Textbook publishers offer computerized homework packages for most introductory accounting textbooks. Using only the computer for graded homework has led to some instructors asking whether students gain the same level of understanding of introductory accounting using only the computer versus using the computer and working some accounting problems with pencil and paper. This study compares student performance for two treatment groups, students whose graded homework was all computerized assignments and students whose graded homework was a combination of computerized and hand-written assignments. Significant differences were found between the two groups.

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.

Contributors:
Carol B. Gaumnitz, St. Cloud State University
Bruce R. Gaumnitz, St. Cloud State University

 

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