An Experiential Approach To Accounting 101

Kenneth R. Goosen

Abstract


The first course in accounting has always been to some extent an experiential learning experience but often one not enjoyable by all students. Besides lectures students have been required to work out solutions to problems that are very close to the type of work many real world accountants do. While solving problems was a good experience, feedback was often lacking or delayed by several weeks.  Homework was required to be handed in but not always graded or reviewed for accuracy. For this reason and other reasons, I have developed a computer based experiential learning program  that helps the student work through the accounting cycle steps but does not require the student to manually post journal entries nor  require computing account balances. For students who are struggling to understand basic accounting fundamentals, this program can serve as a tutor

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