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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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Peer Review and Its Effects on TurnItIn Similarity Scores: A Report and a Fable

An Observational Report and a Fable Once upon a time, three instructors were talking about their students’ Similarity Reports from TurnItIn.com. The instructors lamented the department’s requirement to have students submit their work to be checked by a moderately accurate algorithm against a behemoth, exploitative database, but their efforts to resist, though emboldened by Morris […]

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Getting to a Better Research Question Faster

Barbara D’Angelo, Clinical Associate Professor of Technical Communication at Arizona State University, has taught Research in Technical and Applied Communication (TWC505)  in ASU’s fully online master’s program for 3 years. The purpose of the course is two-fold: to introduce students to research methods and to prepare students to research and write a proposal for their […]

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Turn your students’ learning into a conference talk or a journal article

We can help you highlight how learning happens in your course or program. Your assignments, students’ drafts, feedback given, feedback received, and revision plans are a robust, authentic record of how students improved. You can turn the evidence from peer learning into better courses, but you can also present at  conferences and publish. We can […]

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Join a Research Project: How do humans and machines collaborate on teaching labor?

Syracuse University graduate student Jordan Canzonetta (Twitter) wants to know: How do humans and machines collaborate on teaching labor? College instructors who use Turnitin, WriteLab, or EliReview, share your answers by completing a quick survey in the next two weeks. All the details are below, including a chance to participate in a paid interview. Thanks […]

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