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Conference Paper

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Publication Details

Presented at the Higher Education in Transition Symposium November 2 - 4, 2016 in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Abstract

The primary purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how Blended Learning, Mobile Apps and other technological innovations can be combined with the Flipped Classroom concept to enhance the delivery of a Management Accounting module. In this study there were two separate but linked objectives in introducing the Flipped Classroom, Blended Learning and Mobile Apps. Firstly, to explore if the students would engage with the Flipped Classroom concept and secondly to explore if the students would engage with the Blended Learning elements (including mobile Apps) which were designed to support the Flipped Classroom. Currently, there is no single model for the Flipped Classroom. In this particular study, an approach called the Active Learning Exercise was introduced. In the Active Learning Exercise approach students receive a Management Accounting case study, on which they work in small groups, sharing ideas and helping each other. This Flipped Classroom/Active Learning Exercise is supported by on-line access to notes and video tutorials via Blackboard. In this study Mobile Apps were introduced to the students and incorporated into the delivery of the module. Finally, feedback from the students is presented and future opportunities and directions are discussed.

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