The purpose of this paper is to present a recommended design for a hybrid course in accounting. The demand for distance education courses has seen a significant growth in the last few years. The Department of Education provides that during the 2000-2001 academic year, 56% of all two-year and four-year institutions offered distance education courses (U.S. Department of Education 2003). This emerging method of teaching has been popularly termed as “online education” by various constituents. For the purpose of this paper, an “online course” is where the teacher and student may never have face-to-face contact and the entire course is taught through a course management software, such as Blackboard Learning System (Blackboard) or WebCT.

This article is from the Accounting Instructors’ Report, an electronic journal that provides teaching tips and insights to those who teach accounting and other business courses.

Gaurav Kumar, Department of Accounting, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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