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Archived posts from the category "Example Peer Feedback Tasks"

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Crowdsourcing the Muddiest Point in a Large Lecture Bio Class

What is endosymbiotic theory? How does the flipase enzyme affect molecules in the cell membrane? How do you distinguish between saturated and unsaturated chains? How will two amino acids interact in a folded protein? Where do cell membranes come from? Students in Biology 350 Cell Biology at San Francisco State University wholeheartedly agreed that these […]

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Eli Review Best Practices in 15 Minutes

At San Francisco State University, the Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CEETL) sponsors a Teaching and Learning Community focused on Eli Review.  The following videos were recorded in that setting and are offered here as resources for those making a sudden shift to remote teaching in Spring 2020. Typical First Week […]

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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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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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