Instructional applications of personal computers and spreadsheet software in accounting: A taxonomy of objectives and methods

Journal Article (Review;Journal)

Three major classes of instructional objectives that make use of personal computers and spreadsheet software are differentiated and discussed. The three major classes are distinguished by the extent to which they emphasize: (a) specific computer-modelling skills and techniques; (b) strategic, decision-making skills which rely upon computer models; and (c) general, non-computer-related accounting concepts. Instructional strategies, allocations of resources and methods of evaluation are discussed for each class of objectives. Examples are given for the implementation of each objective. © 1989.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gallagher, J; Hoskin, R; Capettini, R

Published Date

  • January 1, 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 23 - 41

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1095-8347

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0890-8389

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0890-8389(89)90061-9

Citation Source

  • Scopus