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Partnering with Eli Review

Eli Review has been designed in partnership with teachers and students from day one in Michigan State’s Writing in Digital Environments Research Center. Back in 2006, we—Jeff Grabill, Bill Hart-Davidson, Mike McLeod—invented Eli to make possible a pedagogy of frequent feedback and revisions cycles. The specific need was to support evidence-based teaching practices and facilitate […]

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Giver’s Gain in Peer Learning

Bill Hart-Davidson uses the catchphrase “giver’s gain” to describe the benefits of being a helpful reviewer. Giver’s gain comes from actively thinking alongside another writer: What you read, you too can imitate. What you detect, you too can correct. What you explain, you too can remember. What you suggest, you too can try. It can […]

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“Doneness” and Revision

Eli puts so much emphasis on feedback in order to drive revision because that’s where learning happens. Getting students to revise is hard work, even if they’ve gotten excellent comments from peers and the instructor’s debriefing. In their article in the Fall 2016 Composition Studies, Rob McAlear and Mark Pedretti reported two of the 10 […]

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Release Notes: completion report + revision plan update

We’re releasing a new feature today that lets instructors see all students’ participation across all tasks at a glance. Starting today, all courses (active and legacy courses) have a new class-level “Completion Report.” Instructors can find it in the course navigation menu, between Roster and Analytics. The report is a table that combines a roster […]

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12 Reasons Eli Review Should Be On Your Next Booklist

You’re an instructor who wants better for your students – better feedback, better revision, better writing. Here are 12 reasons why Eli Review is the tool to help you make that happen and why it belongs on your next booklist. #12: Writers learn from other writers. #11: Writers learn by revising. #10: Learning is visible […]

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