ERIC Number: EJ1069327
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Curriculum Innovation in Undergraduate Accounting Degree Programmes through "Virtual Internships"
Education & Training, v57 n6 p673-684 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss major criticisms of traditional undergraduate accounting programmes and to introduce virtual internships as a curriculum innovation that addresses these criticisms. Design/methodology/approach: The main aim of the paper is to inspire curriculum innovation in accounting programmes though the introduction and discussion of virtual internships as a contemporary teaching model. Findings: The paper provides a detailed outline of the virtual internship model, its advantages and disadvantages, and its development in practice. Originality/value: The paper is likely to be most relevant for academics in undergraduate accounting programmes because it provides a practical guide to the development of this curriculum innovation.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation, Accounting, Undergraduate Study, Internship Programs, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Undergraduate Students
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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