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New Open Access Book by Borgman & McArdle Helps Online Writing Instructors Build Rich Feedback Cultures that Support Student Learning

Bill Hart-Davidson A new book from veteran online teachers and co-founders of the Online Writing Instruction  Community Jessie Borgman & Casey McArdle offers a clear blueprint for building online writing classrooms that work like the best face-to-face classrooms: as a peer-learning driven writing studio. The book is titled Personal, Accessible, Responsive, and Strategic: Resources & […]

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Release Notes Dec. 17, 2019

A 24/7/365 web service like Eli requires consistent updates to address our ever growing list of teacher and student users around the world. You might say that revision is as important to making Eli better as it is to making any piece of writing better. All of our revisions are inspired by great feedback from […]

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How to Clone Courses with Minimal Due Date Change

Measure twice, clone once. That’s the secret to Eli Review clones with due dates that make sense in the new term:  Measure the days between start date and first due date in the original course. Subtract the days from the first due date in the clone to set the start date. Clone. Check your Instructor […]

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Partnering at the Institutional Level with San Francisco State University

For the past five years, Eli Review has partnered with San Francisco State University to build a community of practice around peer learning in first-year writing, second year writing, and writing in the disciplines. Our partnership includes more than 30 recorded online office hours where instructors discuss one aspect of teaching feedback and revision each […]

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Helpful Comments: The Foundation of Formative Peer Review

This week, I’ll be speaking at the Public Philosophy Network conference where I’m going to talk about the concept of formative peer review. For an academic audience, the idea of review with the aim not to evaluate and qualify or reject work but to make the writing (and the writer!) better is…well…a little bit novel. […]

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