American Accounting Association


Effective Learning Strategies I
Monday August 8, 2011 — 9:45 am-11:00 am

Presentation Guidelines

Board: 1 A Case Study of the Citizen-Centric Report
Doreen T. Crisostomo, University of Guam;

Description: How can we assist students in learning government accounting? Provide them real-life experience projects! The purpose of this presentation is to share ideas/resources when teaching government accounting in the classroom.

Board: 2 Assessment of Learning Outcomes in Hybrid and Online Principles Courses Presenters: Victoria Badura, Chadron State College; Jerry Haugland, Chadron State College; James Koehn, Chadron State College;

Description: Are you considering an online or hybrid program but do not know how to assess learning outcomes? Are you concerned about student learning based upon format? Learn how one college implemented a plan to assess Hybrid & Online format course. The details of the plan, assessment & results will be presented for online & hybrid format courses.

Board: 3 Creative Methods to Facilitate Learning of Complex, Inter-related Tax Rules
Cheelan Bo-Linn, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Anu Varadharajan, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign;

Description: Puzzled by students' failure to see the big picture when applying tax rules? Join us in a conversation to discuss the use of cases, decision trees, simulations, etc. to facilitate deeper understanding and application of tax rules. Handouts provided.

Board: 4 Do We Teach What We Say We Teach?
Gregory Clifton, Metropolitan State College of Denver; John Hathorn, Metropolitan State College of Denver;

Description: This presentation establishes a mechanism to ensure that what we teach in the classroom complies with what has been approved in the regular course, or master, syllabus.

Board: 5 Dr. PC: A Multi-Media Management Control Exercise
Norman T. Sheehan, University of Saskatchewan; Ganesh Vaidyanathan, University of Saskatchewan;

Description: The exercise helps students cross the threshold in terms of understanding why MCS are needed and how they help businesses succeed. Only when students understand this, can they move forward in the discipline. The video is integral as it brings a visceral element to what typically is a rational exercise of prescribing controls for businesses.

Board: 6 Effective Teaching Strategies for Large Classes
Raymond J. Elson, Valdosta State University; Sanjay Gupta, Valdosta State University;

Description: Budget and facility constraints have made it necessary for smaller institutions to start offering some lower level courses in large classes. Attendees will likely get some useful pointers on effective teaching strategies for large classes.

Board: 7 Effective Use of Google Apps for Education to Teach Graduate (and Upper Level) Accounting Courses
Lindsay Hackett, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Venkataraman Iyer, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro;

Description: Do you want your graduate course to be interactive, easily manageable, rewarding, amenable to intensive group work, and provide a great learning experience for students? We will show how to use Google Apps for Education to achieve these.

Board: 8 Ethics Education, State Boards of Accountancy, and How Ethics Can Be Taught
Rick L. Crosser, Metropolitan State College of Denver; Doug Laufer, Metropolitan State College of Denver; Erik Roth, Metropolitan State College of Denver;

Description: Numerous examples of ethical behavior breakdown occurred during the past. State boards of accountancy have not reacted to help correct ethical problems via required coursework. Accounting schools are complicit. Evidence of the above, plus how ethics can be taught will be demonstrated.

Board: 9 Free Stuff for Basic Excel Coverage
Brian R. Kovar, Kansas State University; Stacy Kovar, Kansas State University;

Description: Do you need to integrate quick spreadsheet assignments in your accounting course, but find getting students up to speed on the mechanics challenging? This presentation provides some quick assignments, along with free resources to help students to learn the details.

Board: 10 Group Examinations as an Engaged Learning Supplement to Individual Examinations
Carol A. Hartley, Providence College;

Description: Some students do “brain dumps” after examinations instead of re-studying material to figure out what they did not understand. This poster will present a group examination supplement to individual examinations to motivate students to reengage in the material.

Board: 11 Group Exercise: Introductory Chapter of Cost /Managerial
Jane Stoneback, Central Connecticut State University;

Description: Group exercise for the introductory chapter of Cost /Managerial that is an ice breaker stimulating student discussion about business decisions, motivating the course topics.

Board: 12 Inexpensive and Easy Techniques to Increase the Number of Accounting Majors at Your School
Genevieve Scalan, Texas State University; Carole Shook, University of Arkansas;

Description: Do you want to increase the number of Accounting majors at little to no cost? See how to create a brochure, video, Ambassadors program, and use social networking, etc. to create a recruitment program for undergraduate students.

Board: 13 Jensen Pharma: A Governance Role Play
J. Kay Keels, Coastal Carolina University; Norman T. Sheehan, University of Saskatchewan;

Description: While the demand for including governance in the accounting curriculum is increasing, there are few teaching materials that bring the topic to life to engage students. This role play is a highly effective way to get students to apply governance concepts and experience first-hand the pressures board members feel to balance conflicting concerns.

Board: 14 Mobile Cell Phone Repurposed Surveillance Audit HD Video for Effective Learning Strategies of YouTube's Innovative Social Media Networks for Wirelessly Auto-Sharing, Tagging, Embedding, Syndicating, Captioning, Subtitling, & Machine-Transcribing by Google
Avi Rushinek, University of Miami; Sara Rushinek, University of Miami;

Description: Users disseminate successful practices of the first course sequence in accounting that piqued their interest by FaceBook®, Twitter®, Reader®, Orkut®, MySpace® about accounting and pursuit of the CPA profession as a career. The session stresses those changes in content segment or a subset of skills rather that a programmatic or curricular changes.

