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First year accounting studentsí perceptions of blended learning


Delaney, D and McManus, LA and Ng, C, First year accounting students' perceptions of blended learning, Business Education & Accreditation, 7, (2) pp. 9-23. ISSN 1944-5903 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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The purpose of this study is to use student-related variables to examine their impact on studentsí perception of the integration of face-to-face and blended learning experience and studentsí learning outcomes. This study uses survey questionnaires at the beginning and end of semester. The data analysis consists of (1) a paired sample t-test and (2) a partial least squares model to analyze the effect of student-related variables on student perceptions on the integration of blended learning at the beginning and end of semester and their learning outcomes, over the three year study period. Studentsí perceptions at the outset were found to be important in their view of the subject and the learning experience they will enjoy. The learning experience throughout the semester affects the studentsí perceptions on blended learning at the end of the semester and their perceived performance in both mid and final exams. No relationship was found between prior accounting knowledge and blended learning however a positive relationship was found between prior computer knowledge and blended learning. This study provides empirical evidence of the benefits of adopting blended learning in a first year accounting subject. These findings have implications for accounting educators who can use this knowledge to motivate students to engage in blended learning and improve their learning outcome irrespective of their prior knowledge.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:blended learning, first year accounting, experiential learning theory, student learning outcomes
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Technical, further and workplace education
Objective Division:Commercial Services and Tourism
Objective Group:Property, business support services and trade
Objective Field:Property, business support services and trade not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Delaney, D (Dr Deborah Delaney)
UTAS Author:McManus, LA (Professor Lisa McManus)
ID Code:131812
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2019-04-08
Last Modified:2020-04-01

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