What Is Eli Review?

Eli Review is an online course tool created by instructors for instructors to promote effective peer feedback and critical thinking.

Step 1 : Assign your learners a task

Create tasks in Eli Review to help guide learners through projects and focus their attention on specific learning goals.
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Step 2 : Guide and give feedback

Eli allows you to create reviews, checklists, and prompts in any combination to match learning goals. You can even coordinate write-review-revise cycles to encourage more timely feedback and revision.
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Step 3 : Debrief and process feedback

You can see peer feedback in real-time, helping learners make good decisions on how to revise.
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Step 4 : Plan revision

Revision plans prompt students to reflect on feedback, making their thoughts visible for themselves and for you.
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Step 5 : Analyze and iterate

See improvement in students’ drafts, in the feedback they give and receive, and in revision plans.
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Success Stories

Real comments from inspiring instructors and learners.

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We used peer review as a way to facilitate class discussion. We got to see where everyone else was, those who were doing better and worse.

Rebecca Zantjer (@rebeccazantjer), Michigan State University

Eli’s analytics gave me a chance to make real time changes to my pedagogy, and the class could see why I was making those changes.

Casey McArdle (@crmcardle), Michigan State University

Eli triples, quadruples the amount of feedback that any writer in the class can get.

Nedra Reynolds (@@nedrareynolds), University of Rhode Island

If my students are only getting feedback from me, they’re not getting enough.

Chris Sloan (@csloan), Judge Memorial High School

In learning how to give effective, useful feedback, students do substantive, fundamental learning about writing that will make them better writers.

Jessie L. Moore (@@jessielmoore), Elon University

Latest Posts

Showcase Across the Disciplines

Faculty in 6 Disciplines Share Their Most Effective Peer Reviews Instructors talking to instructors is one of our favorite forms of peer learning, so we invited you to talk with some of Eli’s most experienced faculty. In each 30 minute session, faculty  share their most effective peer review and then take questions. Biology First-Year Writing […]

Building Strong Personal Connections in Peer Learning

In Fall 2020, Libby Miles, Associate Professor of English at the University of Vermont, introduced Eli Review to students in a required activity and then let them choose whether to continue peer learning for the rest of the term. She reports: Interestingly, when given the choice, every single one of my first-year students opted to […]

Hack: #Hashtag Comments in Eli Review

At Eli Review, we love to hack the app so that instructors can guide students in giving and using better feedback. #Hashtags are used to identify topics. On social media platforms like Twitter, searching a #hashtag will show all the posts that include it. Mike Edwards from Washington State University first shared the idea of […]

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April 12, 2021 thru April 16, 2021

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How Do I Get Started?

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