Title: The death of the first accounting course: investigating the case for blended teaching

Authors: Gregory Krivacek

Addresses: Robert Morris University, 6001 University Blvd, Coraopolis, PA 15108, USA

Abstract: The 21st century student requires more than the traditional face-to-face and online teaching methods currently utilised in the first accounting course in higher education. The implementation of the blended teaching method combining the best of the traditional face-to-face and online methods holds promise for the first accounting course in higher education. This teaching method builds a new approach, offering students the instructor/student and student/student interaction demanded from the face-to-face environment with the benefits of flexibility and technology from the online environment. This paper suggests that implementing the blended teaching method in the first accounting course may improve the efficiency and effectiveness for the school, instructor and the 21st century student.

Keywords: 21st century students; asynchronous teaching methods; blended teaching; blended learning; face-to-face teaching; first accounting course; flexibility; higher education; online cheating; online teaching; social benefits; synchronous teaching; e-learning; online learning; electronic learning; accounting education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIIE.2016.083376

International Journal of Innovation in Education, 2016 Vol.3 No.4, pp.240 - 255

Accepted: 29 Dec 2016
Published online: 24 Mar 2017 *

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