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
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The Idea
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The Project
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The Results
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The Future
Background
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Association to Advance Collegiate School of
Business International (AACSB) & American
Institute of Certified Public Accountants
(AICPA)
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University of Hawai’i Maui College
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Accounting Students
Tools
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Dreamweaver
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Survey Monkey
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ProProfs Quiz Maker
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Jing
Project
Online Tutorial
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Four Lessons
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Pre-Test
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Concepts
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Samples
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Activities
Post-Test
Lesson One Objectives
Lesson Two Objectives
Lesson Three Objectives
Lesson Four Objectives
Participants
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Group of 10 people
Ages from 18 – 79
Accounting Students
Non-Accounting Students
ETEC Students
Accounting Professors
Participants
Skills Need
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Basic
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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
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What was most useful about the tutorials?
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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
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What suggestions do you have for improving
the tutorials?
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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
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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
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My Family and Friends
My OTEC Cohort
Our OTEC Faculty
Participants who participated in the pilot
study
To you for listening
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Learning Accoun rough Online Tutorials