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Effective Learning Strategies Session I

Monday August 2, 2010 ~ 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Presentation Guidelines

Board 1 "Northwind" Project—Query and Manipulate Data for Financial Reporting
R. K. Hurtt, Baylor University; Ann O'Brien, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Description: By practicing queries and manipulating financial data, including exporting to Excel, students actively learn the reporting capabilities provided by databases. The project is an introduction to the vast capabilities of generating information in the modern era; demystifying databases.

Board 2 A Better Way to Teach Effective Interest Method Related Problems in Accounting
Avinash Arya, William Paterson University

Description: Do your students struggle with present value related problems? Are they confused with discount and premium accounts? Learn a new method that is simple to use, eliminates discount/premium accounts, and provides real life examples that stimulate student interest.

Board 3 Active Learning Methods—An Analysis of Applications and Experiences in Brazilian Accounting Teaching
Adriana Maria Procópio de Araujo, Universidade de Sao Paulo - Faculdade de Economia, Adminstração e Contabilidade de Ribeirão Preto - Sao Paulo - Brazil; Vilma Geni Slomski, Fundação Alvares Penteado - Sao Paulo - Brazil; Mara Alves Soares, Universidade de Uberlândia - Minas Gerais - Brazil

Description: As an extremely technical area, accounting has shown indifference towards the use of active teaching methods. In Brazil, little research in this respect is found. Although few studies have been published in Brazil, the use of active learning methods has demonstrated efficiency and students' adherence, as it contributes to their learning process.

Board 4 Assessment Automation Software for Accounting, Teaching, and Recruiting Programs: e-Commerce of Lecture Capture DVDs & VOD Casting WWW Methodology
Avi Rushinek, University of Miami; Sara Rushinek, University of Miami

Description: Accounting programs assessment by national, international, or regional organizations & recruiting candidates lends itself to computer automation. Compliance with the EEOC and Sarbanes-Oxley, as well as CPA, CMA, CIA, CISA/M Computer Preps, target Internet Publishing Lecture Capture Video DVD/CD Recording, and web-casting or multi-media streaming.

Board 5 Detecting Fraud in Financial Statements
Natalie T. Churyk, Northern Illinois University; B. Douglas Clinton, Northern Illinois University; Chih-Chen Lee, Northern Illinois University

Description: Through prior research efforts, we have validated a technique to provide early fraud screening using grammatical tools. We propose a hands-on approach to having students learn how to determine the reliability of fraud detection using this technique.

Board 6 Development and Delivery of Online Accounting Course with Little or No Budget
Dileep Dhavale, Clark University

Description: Do you want to know how you can offer your accounting lectures online without spending a bundle or needing a degree in computer science? Then visit this presentation, and also see why the students are also enthusiastic participants.

Board 7 Easy Technology Tools to Use in Teaching Accounting
Wendy Tietz, Kent State University

Description: Learn about a variety of free, easy web tools for teaching. For example, learn how to broadcast a class over the Internet. Learn how to use Google Docs for classroom collaboration. A wide variety of web tools will be shared.

Board 8 ePortfolio: An Effective Developmental and Reflective Tool for Global Leadership
Magdy S. Roufaiel, Empire State College, SUNY; Nazik Roufaiel, Empire State College, SUNY

Description: ePortfolio is an effective educational and learning tool used to enhance the learning process of business students especially in the introductory accounting courses. The presentation focuses on promoting the awareness of the usefulness of utilizing ePortfolio to meet the attributes of core competencies recommended by the AICPA.

Board 9 Follow the Numbers: An Effective Approach to Enhancing Graduate Student Learning In Accounting
Royce De Angelo Burnett, Southern Illinois University Carbondale; Mark Friedman, University of Miami

Description: The mechanized pedagogy easily adapts classroom instruction to facilitate answers to the usual "how do I use this information in the real world" questions that usually prevail in graduate classes.

Board 10 Forensic Accounting Repurposed HD Surveillance Video Podcast Lecture Capture for Distance Ed & Blended Learning—Brand Name Audit SEO Social Networking for Expert Witness Testimony & CD Computer Litigation Support Presenters: Avi Rushinek, University of Miami; Sara Rushinek, University of Miami

Description: RSS feed XML forensic accounting repurposed PTZ AV HD surveillance video Podcast lecture capture for distance ed & blended learning—brand name audit SEO social networking FaceBook, MySpace for expert witness testimony & CD computer litigation. Support of lecture capture cell phone forensic audit of business continuity contingency planning, emergency.

Board 11 Go Green in Teaching Accounting Courses
Shifei Chung, Rowan University; Ramesh Narasimhan, Montclair State University

Description: Are you concerned with our environment? Do you have a need for cost saving? Even more importantly, would you like to increase student engagement? Going Green may just be the answer for you.

Board 12 Incorporating Environmental Sustainability into Traditional Management Control
Saurav K. Dutta, University at Albany, SUNY; Raef A. Lawson, Institute of Management Accountants; David Marcinko, Skidmore College

Description: "Save the environment through better management accounting!" Our presentation allows you to tap into a "hot button" issue among college and university students and more effectively teach management control systems and cost variance analysis.

Board 13 Introductory Accounting Boot Camp for Beginning Students: Online or Offline?
John Briginshaw, Pepperdine University

Description: Some students need a helping hand at the start of their first Accounting course. Learn from our experience of offering online and "offline" preparation for Bachelors and MBA students and compare notes.

Board 14 Large Group Teaching, Assessment and Multiple Choice Testing
Bala Balachandran, Cass Business School

Description: The essence of this presentation is multiple choice testing in first year accounting programs at Cass Business School in London. MCQ's are easy to administer and mark and give immediate feedback. This helps the student learn fast. The presentation would also look at the pitfalls.

