Digital formative learning assessment tool - Towards helping students to take ownership of their learning

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Over the last years, the number of students has constantly risen while the number of lecturers remained steady. To the consequence are large-scale classes with often hundreds of students. Large-scale classes have didactical challenges such as providing effective feedback for the students’ learning success. This is in particular problematic, since feedback belongs to the most influential factors for the student learn-ing success. In order to overcome the challenges of providing feedback in large-scale classes, we sug-gest using an IT-based solution we label digital formative learning assessment tool (DFLAT). In this research-in-progress paper, we will show the development of this tool by using the method of action design research (ADR). More precisely, we will concentrate on the first part from the requirements gathering to the alpha-version. In order to collect the requirements, we conducted expert interviews with lecturers and students and also derived requirements from scientific literature. Based on the re-quirements, we will define the key design elements of the first version of DFLAT. The next steps in our research are then the intervention and evaluation of our alpha-version in a large-scale lecture. With our completed research, we aim to contribute to literature by developing a theory of design and action for providing individualized feedback for students in large-scale classes.

Authors Rietsche, Roman; Söllner, Matthias & Seufert, Sabine
Research Team IWI6
Language English
Keywords Digital formative learning assessment, action design research, higher education, large-scale class, feedback
Subjects information management
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Institute/School IWI - Institute of Information Management
University of St.Gallen
IWP - Institute of Business Education and Educational Management
HSG Classification contribution to practical use / society
Date 2017
Event Title European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
Event Location Guimarães, Portugal
Event Dates 08.06.2017-10.06.2017
Depositing User Mahei Li
Date Deposited 06 May 2017 13:02
Last Modified 17 Jan 2018 15:27



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Rietsche, Roman; Söllner, Matthias & Seufert, Sabine: Digital formative learning assessment tool - Towards helping students to take ownership of their learning. 2017. - European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS). - Guimarães, Portugal.

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