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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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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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Mind the Gap: Time Between Writing and Review

Students need to be on-pace together for effective peer learning. A writer without a draft is unprepared for full participation in a review. Problem: Late for Writing Deadlines Most writers turn things in at the wire or slightly late. In a lecture course with 573 students, 73% of students turned their drafts in on the […]

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