Use of Clickers for Assurance of Learning in Introductory Financial Accounting
This chapter provides guidance on the types of questions appropriate for use with clickers in an introductory financial accounting course. This study further examines whether the use of clickers improved learning outcomes as measured by the students' test scores. Our findings show that students had a positive experience with using clickers. We find that test scores were higher in the semester when we used clickers compared with the semester when we did not use clickers. Clicker scores also were positively associated with students' test scores. Clickers may serve as a useful educational tool to assess assurance of learning of introductory financial accounting. The instructor receives immediate feedback regarding students' understanding of the materials, and the students also receive feedback about whether their understanding is correct. Both the instructor and students can then work on reviewing materials that the class does not understand well.
Eng, L., Lea, B., & Cai, R. (2013). Use of Clickers for Assurance of Learning in Introductory Financial Accounting. Advances in Accounting Education: Teaching and Curriculum Innovations, 14, pp. 269-291. Emerald.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1108/S1085-4622(2013)0000014018
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Assurance of learning; Clickers; Financial accounting; Learning outcomes; Learning perceptions
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01 Jan 2013