Games are becoming more popular in business and accounting courses as educators look for ways to promote active learning. I discuss two activities, in the form of games, which I have successfully incorporated into my Accounting Information Systems (“AIS”) course. I have witnessed greater student participation and advanced preparation when I employ these methods. Achieving greater student engagement is an especially daunting task in the Accounting Information Systems course because it is often one of the accounting major’s least favorite classes. Vatanasakdakul and Aoun (2011) cite numerous reasons why.
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.
M. Elizabeth Haywood, Ph.D., CPA, CMA, Associate Professor of Accounting, Rider University