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ERIC Number: ED317162
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Pages: 79
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Integrating Computers into the Accounting Curriculum Using an IBM PC Network. Final Report.
Shaoul, Jean
Noting the increased use of microcomputers in commerce and the accounting profession, the Department of Accounting and Finance at the University of Manchester recognized the importance of integrating microcomputers into the accounting curriculum and requested and received a grant to develop an integrated study environment in which students would become familiar with microcomputer applications in business. The project's goals were to: (1) determine the areas where microcomputers could be effectively used within the accounting curriculum and to develop particular teaching applications; (2) evaluate commercially available software and select representative business applications packages; (3) create the databases for an integrated study environment in collaboration with local industrial companies and professional accounting firms; and (4) disseminate the case studies and accounting problems developed to other universities. This report describes the processes of information gathering, software selection, and courseware development, as well as the integration of computers into six accounting courses. Possible future developments are highlighted, and new educational practices necessitated by the integration of the microcomputer are discussed. The rationale for and methods of dissemination are outlined, and the evaluation of network installation, project implementation, and courseware is discussed. Appendixes include a list of courseware developed, a list of conference papers and publications related to the project, and acknowledgement of support provided by the university and other sources. (19 references) (GL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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