This was the first graduate course ever taught at Loyola College using virtual lectures and this is the second year for using this approach. It has been very successful. What is meant by a virtual lecture along with the rationale for using the approach is fully explained here.
Contrary to the information in the published Schedule of Classes, except for the first class, mid-term and final exams, this course will not meet regularly in a physical classroom. Rather, it will be taught in a virtual classroom via the Internet and a CD-ROM. Since an asynchronous mode will be used, lectures, homework solutions, etc, will be available 24/7 from anywhere in the world. It will not be necessary for class members to be online at the same time. Lectures are quite similar to the virtual lectures I use in Introductory Accounting I & II. Click here to go to the sample lecture page.
The first class will meet in the classroom for required orientation. User IDs which are required to access the virtual lectures will be assigned during this meeting. The mid-term and final exams will be given in the classroom. The exams and immediate grading therof will take the full class period and students are expected to take them when scheduled. No take-home exams will be allowed. See the Schedule of Assignments for more information.
To help ease your possible anxiety about taking a course using this approach, you might be interested in knowing that this is not an experimental class. The experimenting with the virtual lecture approach was done during the last two years. I developed and used it very successfully not only in GB613 last year but also in Introductory Accounting I & II for the past two years. The development process took more than 700 hours of my time and the approach was selected by the American Accounting Association as one of the seven showcase projects to be included on its CD-ROM Technology Toolkit. The toolkit was distributed to the 10,000+ accounting educator members of the association in the spring of 2000. As further proof that I have the technical experience to deliver such a course, I offer the article "Leading the Class Into the 21st Century" which appeared in the June, 1998 issue of The Journal of Accountancy.
I am confident that you will find this course a very educational experience in a number of ways.
Accounting Principles, 7th ed., Hermanson, Edwards and Maher (Required)
Accounting Interactive (Pre-MBA Series 2000) CD-ROM (Required)
Computerized Tutorial (Optional but free!)
Description and Objectives of the Course
Schedule of Assignments
Suggestions for Mastering Course Material
Mid-Term and Final Exam
Loyola College Department of Accounting
American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)
The AICPA Code of Professional Conduct (i.e., Ethics Code)
Maryland Association of CPAs (MACPA)
Access to Loyola GroupWise E-Mail
Home Page for GB613@Listserv.Loyola.Edu List/Forum
Archives for GB613@Listserv.Loyola.Edu List/Forum
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List of Supplemental Accounting Videos Available in Library
Coopers & Lybrand and Price Waterhouse Merge as PwC
Photographs of Classmates
Software Testing and Download Page
Download Hermanson Tutorial Software
Change Personal Password for Accessing Lectures
To view the future of accounting via a spaceship, click on the "Take the Journey" link.
OTHER LINKS OF POSSIBLE INTEREST
SunSpot - Maryland's Online Community
Baltimore Collegetown Network
College News Online
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