Faculty are increasing their use of technology to deliver content inside and outside of the classroom. Millennial college students embrace technology and enjoy variety in their classroom experiences. As suggested by Jeff Nevid in his paper, Teaching the Millennials, “One way of adapting the classroom is to integrate technology as a learning tool, not as a replacement of effective teaching.”

Our department implemented Solid Footing accounting software in our introductory accounting course to further students’ understanding of the accounting cycle. To investigate the effectiveness of Solid Footing, we examined 12 years of data to assess the accounting software’s impact on learning outcomes – specifically exam scores. Findings suggest learning is enhanced for students using the Solid Footing software. Results of student surveys indicate strong student perception that the software was helpful in their understanding of concepts.

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

Authors:
Janean S. Kleist, Ph.D., CPA, College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University
Michelle Li-Kuehne, College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University

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