Eli Review is a learning technology that makes it easier for instructors to coach students in giving better feedback and revising. Fundamentally, Eli is a pedagogy. We know that Eli’s efficiencies make it possible for feedback to be a routine and powerful part of every class.
Because research shows that feedback and revision are the best ways to move the needle on learning, we care about effective use. That means we care about teacher learning too.
We care about effective use. A learning technology is only worth your time if you have success. We partner with departments and programs to provide a full range of professional development opportunities so that instructors can use Eli to help students get better feedback and do better revision. We also offer research and assessment consultation to help you make the best possible use of the data Eli makes available.
- Free Workshops where Instructors Get to be Students. In 20 minutes per day, participants submit a pitch for peer learning designed for their students, give feedback to colleagues, get feedback, and use feedback to plan revision. Melissa Meeks also provides feedback.
- Course Design. We’re happy to turn your writing assignments into peer feedback and revision cycles. Send us your course materials, and we’ll contact you about the details.
- Ask for a consultation on research using Eli’s analytics.
- Understand trends in the data you have gathered
- Develop a research design for a program-wide assessment
- Customize data downloads
Free and Open-Source Resources
10-15 minute readings about theory and best practice with a few videos
- Feedback and Revision: The Components of Powerful Writing Pedagogy
- Designing Effective Reviews: Helping Students Give Helpful Feedback
- Teaching Revision: Helping Students Rethink Their Writing
- Evidence-Based Teaching: Formative Feedback and Writing Instruction (NOTE: Only this one is specific to Eli’s features.)
- Best Practices with Eli Review in about 15 minutes
5-10 minute readings that connect Eli’s features with teaching tips
- Understanding Review Response Types–learn about the affordances of each type of question included on the review survey
- Managing Late Writers–learn strategies for addressing writers who aren’t ready for review
- Debriefing a Review Task–learn about what’s next after reviewers give feedback
- Strategies for Helpfulness Ratings–learn about ways to help writers ask for what they need from reviewers
- Endorsing Student Feedback–learn about ways to give a thumbs up to reviewers’ helpful comments, encouraging writers’ revision
- Coaching Review Tasks–learn about ways to talk with students regarding their effort and learning performance during review
- Strategies for Conferencing–learn about ways to talk with students about their writing from Eli’s archive
- Making the Process Count–learn about ways to grade student engagement in Eli
Curricula that include sets of tasks modeling rapid feedback cycles and can be customized
- Framing Feedback and Revision has two think-pair-share activities around our student resources on Feedback and Improvement and Rethinking and Revising.
- SAT Essay Curriculum is built for rhetorical analysis essays and uses portions of the SAT Essay rubric.
- Science Writing includes peer learning activities from invention through final drafts for a traditional Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion (IMRAD) research project.