The Statewide Writing Research Project is a collaboration between the Writing in Digital Environments (WIDE) Research Center, Oakland County (MI) Intermediate School District, Oakland Writing Project, Chippewa River Writing Project, and a number of teachers and schools from around Michigan.
The project aims to answer the following questions:
We will work with approximately 30 instructors, and approximately 1,000 students to help students better provide feedback to their peers, with the aim of leading to writing improvement.
To facilitate feedback, as well as to collect data, the instructors involved in this project will use the Eli Review software in their classrooms. Eli is an instructional technology developed by writing teachers for writing teachers. It has been constructed to automatically collect the data necessary to calculate a helpfulness score for each peer review by accounting for specific reviewer actions—not merely what they write in review comments—and how both writers and instructors respond to these. To learn more about Eli, please visit the Eli Review website. Our project blog where teachers will be sharing their experiences can be found here http://sites.matrix.msu.edu/swrp/
This study will follow this trajectory:
To learn more about the Statewide Writing Research Project, please contact principal investigator Jeff Grabill, PhD, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or
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