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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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Help us Pick the Best Reciprocity Visualization

In peer learning, reciprocity matters. In Eli Review’s open-source student module on “Feedback and Improvement,” we encourage students to write comments according to a Golden Rule: “When you know what you want to get from feedback, you have a better idea of the kind of feedback you should give.” Giving the kind of feedback they’d […]

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Student Reflections: “The Broccoli Was Worth it”

We’ve written before about peer learning as being a bit like broccoli. It’s good for you more than good to you, especially the first bite. The best surprises we get are students’ end-of-term comments. We’re sharing some of these comments here (with their instructor’s permission) as a celebration of the change that peer learning can […]

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Describe – Evaluate – Suggest : A Helpful Feedback Pattern

Learning to give helpful feedback takes practice. An easy way to start is to follow the describe-evaluate-suggest pattern. In the video below, one of Eli’s co-inventors Bill Hart-Davidson (@billhd) explains how the pattern works: The pattern gives students a very clear framework for how to give feedback: Describe – say what you see as a […]

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App Updates: Helping Instructors Assess Time

Update 02/24/2016: We have reports that this update isn’t working as intended for some users. Because the problem is complex and our fix is not up to our own standards, we’ve decided to roll back that update for now. Our apologies for the frustration and inconvenience.   We’re excited to share our latest updates intended to […]

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