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Editorial: Lines of Sight

This post by Jeff Grabill (@grabill), co-inventor of Eli Review, was originally published by the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology at Michigan State University, reprinted here with permission. It is the first in a three-part series on educational technology. I occupy an interesting position. The conflict of interest officials at my university describe it as “conflicted,” which […]

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Instructor Profile: Dawn Reed, Okemos High School

Dawn Reed (Twitter, LinkedIn) is an English teacher at Okemos High School in Okemos, Michigan. She is Co-Director of the Red Cedar Writing Project at Michigan State University, where she supports professional development work and coordinates research and training as part of the National Writing Project. She’s also co-authored two recent books on writing and technology: Research […]

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The Peer Learning PR Problem

No one cheers for broccoli or for the coach who calls for another lap. Peer learning is like that extra workload that you’re thankful for after it’s over. Like athletes, sometimes students will need a pep talk from the coach before a hard practice. Instructors can help students who have previously experienced poor results from […]

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Fall 2016 in the Rearview Mirror

This blog post continues a pattern of reporting we began at the end of academic year 2015-2016 when we took a deep dive and shallow swim through the task usage statistics in Eli Review. These course analytics are available to every instructor, and we send cross-course reports to all the institutions who subscribe as well […]

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The Secret Sauce of Producing Better Writers

Better writers revise more. Better writers revise best when deliberately practicing a key skill based on helpful peer feedback and expert instructor coaching. That’s it. That’s the secret sauce. It’s actually not a secret at all, except in execution. We started this blog series with the bold assertion that students aren’t revising enough. They don’t […]

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