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Transition from classroom to Blended Online Asynchronous Learning


Sithole, STM, Transition from classroom to Blended Online Asynchronous Learning, Accounting Educator's Conference 2018, 19 November 2018, RMIT University, pp. 1-14. (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Online units of study are now an integral part of accounting education programs. Educators are increasingly becoming responsible for developing and teaching asynchronous online units, which can be challenging. This paper describes the transition of a blended working in professions unit by enhancing the blended materials using cognitive load theory (CLT) at an Australian university. Blended learning significantly reduces face-to-face instruction by integrating online learning experiences. To assess the perceptions of leaners on enhanced blended learning materials, survey data was collected, and student perception ratings were compared in blended learning environments incorporating CLT concepts and without CLT. Results show that student rated blended learning environments incorporating cognitive load theory (CLT) highly, thus empirically validating the use of CLT in accounting education. The article concludes with suggestions of how accounting educators can incorporate CLT into online accounting instruction.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:accounting, accounting education, asynchronous, blended learning, online
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Accounting, auditing and accountability
Research Field:Financial accounting
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Sithole, STM (Dr Seedwell Sithole)
ID Code:129473
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2018-12-01
Last Modified:2019-06-19
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