Teaching Accounting via E-Learning

Overview of the software for instructors

This software covers all topics in a typical first course in financial accounting. The software is designed for student use outside the classroom. The classes themselves can be lectures, discussions, cases, practice problems, or review depending on the instructor’s preference. The software is not intended for projection on a screen in the classroom.

The "Contents" page provides a brief description of all chapters. Students like the interactivity, the simplicity, and the conceptual foundation of the software. The drag-and-drop format of the journal entry significantly enhances learning bookkeeping. Students also use the search engine and index, bookmarks, annotations, web links, and financial calculator. To facilitate off-screen browsing, all screens in the software can be printed in a format chosen by the student. The software can be used at several levels from introductory to comprehensive.

The software has rich interactivity (such as drag-and-drop journal entries) that is not yet supported by HTML and Java. The software therefore cannot be run off the Web. Click here for more information about the choice between web-only applications and applications that use the full potential of an operating system.

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As the primary text for the first course in financial accounting

This software covers all topics in a typical first course in financial accounting. The extensive problem sets provide enough practice problems to make the software as rigorous as a textbook in terms of hand-on practice. This software has been very successfully used as the primary text in a wide range of course at the undergraduate level, the graduate level, and corporate training programs. By enabling students to learn at a faster pace, the software frees up class time for discussions and projects centered on actual financial reports and current accounting issues.

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As a supplement to another text in the first course in accounting

This software has been very successfully used as a supplement with other texts because it provides simple and interactive examples.

The first eight chapters of the software help to bridge the gap between students who have some exposure to accounting and those who have no exposure to accounting and are apprehensive about the subject. Click here for more information about the levels at which the software can be used.

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As pre-reading for a financial accounting and analysis course

Many schools are looking to enhance their first course in financial accounting by requiring students without an accounting background to go through an accounting module before the beginning of classes. The first eight chapters of the software are ideal for such a task. These chapters assume that students have no prior background in accounting and introduce students to the basic elements of the accrual method and double entry bookkeeping.

Even if there is no pre-term, the software is highly useful for students as a supplement to a text. Click here for more information about the levels at which the software can be used.

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As review material for courses in corporate reporting, intermediate accounting, and financial statement analysis

This software is being used as review material for students in Corporate Reporting, Intermediate Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis. There is often a gap between when students take the first course in financial accounting and these courses. The software provides a thorough self-paced review of financial accounting, which is often needed by many of these students. Click here for more information about the levels at which the software can be used.

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Using the software in corporate training programs

This software is ideal for training employees who have no background in financial accounting. The software could be given to each employee for home use, or the software can be installed on computers used for training.

The corporate version can be networked. Please contacts us for details. The software cannot be run on the Web because the Web cannot support its rich interactivity. We do license and support network installations. The installation file is less than 15 Mb and needs to be downloaded only once. This is the best combination of ease of updating and distribution on one hand and reducing download times on the other. In our experience, this also eliminates technical and security problems that frequently arise when the software is directly run on the Web. Click here for more information about the levels at which the software can be used.

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Problem sets for each chapter