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Helpfulness Ratings You Can Trust

In Eli Review, writers can rate the feedback they received based on how helpful they found it. Helpfulness ratings allow writers to show reviewers the extent to which a comment will help them revise. Writers see reviewers’ comments (with a link to the contextual location in the draft where the reviewer left that comment). Like […]

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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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