Presentation Type

Short (15 minute) synchronous

Start Date

16-2-2021 3:10 PM

End Date

16-2-2021 3:30 PM

Proposal Abstract

Before COVID, the Accounting Department had increased the level of technological competency in our course offerings through providing students relevant experience in current software applications, asynchronous videos and utilizing moodle resources for student evaluations and submissions. After the transition to alternative delivery starting in March 2020, these initiatives suddenly expanded to be our primary means of providing student evaluations as well. Despite numerous challenges, the Winter 2020 semester was successfully completed and provided an understanding of how to move forward in future for student evaluations. Through the Summer and Fall 2020 semesters, the focus shifted to completing all aspects of a term using alternative delivery only. Accounting curriculum is fast paced and challenging, requiring both creative and innovative ways of delivering course materials. Evaluations must be maintained at appropriate levels to maintain appropriate standards required for entrance to the CPA program after graduation. However, some of these changes have not been as effective in maintaining the level of student engagement and level of support we can provide in a face-to-face environment. In this presentation, we plan to highlight how we have adapted to date and continue to work towards maintaining the best learning environment possible under the current circumstances.

Statement

The forced shift to alternative delivery has resulted in a fundamental shift in our teaching techniques. This presentation will highlight our experience with this change and how it will impact us once we return to the face-to-face environment.

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Feb 16th, 3:10 PM Feb 16th, 3:30 PM

Alternative Delivery Lemonade – the fruit of our COVID efforts in Accounting classes

Before COVID, the Accounting Department had increased the level of technological competency in our course offerings through providing students relevant experience in current software applications, asynchronous videos and utilizing moodle resources for student evaluations and submissions. After the transition to alternative delivery starting in March 2020, these initiatives suddenly expanded to be our primary means of providing student evaluations as well. Despite numerous challenges, the Winter 2020 semester was successfully completed and provided an understanding of how to move forward in future for student evaluations. Through the Summer and Fall 2020 semesters, the focus shifted to completing all aspects of a term using alternative delivery only. Accounting curriculum is fast paced and challenging, requiring both creative and innovative ways of delivering course materials. Evaluations must be maintained at appropriate levels to maintain appropriate standards required for entrance to the CPA program after graduation. However, some of these changes have not been as effective in maintaining the level of student engagement and level of support we can provide in a face-to-face environment. In this presentation, we plan to highlight how we have adapted to date and continue to work towards maintaining the best learning environment possible under the current circumstances.

 

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