Board: 15 Modeling Uncertainty in C-V-P Assignments: Going Beyond the Basics!
Terry Campbell, Kelley Business School - Indiana University - Bloomington; Paul M. Goldwater, University of Central Florida; David E. Stout, Youngstown State University;

Description: We combine a validated C-V-P instructional resource (Pack-and-Go) with Monte Carlo simulation to demonstrate the ease/necessity of incorporating uncertainty into C-V-P. We demonstrate its application in the 2010 Educational Innovation Award Winner Practice4Performance software program.

Board: 16 Optimizing Course Management System Resources in the Introductory Accounting Course Presenter: Michelle Li-Kuehne, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University;

Description: Learn how to improve the pedagogical efficacy of resources posted to Course Management Systems (CMS), such as Moodle. A study evaluating student preferences and comparing the use of CMS resources with student performance is presented. Examples of Camtasia videos, other student preferred resources, and methods to track resource use will be provided.

Board: 17 Playing a Game, Discovering IGAAP Differences and Exploring the Codification - Three Engaged Learning Activities in the Intermediate Sequence
Sandra Roberson, Furman University;

Description: Engage and challenge your students using the conceptual framework feud, an excellent icebreaker; a GAAP vs. IGAAP activity that highlights significant disclosure and presentation differences; and a series of Codification assignments with a focus on self-learning.

Board: 18 Proven Strategies for Increasing Student Involvement in Online and Blended Delivery Classes: Graded Online Discussion Boards as the Proxy for Traditional Class Meetings
Charles Leflar, University of Arkansas, Walton College; Connie McKnight, University of Central Arkansas;

Description: Online classes often struggle with low student interest and high attrition. How can this problem be mitigated? A carefully designed and well implemented graded online discussion board system may go far in eliminating these problems and increasing student learning in online classes.

Board: 19 Search Engine Optimization (SEO) & Domination Audit for Effective Learning Strategies of World Wide Web's Internet Sites: Innovative Methods for Teaching, Capturing, Storing, Distributing Lectures via Automated Uploading to Ad Hoc Network Hot Spots
Avi Rushinek, University of Miami; Sara Rushinek, University of Miami;

Description: Ad Hoc hot spot Lecture Captures (LC) to anywhere. Streamline LC workflow. Methods to automatically free up space once your lectures have been safely delivered. Upload on-the-go by personal Wi-Fi Hotspots. Automatically upload, geotag, back-up wirelessly share your lectures. Lectures are indexed and can be searched via the web.

Board: 20 Teaching Federal Income Tax with US Presidential Income Tax Returns
John D. Rossi, Moravian College;

Description: With presidential elections we are told allot about the candidates without telling us much at all. In the case of the Presidential Election, tax returns are one of the few sources of information that a politician cannot spin. If you understand tax laws and personal finance, a tax return offers interesting insights into a President.

Board: 21 Teaching Internal Control through Active Learning
Tammy Duxbury, Bryant University; MaryElla Gainor, Bryant University;

Description: Turn OFF the snooze button when teaching the topic of internal control!! This in-class project gets students excited about and engaged in the topic through active learning, teamwork, competition, and critical thinking. Attend this session to find out more…

Board: 22 The Mapping of an Accounting Department's Program to Various Professional Licensures' Body of Knowledge Requirements
Nishat Abbasi, Metropolitan State College of Denver; John Hathorn, Metropolitan State College of Denver;

Description: Help your students take the right accounting courses to capitalize on the knowledge specifications of various professional examinations.

Board: 23 The Perks and Pitfalls of Standardizing Your Introductory Accounting Course
Tammy J. Duxbury, CPA, MST, Bryant University; MaryElla Gainor, MBA, Bryant University;

Description: Introductory accounting course standardization requires planning and commitment. Without clear objectives, the process can be time consuming and drain resources without effective results. In this session, learn more about areas prone to error and techniques for success.

Board: 24 Using an Active-Learning Case in an Intermediate Accounting I Course Including Ethics with Value-Added Assessment
Judith A. Sage, Texas A&M International University; Lloyd G. Sage, Texas A&M International University;

Description: An active-learning financial statement analysis case incorporating over one-half of the competencies/elements of the AICPA Framework (1999) is examined. Pre and post tests are used to measure the case's effectiveness. There is a significant difference at p = .01.

Board: 25 Using an Online Business Simulation to Teach Management Accounting In a Global Team Environment
Stephen Salter, University of Texas at El Paso;

Description: This presentation is about making management accounting tools real to students in a global environment. Students learn to use calculation tools, strategic management concepts, negotialn and pricing while making global friends.

Board: 26 Using Cognitive Principles to Increase Student Learning in Accounting
John Hathorn, Metropolitan State College of Denver; Lesley Hathorn, Metropolitan State College of Denver;

Description: How to use cognitive principles to increase student learning in different areas of accounting.

Board: 27 Using Deloitte's Dbriefs U Webcasts in an Undergraduate Tax Course
Stephen Gara, Drake University;

Description: Limited class time prevents instructors from exposing students to the fullness of taxation. Deloitte's Dbriefs U is a free resource to help leverage class time and topic coverage, as well as expose students to taxation in a professional practice setting.

Board: 28 Using Online Discussion Groups with Cost Accounting Articles
Letitia M. Pleis, Metropolitan State College of Denver;

Description: Want your cost accounting students more interested in relevant accounting literature? Students often interact with others through online discussions, peak their interest in accounting by setting up discussion boards. This presentation will show you how to create, guide, and grade and online discussion.

Board: 29 What to Do When Your Students Find Fraud
Karen Grossman Tabak, Maryville University - St. Louis;

Description: What happens when an assignment to examine a 990 turns into finding fraud? How can you turn this into a learning experience? Go through the decision model, including research, codes of conduct, evaluating alternative actions, and a class recommendations.

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