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Tip: Where can I write on students’ drafts in Eli Review?

You can’t. You haven’t missed a button. It’s not there. Eli Review is a peer feedback environment. The app is not designed for teacher markup. In our 2016 blog post “Know When To Shut Up: Part I,” we wrote: Instructors are no doubt the most powerful provider of feedback. We can tell students things they […]

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Mind the Gap: Giving vs Receiving Feedback

When students give helpful feedback to peers and get it back on their own writing, they are happy. When students work hard at being helpful reviewers and don’t get helpful feedback in return, they are grumpy. The feedback culture of a class—happiness or grumpiness—has a lot to do with the perceived balance in the feedback […]

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#4C18 Full-Day Workshop on Peer Learning

The Eli Review Team will be leading a full-day workshop at the 2018 meeting of the College Conference on Composition and Communication (#4c18) in Kansas City, Missouri. Title: W.06 – Focusing on Students’ Labor: Becoming an Evidence-Based Coach of Effective Peer Learning in Writing (First-Year and Beyond) [see page 18 of official workshop descriptions] Date: Wednesday, […]

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1st Teaching Goal of 2018: Turn Rehearsal into Practice

The first peer review in a new term of the new year is a fresh start with a new community of learners. It’s exciting. And no doubt mostly unhelpful. Don’t worry. It’s not you. It’s not what you said or didn’t say. It’s not what you had students read or write to prepare. It’s not […]

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Revision Report: How Eli Review Got Better in 2017

Helpful feedback is essential to improvement, be it in writing or in software development. Our community of teachers and learners regularly sends us ideas on how Eli Review could better support their peer learning and we used a heck of a lot of that feedback this year. We had five major releases in 2017, along […]

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