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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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Accommodating Late Writers in Peer Feedback

Peer feedback works best when students are on-pace together. That’s not a reasonable expectation during covid19 disruptions. Ideally, students need to submit work in a timely way so that reviewers can give feedback and writers can build revision plans. It’s hard for students who missed assignments to catch up because other students have to go […]

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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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Helpfulness Ratings You Can Trust

In Eli Review, writers can rate the feedback they received from peers. Helpfulness ratings let reviewers and the instructor know if writers are getting that they need to revise.  Like Amazon’s rating system and other reputation systems, helpfulness ratings are most useful when participants share common expectations for high and low ratings. In our student […]

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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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