Title: Evolution and effectiveness of e-learning in accounting education: the case of Hong Kong

Authors: Billy Tak-Ming Wong; Kam Cheong Li; Beryl Yuen-Yee Wong; Joseph Shiu-Wing Yau

Addresses: The Open University of Hong Kong, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon, Hong Kong ' The Open University of Hong Kong, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon, Hong Kong ' The Open University of Hong Kong, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon, Hong Kong ' Centennial College, 3 Wah Lam Path, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Abstract: This paper reviews the evolution of e-learning in accounting education in Hong Kong tertiary institutions. As a case study, it also reports an evaluation of the effectiveness of e-learning in an accounting program. E-learning has been broadly employed in the higher education in Hong Kong as an important blended learning mode of knowledge-sharing and for motivating the accounting students to develop lifelong learning skills. This paper examines the historical development and adoption of e-learning in accounting education during the past decades, showing how its evolution has been in line with the overall technological developments in education delivery as well as the accounting industry. On this basis, the e-learning practice of an accounting program was evaluated for its effectiveness. The findings showed that students were satisfied with the overall quality of the e-learning facilities provided on campus, but provision of technical support and user training was the area which may hinder the effective use of the facilities.

Keywords: accounting education; accountancy profession; e-learning; blended learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2019.097659

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2019 Vol.25 No.2, pp.185 - 196

Available online: 26 Dec 2018 *

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