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VIDEO: How do you know a student is on track to improve?

One of the things that makes Eli a little bit different than other products out there is that we—me, Jeff Grabill, and Mike Mcleod—designed Eli from the very beginning around learning indicators.  We are writing researchers and writing teachers ourselves, and part of what we were thinking about is how we could more quickly tell […]

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Valuing Enough Labor in Peer Learning

Peer learning works well when students are on-pace together and invested in helping each other succeed. The role of giving timely, helpful feedback in students’ own improvement isn’t obvious. Nor do they expect it to count for much of their final grade. Shifting Focus with a Grading Contract Returning Eli user and California State University, […]

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#1 Factor in Revision: The Calendar

Want students to revise more? Assign more revision. It’s both as simple and as challenging as that. What does more revision look like? Our team shows these timelines at every presentation because increasing the frequency of feedback and revision is completely within the purview of instructors: In my classes, my line is: “I can’t change […]

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New Features: WYSIWYG, Word Count, ‘Preview Mode’

The start of fall terms is rapidly approaching, which means we finally get to start unveiling some of what we’ve been working on over the summer. We’ll have more to show in the coming weeks, but today we have three exciting improvements to share. Introducing a New WYSIWYG The what-you-see-is-what-you-get editor that lets instructors and […]

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SFSU’s Insights about Peer Learning Pedagogy

At [email protected] “Making Spaces for Diverse Writing Practice,” four San Francisco State University instructors—Joan Wong, John Holland, Martha Rusk, and Evan Kaiser—and I led a workshop entitled, “Workshop 5: “We’re No Longer Wasting Our Class Time!”: A Hands-On Workshop for Better Online Peer Learning.” This workshop synthesized the conversations we had most Fridays during the […]

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