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ERIC Number: ED317163
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Pages: 24
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Teaching Accounting with Computers.
Shaoul, Jean
This paper addresses the numerous ways that computers may be used to enhance the teaching of accounting and business topics. It focuses on the pedagogical use of spreadsheet software to improve the conceptual coverage of accounting principles and practice, increase student understanding by involvement in the solution process, and reduce the amount of time needed to cover tutorial exercises. It highlights the differences between software designed to solve problems and software designed to teach, and discusses some of the design issues, the exercises that can be set, and the inter-relations between the two. As well as using spreadsheets for demonstrating concepts, illustrations are given to show how they may be used for simulations and instructional games. Finally, the use of corporate databases in courses on information systems, finance, and management accounting is also described. The emphasis is on teaching and learning with computers as opposed to teaching and learning about computers, in order to integrate computing into the accounting curriculum. (8 references) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)