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Q&A with Nick Carbone: Teaching Writers and Teaching Writing

Nick Carbone (Twitter, LinkedIn) is a teacher of writing teachers, a role he’s had on-campus, in publishing at Bedford/St. Martin’s, and now as a freelance consultant. Sometimes upfront and oftentimes behind the scenes, his leadership has helped Eli Review grow from a little demonstration at Computers & Writing 2010 into a full-service learning technology company. […]

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Hack: Coaching Students for Anonymous Feedback

Eli Review’s anonymity feature creates a double-blind peer review: writers do not know reviewers’ names, and reviewers do not know writers’ names. When anonymity is engaged, student names are replaced with Classmate # (see screenshot below). The number varies with the student’s group membership, so they are unlikely to be represented by the same number […]

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New Feature: Tallied Responses

Eli Review exists to help instructors see learning while students give each other feedback and use it to revise. The analytics point out who is on-track and who is struggling. Individual student reports already provide those details. Today, we’re releasing an update that helps instructors see how all writers are doing at a glance. We’re […]

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Instructor Profile: Lynn Reid, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Lynn Reid (Facebook, LinkedIn, Faculty Bio) is the Coordinator of Basic Writing at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey, where she has taught for the last six years. She has previously taught composition at the community college level and taught writing for the sciences and humanities at CUNY. Lynn is one of the founding members of […]

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Around the Web: “Feedback: You Need To Lead It”

In “Feedback: You Need to Lead It,” Forbes contributor Rich Lyons offers advice to help supervisors build a culture of feedback in the office “where peers feel comfortable sharing, asking for and receiving analysis of their performance, even on a daily basis.” Though workplaces and classrooms differ greatly, several principles apply in both contexts: Negative […]

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