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Reading the Room in Online Peer Feedback

Teachers adjust their pace and goals based on reading the room. We ask questions like  who’s prepared? what’s clicking or not? what are students saying to each other? who’s engaged? who can help other students? who needs extra help? how’s everybody doing overall? Those cues depend on face-to-face, synchronous interaction in a shared physical space, […]

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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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Centering Eli’s Ethic, a Critical Mission

by Bill Hart-Davidson, Co-Founder As the 2019 Computers & Writing Conference approaches, I am contemplating the conference theme in light of our support – as a company – for this event. Mission Critical: Centering Ethical Challenges in Computers and Writing  is a theme meant to invite a stance toward our contributions as a field to […]

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Mind the Gap: Completion Rates

If writers do not submit drafts, they are not included in review groups. If reviewers don’t give feedback, they have also missed review. Missing review, either by being excluded or not finishing, is missing important writing practice. How do you pay attention to review completion? In Eli Review, the instructor’s dashboard shows the completion rate […]

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Mind the Gap: Uptake from Peer Review to Revision

Students revise using far less feedback than they receive. Pay attention to writer’s uptake so that you can encourage more and better uptake in the future. How do you pay attention to uptake? In Eli Review, you can use the responsiveness data story to notice uptake trends. In any review task, click on the Engagement […]

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