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Give One, Get One

In this blog series, we’ve tackled the challenges of peer learning. We’ve encouraged teachers to see each challenge as an opportunity to design for learning and offered strategies that can lead to more effective peer feedback and revision. Some challenges start with instructors. We can schedule too little practice, overwrite peer feedback with instructor feedback, […]

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Bad Feedback Happens, Part II

In peer learning, students improve by talking to each other about their work. Student success depends on good conversations – they should be timely, accurate, and helpful. Bad feedback—comments that shut down a writer’s ideas, choices, or motivation—limits success. Helpful feedback—comments that open up a writer’s ideas, choices, and motivation—increase success. It takes practice for […]

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Prepping for Winter / Spring 2017

It’s somehow December already, which means that not only is it time to start winding down current courses but also thinking ahead to our next ones. Here are some tips and resources that can help you get a jump start on January. Sharpen your skills at our free Peer Learning Workshop See Eli from the […]

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Instructor Profile: Nedra Reynolds, University of Rhode Island

Nedra Reynolds (Twitter, LinkedIn) directs writing across the curriculum at the University of Rhode Island and has taught a variety of writing classes, including first-year composition, argument, rhetorical theory for writing majors, teacher-training courses for English Education students, and graduate courses. Nedra has used Eli since Fall 2012, the very first term it was available […]

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Release Notes: Review Submissions and Upload Types

We’ve just released an update to Eli Review that we’re excited to get into the community’s hands. This update addresses a number of minor bugs and annoyances that you’ve brought to our attention (thank you) but also a couple of new features. New File Upload Types By popular demand, we’ve expanded the types of files that […]

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