The use of online courses in higher education has become increasingly widespread in recent years. However, there has been ongoing debate regarding the achievement of certain learning objectives by students and the means of measurement applied by those facilitating various courses, particularly in the field of accounting. Recent opportunities at Louisiana State University in Shreveport have allowed for the study and comparison of student performance in an online course format compared with that of a traditional classroom setting for Introductory Financial Accounting course offerings for the fall semester 2010. The results provide preliminary evident as to the relative merits of the two approaches.
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.
Mike Simon, MBA, CPA, Louisiana State University in Shreveport