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Mind the Gap: Time Between Reviews

Improvement depends on practice. In practice, frequency matters. Becoming a better reviewer takes practice. Because it happens between stages of students’ (graded) work as writers, giving helpful feedback gets short shrift as a learning goal. The two timelines emphasize that students submitting small bits of writing for targeted peer feedback are much more likely to […]

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Release Notes: Attack of the [Course] Clones

Eli has long had the ability to reuse individual tasks, both within and across courses, but instructors needing to reproduce the task structure of an entire course had to do so one task at a time. With the new Course Cloning feature, however, instructors can reproduce a course and its contents with a single click. […]

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Crowdsourced Bibliography for Preparing Students to Give Helpful Peer Feedback

Each month, instructors contribute their syllabus blurbs or talking points for explaining the value of peer learning to their students in Eli’s free online PD workshop. This list reflects titles instructors have shared in the workshop for course readings on how to give helpful feedback and other relevant sources. Readings Ballenger, Bruce. “Chapter 14 The […]

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Updates to Our Privacy Policy

To the Eli Review community: We know you’re probably overwhelmed by companies updating their privacy policies as new European Union laws go into effect (here’s a good primer, if you’re unaware of what’s happening). We’ve also updated our privacy policy, but we wanted to take this opportunity to reinforce two of our core values as […]

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“Computers and Practice” – video and slides from @billhd’s 2018 Computers & Writing talk

Eli Review co-inventor Bill Hart-Davidson gave a talk at the 2018 Computers & Writing Conference on Friday, May 25, 2018. Bill discussed how he thinks computers are an important tool for guiding practice, not just a medium for it. The full text of Bill’s talk is on Medium and his slides with notes are available on Google Drive. […]

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