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UCSB Introductory Biology Students Gain 5 Exam Points After 2 Write-to-Learn Peer Learning Activities

In Fall 2018, 281 students in an Introductory Biology course at the University of California Santa Barbara were assigned two writing-to-learn peer learning activities in Eli Review. Faculty members Mike Wilton, Eduardo Gonzalez, and Rolf Christofferson developed the prompts initially as part of the NSF-sponsored STEMWrite Institute. They then refined the prompts as part of […]

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A Prelude to Fall…

It is August and we are heading into our 10th Fall semester helping students and teachers! It has been a year of growth and change for the Eli Review team. Perhaps the biggest change is in that our colleague and longtime head of product Mike McLeod took a new position as Vice President and User […]

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Start with How and Why

Start your Eli Review course by explaining why peer feedback matters and how to give helpful feedback.  This video shows how to load from Eli’s task library a write-review-revise cycle that exposes students to multiple reasons for why peer learning helps them practice making effective revision decisions. Use it as a low-stakes activity for students […]

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University of Arizona Pilot Survey Shows High Marks for Eli Review’s Usefulness and Clarity

In Fall 2018, six instructors at the University of Arizona piloted Eli Review peer feedback and revision in the following courses:  Courses Number of Reviews Number of Revision Plans First-Year Writing(fully online) 5-7 5 Nutritional Science 4 4 Fashion 1 1 Social and Behavioral Science Skills (Adobe Creative Cloud) 6 5 At the conclusion of […]

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Online Professional Development Workshop, July 8-12

What is the workshop about? Eli Review is a peer learning app for feedback and revision. Each month, a free online professional development workshop encourages faculty to reframe peer review in their classes. What do participants do? Participants get to be students Monday-Thursday, July 8-11 and then get instructor access on Friday, July 12. They […]

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