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World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 2717–2722
This paper describes the features of an electronic learning object that incorporates a number of game characteristics as its basic components. While it has been created using an Excel spreadsheet and VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) code it...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 2276–2281
This paper describes an ongoing project to investigate the learning outcomes of an enhanced mechanism for informing students about their learning progress. This will be achieved through the development of a self-guided learning environment that...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2011 (Jun 27, 2011) pp. 3537–3542
A key factor that determines difficulty in learning is the degree to which the components of a learning task interact. Such element interactivity is recognized as a key component of intrinsic cognitive load that effectively cannot be altered. The...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 3279–3287
Being able to provide learners with instruction that is tailored to meet individual needs is a luxury formerly reserved for those who could afford private tuition. Modern technology however allows provision of customised instruction to the masses. ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 5130–5134
Previous research has described the interactive spreadsheet assignment system used successfully for over a decade in the Discipline of Accounting at the University of Sydney. The success of this system and its resultant benefits for students from a ...
An Accounting Class That’s Fun? Improving Student Interaction and Motivation with Multi-media and an Electronic Scoreboard
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 2723–2728
This paper describes the use of multi-media to garner the benefits of both assessment and feedback by providing students with the opportunity to be a player in a game. Players earn points as specified in the rules (course outline) for achievement of ...
Interactive computer lab tutorials: the use of worked examples with formative and summative assessment
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 5135–5147
Cognitive load theory (CLT) is an instructional theory that uses our knowledge of human cognitive architecture to devise effective instructional procedures. The use of worked examples is one such process that CLT research has shown to be an...
Tedious Assignments Made Interesting and Enjoyable: Multiple Methods to Increase Engagement with a Mundane Accounting Task
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 2629–2633
The field of accounting is typical of many disciplines with regards to requisite basic skills and accounting educators are often keen advocates of repetitive and mind-numbingly boring assignments prescribed with the goal of embedding said necessary...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 2729–2732
Feedback is widely recognised as a critical factor for effective learning. Blayney describes a computer spreadsheet based system for providing students with immediate adaptive feedback. Blayney's system provides individualised feedback that varies...
Interactive spreadsheet assignments providing immediate individualised feedback in first year econometrics (mathematics of finance)
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 3522–3526
The objective of this project was to further develop the computer assignment system used in the developer’s discipline of accounting to allow for its use in a first year econometrics course with the study of the mathematics of finance. Three...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2005 (October 2005) pp. 1209–1214
This best practices session reports on one institution's practice of providing individualised interactive assignments to its introductory management accounting classes on a weekly basis. The individualised spreadsheet assignments are doubly relevant ...
A Study of Management Accounting Rule Learning with Immediate Feedback Computer Assignments: The Effect of Providing Detailed Explanatory Feedback
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 2270–2275
The personal computer provides a facility for delivering personalised instruction and interactive feedback to learners in all academic disciplines and walks of life. In addition it concurrently provides the capability for the gathering and storage...
Knowledge Gap? Accounting Practitioners Lacking Computer Programming Concepts as Essential Knowledge
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 151–159
Information and communication technology (ICT) is transforming whole industries and much of higher education. However the black box of computer programs that supports many technological innovations is as mysterious to most people today (including...
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 20, No. 2 (Jan 01, 2004) pp. 209–231
This paper reports on the effects of automating formative feedback at the student's discretion and automating summative assessment with individualised spreadsheet assignments. Quality learning outcomes are achieved when students adopt deep...
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 18, No. 4 pp. 199–210
Tailoring of instructional methods to learner levels of expertise may reduce extraneous cognitive load and improve learning. Contemporary technology-based learning environments have the potential to substantially enable learner-adapted instruction....
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 22, No. 4 (Jan 01, 2006)
This research presents the results of a study of alternative response methods for in class formative questioning. Students' anonymity from their peers and instructor was studied through a research design that maintained a constant interactive...
Interactions between the Isolated-Interactive Elements Effect and Levels of Learner Expertise: Experimental Evidence from an Accountancy Class
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 38, No. 3 (May 2010) pp. 277–287
This study investigated interactions between the isolated-interactive elements effect and levels of learner expertise with first year undergraduate university accounting students. The isolated-interactive elements effect occurs when learning is...
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 23, No. 2 (Jan 01, 2007)
This paper reports the use of Rogers' diffusion of innovation perspective to understand the factors affecting educational innovation decisions, specifically in regard to in class electronic response systems. Despite decreasing costs and four decades ...