Online learning has been gaining widespread adoption due to its success in enhancing student-learning outcomes and improving student academic performance. 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 help students improve their understanding of the REA data model. As such, the tutorial acts as a supplement to lectures by reinforcing the concepts and incorporating practices to assess student understanding. Instructors can access the REA online tutorial at http://smu.sg/rea. An independent survey by the University's Centre for Teaching Excellence found a significant increase in students' perceived knowledge of REA data modeling after using the REA online tutorial compared to their knowledge prior to using the tutorial. Students also rated their overall satisfaction with and the effectiveness of the REA online tutorial as high.
Resource-Event-Agent, Data Modeling, Online Learning, E-Learning
Accounting | Databases and Information Systems | Management Information Systems | Online and Distance Education
Accounting Information System
AIS Educator Journal
AIS Educator Association
SEOW, Poh Sun and PAN, Gary.
Using an online learning tutorial to teach REA data modelling in accounting information systems courses. (2017). AIS Educator Journal. 12, (1), 1-19. Research Collection School Of Accountancy.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/soa_research/1556
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