Learning Accounting Basic Concepts through Online Tutorials Stacie Fernandez Department of Educational Technology University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Honolulu, Hawai’i USA At a Glance The Idea The Project The Results The Future Background Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business International (AACSB) & American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) University of Hawai’i Maui College Accounting Students Tools Dreamweaver Survey Monkey ProProfs Quiz Maker Jing Project Online Tutorial Four Lessons Pre-Test Concepts Samples Activities Post-Test Lesson One Objectives Lesson Two Objectives Lesson Three Objectives Lesson Four Objectives Participants Group of 10 people Ages from 18 – 79 Accounting Students Non-Accounting Students ETEC Students Accounting Professors Participants Skills Need Basic computer skills, motor and cognitive adding and subtracting math skills reading skills and comprehension. Demographic Results When it comes to using a computer, which statement describes you best? Responses Number of Students I don't have much experience at all using a computer. 0 I know how to use a computer enough to word process and access the Internet and that's about it. 2 I know how to use many different software and Internet applications on a computer. 2 In addition to using software and Internet applications, I can do basic computer troubleshooting when needed. 1 I consider myself very knowledgeable at using and troubleshooting computers. 6 Demographic Results When it comes to using online tutorials, which statement describes you best? Response Number of Students I do not use online tutorials. 1 I have used online tutorials before. 8 I use online tutorials all the time. 1 Demographic Results How many courses have you taken were 50% or more of the class was conducted online? Response Number of Students None 1 One or Two 3 Three to Five 3 More than Five 3 Demographic Results When it comes to taking classes, which statement describes you best? Response Number of Students I prefer to be in a face-to-face class with the teacher. 4 I prefer to be in an online class with no face-to-face contact to teacher. 1 I prefer to have a class with both a face-to-face contact and online setting. 5 Results from Tests Results from Tests 14% Results from Tests 8% Results from Tests 16% Results from Tests 9% Feedback What was most useful about the tutorials? Examples and practice exercises to be very helpful along with the accounting vocabulary and the visual samples. Directions were clear and understandable. Liked the pre-test Feedback What suggestions do you have for improving the tutorials? Make lessons less wordy Put definitions in another color with larger fonts Activities were to allow input into activities part of website Provide a variety in the answers Conclusion Help students learn accounting basic concepts Improve from pre-tests to post-tests Learned a lot more about the concepts through reading the information and samples while doing the activities with answers for self-check Thank you My Family and Friends My OTEC Cohort Our OTEC Faculty Participants who participated in the pilot study To you for listening Any Questions?