Board 15 Prepare Your Students to Do the Job of the Managerial Accountant (It Is Much More than Concepts, Definitions, and Formulas)
Janice Cobb, Texas Christian University

Description: We do a great job teaching formulas and concepts and then run out of time to show the students how it is really used and all inter-relates. Learn about this integrated approach to managerial accounting that teaches the students how to use what they learn in a real company situation. Students actually do the job of the managerial accountant.

Board 16 Rubric for Communication and Critical Thinking in Accounting
Susan Wolcott, CA School of Business

Description: This session will introduce a rubric for teaching and assessing the following skills in accounting courses: (A) spelling, grammar, punctuation, and word usage; (B) sentences, paragraphs, and organization; (C) formatting; (D) tone; (E) audience; and (F) critical thinking.

Board 17 Success in Accounting: Insights from Achievement Goal Theory and Student Approaches to Learning
Jeffrey McMillan, Clemson University; Lydia L.F. Schleifer, Clemson University

Description: Insights into how students learn and perform in accounting classes are gleamed from the application of key aspects of achievement goal theory and student approaches to learning theory. Potential educational interventions based on our research findings are offered.

Board 18 Synchronous (Live) Class Sessions in Online Accounting Classes
Consolacion L. Fajardo, National University

Description: Want to have engaging and interactive live class sessions in cyberspace? Come and see how this is done. Teaching and learning in the confines of your own room, but feel like you are in an actual onsite classroom!

Board 19 Take the Humdrum Out of Accounting Classes and Receive Super High Evaluations Ad Infinitum
Jaysinha S. Shinde, Eastern Illinois University

Description: Have you ever talked to students, who dreaded taking accounting classes? Have you heard of students portraying accounting classes as "boring" and "excruciatingly painful"? Have your teaching evaluations languished below 4.0/5.0? If your answer is a resounding "YES," then this presentation may be for you!

Board 20 Teaching and Learning in Accounting Information Systems for Accounting Courses
Supattra Boonmak, Chulalongkorn University

Description: The major purposes of this study are using system diagram developed by instructor to: teach students and ask them to prepare system diagrams and develop accounting information systems; investigate how students learn in accounting and accounting information system major courses.

Board 22 Teaching Cost Accounting by Example
Timothy Creel, Strayer University

Description: The proposal examines the use of illustrations to teach cost and managerial accounting related to job-order costing. This method of teaching is useful since many students have no knowledge of a manufacturing environment.

Board 23 Teaching Evaluation and Instruments and Core Competencies: An International Perspective
Minga Negash, Metropolitan State College of Denver

Description: We examine the relationship between workplace competency standards and teaching effectiveness instruments in use at two institutions and find that the instruments do not measure the lecturer's cognitive skills; results face problems of construct validity, internal consistency, and confounding issues.

Board 24 The Group Learning—Teamwork Teaching Strategy: Learn it to Teach Students to Practice Selective Elements of the Personal and Broad Perspective Competencies Included in the AICPA's Vision Statement
Robert Holtfreter, Central Washington University

Description: Attend this poster session to learn how to use the Group Learning—Teamwork Teaching Strategy to teach students selected elements of the AICPA's Vision Project framework.

Board 25 Using Poems to Make Sense of Accounting
Athar Murtuza, Seton Hall University

Description: The presentation uses a Wallace Stevens poem "Anecdote of the Jar" to demonstrate the role performed by the GAAP. In the poem the placing of a man-made jar renders a wilderness to become charted; the GAAP do the same in an organization by measure its performance.

Board 26 Using Reworks and Resubmissions to Enhance Learning in Accounting Courses
Shifei Chung, Rowan University; Ramesh Narasimhan, Montclair State University

Description: Tired of students challenging your assessment methods and grading guides? Learn how to enhance students' learning opportunities and minimize frustrations by allowing students to rework and resubmit their assignments and exams by attending this session.

Board 27 Visualize Impact of Accounting Transactions through Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System Integration
Bih-Ru Lea, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Description: Through hands-on exercises, workshop participants will learn how to help students visualize financial and non-financial impact of business transactions covered in a typical introductory accounting course in an integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) environment.

Board 28 What Do the Olympics Have To Do With Accounting?
Katherine Campbell, University of North Dakota

Description: What do the Olympics have to do with accounting? Quite a bit! Many accounting concepts can be considered in interesting non-accounting contexts. This ELS presentation describes settings where you, and your students, might be surprised to find accounting concepts.

Board 29 Who Moved My Classroom? A Framework for Community-Linked Learning and Assessment in Accounting
Christopher D. Brandon, Indiana University Purdue University Columbus; Marsha Huber, Otterbein College; Larita J. Killian, Indiana University Purdue University Columbus

Description: Where does your classroom begin and end? Do you feel the classroom boundaries shifting? If so, it's for good reason. Learn how to intentionally redefine classroom boundaries and deploy external resources to improve student learning and assessment.

Board 63 Strategies and Tools to Enhance Teaching Effectiveness in a Rapidly Changing Teaching Environment
Sanjay Gupta, Valdosta State University

Description: The rapidly evolving teaching environment has created a need for faculty to adapt their teaching style. This paper discusses strategies and tools that can be employed by faculty who are looking for ways to enhance their teaching effectiveness.

Board 64 A Redemption Process for Students Caught Cheating on an Audit Exam
Michael Wilson, Uinversity of Indianapolis; Vivian Xiang, University of Indianapolis

Description: Many instructors have experiences with students that cheat. Recent research suggests that an increasing number of instructors are ignoring the issue by looking the other way. This paper describes a redemptive process for helping instructors confront cheating students.


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