MSU launches Eli Review pilot for use in writing development

Michigan State University obtained a license for faculty and instructors to use the Eli Review online peer review platform at no cost to them or students beginning with a fall 2013 semester pilot and running through the next two academic years.

Eli Review allows instructors to create peer-review opportunities that help students learn how to become better writers through a write, review, and revise process.

Eli Review was developed and commercialized in 2011 by MSU Writing Rhetoric and American Cultures faculty members Jeff Grabill, Bill Hart-Davidson, and Michael McLeod.

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Eli Review pilot

IT Services supports the Eli Review pilot technically and through faculty development, training, and consultative support in partnership with the Undergraduate University Division, the College of Arts and Letters, and the First-Year Writing Program.

IT Services will also work with the College of Arts and Letters to conduct an assessment of the pilot and its impacts on the educational outcomes of First-Year Writing students.

“Eli Review might provide a positive cost benefit ratio by allowing more assignments and feedback than would be practical without technology,” says Brendan Guenther, Director of Teaching and Learning for IT Services. “We will test that premise by assessing innovations using this instructional technology and gathering evidence of the impact on learning.”

Be a part of the pilot

Interested MSU faculty and instructors can request access to Eli Review by filling out this online form.

For questions, call the MSU Distance Learning Services Help Desk at (517) 355-2345 or (800) 500-1554.

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