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Sithole, STM ORCID: 0000-0002-3930-4277 2018 , 'Transition from classroom to Blended Online Asynchronous Learning', paper presented at the Accounting Educator's Conference 2018, 19 November 2018, RMIT University.

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Online units of study are now an integral part of accounting education programs. Educators are increasingly becoming responsible for developing and teaching asynchronous online units, which can be challenging. This paper describes the transition of a blended working in professions unit by enhancing the blended materials using cognitive load theory (CLT) at an Australian university. Blended learning significantly reduces face-to-face instruction by integrating online learning experiences. To assess the perceptions of leaners on enhanced blended learning materials, survey data was collected, and student perception ratings were compared in blended learning environments incorporating CLT concepts and without CLT. Results show that student rated blended learning environments incorporating cognitive load theory (CLT) highly, thus empirically validating the use of CLT in accounting education. The article concludes with suggestions of how accounting educators can incorporate CLT into online accounting instruction.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors/Creators:Sithole, STM
Keywords: accounting, accounting education, asynchronous, blended learning, online
Journal or Publication Title: Accounting Educator's Conference 2018
Publisher: RMIT
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