Title: Using an online homework management system in tax accounting: does it advance learning?

Authors: Ramon P. Rodriguez Jr.; L. Murphy Smith

Addresses: Department of Accounting, Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business, Murray State University, Murray, KY 42071-3314, USA ' Department of Accounting, Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business, Murray State University, Murray, KY 42071-3314, USA

Abstract: This paper presents effects of an online homework management system (OHMS) in a tax accounting course. An examination is made of student performance and perceptions with and without use of an OHMS in an undergraduate upper-level tax accounting course. Students indicated that they perceived their learning performance was enhanced due to use of the OHMS; however, this perception was not supported by the actual performance results. Empirical evidence indicates that an OHMS does not increase student learning performance. At the same time, an OHMS does provide an objective measurement of homework performance along with instant and convenient feedback to students.

Keywords: online homework; homework management systems; online pedagogy; learning productivity; tax accounting; accounting education; higher education; student performance; student perceptions; homework performance; feedback; e-learning; electronic learning; online learning; internet.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLT.2016.076062

International Journal of Learning Technology, 2016 Vol.11 No.1, pp.44 - 65

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 22 Apr 2016 *

Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article