Formative Assessment and Feedback Tool

Design and Evaluation of a Web-based Application to Foster Student Performance

  • Kevin Duss

Part of the BestMasters book series (BEST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 71-86

About this book


In this book, Kevin Duss tackles the well-known problem in the teaching structure of today’s universities that despite the immense potential of formative feedback towards students is not or only insufficiently applied. The author uses existing research and modern technologies to develop a web-based feedback application that enhances both objective and perceived student performance. This work makes a first step towards a design theory for formative feedback applications and gives guidance for their successful implementation.


  • Self-Assessment and Computer-based Assessment
  • Social Comparison Theory
  • Design of Computer-based Feedback
  • Action Design Research Method

Target Groups
  • Lecturers and students of education, information technology and psychology
  • Specialists in the field of education and lecturers of large-scale lectures in higher education

The Author

Kevin Duss completed his Bachelor of Science in Business IT at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and his Master of Arts in Business Innovation at the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland. His research focuses on information management and educational technology. He currently works as software engineer in the financial industry.


Formative Assessment Higher education Large-scale lectures Automated feedback Taxonomy Table Web-based Application Student Performance Action design research Social comparison Feedback Tool

Authors and affiliations

  • Kevin Duss
    • 1
  1. 1.BaselSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-29143-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-29144-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2625-3577
  • Series Online ISSN 2625-3615
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