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SFSU’s Insights about Peer Learning Pedagogy

At CCCC@SJSU “Making Spaces for Diverse Writing Practice,” four San Francisco State University instructors—Joan Wong, John Holland, Martha Rusk, and Evan Kaiser—and I led a workshop entitled, “Workshop 5: “We’re No Longer Wasting Our Class Time!”: A Hands-On Workshop for Better Online Peer Learning.” This workshop synthesized the conversations we had most Fridays during the […]

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Peer Review for 570 Students

Eli Broad College of Business Associate Professor Brian Jacobs shared a peer learning activity for large-scale classes using Eli Review at Michigan State University’s Teaching and Learning Spring Conference, May 9-11. In this blog post, we summarize his conference presentation. The Problem of Assigning Writing in Large Lectures Jacobs regularly teaches the introductory lecture course SCM […]

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Teaching Students to Write Better Revision Plans

Revision drives learning. Getting students to revise rather than merely edit requires teaching students how to use feedback. Using feedback boils down to decision-making: How does this feedback help me? What do I do to address it? A revision plan is a place for students to think through their options, and it’s a place for […]

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Tips from Eli Review Instructors

Eli Review is a peer learning app, helping students learn to give better feedback and use it to revise. Instructors using Eli rely on peer learning too. We help each other teach—rather than merely assign—feedback and revision. Reflecting on her experiences using Eli this year, Libby Miles at the University of Vermont observed: There is […]

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How to Get Around to Eli Review This Summer

As you put grades on that last stack of papers, did you wish students had revised more? That’s the problem Eli Review was designed to solve. More revision leads to better writing and better writers. Eli helps you stage better revision by scaffolding better peer feedback. Get around to exploring Eli this summer: join one […]

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