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The Rationale and Recipe for a Web-Based Accounting Subject

The Rationale and Recipe for a Web-Based Accounting Subject
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Author(s): Peter Demediuk (Victoria University, Australia)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 3
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch279
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378


This paper discusses the rationale, content, and teaching and learning activities for a new web-based subject at Victoria University. An expansion of course offerings into an array of countries in the Asia-Pacific region plus budgetary and demand pressures on staffing and physical resources have accelerated the need for cost-effective teaching and learning solutions. In response an Accounting Project subject has been developed by the School of Accounting and Finance that allows students at any location to undertake a valuable, interesting and robust course in financial analysis with minimal face-to-face interaction with a supervisor. The first trial of this Web-based delivery method for student-centred learning has resulted in report outputs by students that are topical, are based on very ‘fresh’ contemporaneous information, and are of a quality and currency that has led to their acceptance at international conferences.

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