Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2-2017

Abstract

Online learning has been gaining widespread adoption due to its successin enhancing student-learning outcomes and improving student t academicperformance. This paper describes an online tutorial to teach resource-event-agent(REA) data modeling in an undergraduate accounting information systems course.The REA online tutorial reflects a self-study application designed to helpstudents improve their understanding of the REA data model. As such, thetutorial acts as a supplement to lectures by reinforcing the concepts andincorporating practices to assess student understanding. Instructors can accessthe REA online tutorial at http://smu.asg/rea. An independent survey by the University’sCentre for Teaching Excellence found a significant increase in students’perceived knowledge of REA data modeling after using the REA online tutorialcompared to their knowledge prior to using the tutorial. Students also rated theiroverall satisfaction with and the effectiveness of the REA online tutorial ashigh.

Keywords

resource-event-agent, data modeling, online learning, e-learning

Discipline

Databases and Information Systems | Online and Distance Education

Research Areas

Accounting Information System

Publication

AIS Educator Journal

Volume

12

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

19

ISSN

1935-8156

Publisher

AIS Educator Association

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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