readings about theory and best practice with a few videos

5-10 minute readings that connect Eli’s features with teaching tips

Curricula that include sets of tasks modeling rapid feedback cycles and can be customized


  • Encourage instructors to participate in an asynchronous online workshops where they can improve their pitch for peer learning. Participants submit the description of peer learning they plan to give to students and get feedback from colleagues. This workshop provides a hands-on experience in Eli as students and models how instructors use the analytics to provide just-in-time coaching.
  • Request a workshop from one of the members of our team. Here are some ideas:
    • Homework plus 1 hour workshop: Hands-On Experience where participants share writing assignments and get feedback in Eli on assignment design
    • Homework plus 1 hour workshop: Using analytics to debrief peer learning
    • Homework plus 1 hour workshop: Research Questions and Methods using Eli’s analytics
    • Homework plus 2 hour workshop: Rethinking expectations for peer learning
    • 3 hour workshop: Designing Rapid Feedback Cycles around learning indicators
  • Ask for a consultation on research using Eli’s analytics.
    • Understand trends in the data you have gathered
    • Develop a research design for a program-wide assessment
    • Customize data downloads for an accreditation review

We care about effective use. A learning technology is only worth your time if you have success. We partner with departments and programs to provide a full range of professional development opportunities so that instructors can use Eli to help students get better feedback and do better revision. We also offer research and assessment consultation to help you make the best possible use of the data Eli makes available.

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