I don't like IT

Exploring challenges in Accounting Information Systems education

Savanid Vatanasakdakul*, Chadi Aoun

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Demand for Accounting Information Systems (AIS) knowledge has increased exponentially over the past two decades. Yet, learning AIS has proven to be a major challenge for accounting students as it does not usually follow the 'traditional' style of accounting education and the AIS curriculum is often ill structured. This paper presents major challenges that accounting students face in their AIS studies, along with potential pedagogical solutions aimed at alleviating such challenges. A survey instrument was developed and pilot tested and data were gathered from 618 predominantly accounting students (95%) enrolled in AIS subjects. The collected data were analyzed using Structural Equation Modeling in association with Partial Least Squares technique. The results shows that unit structure, prerequisite knowledge in IS, critical thinking assessment, teaching style and available assistance to students have significant influence on students' learning experience in AIS courses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2009, AMCIS 2009
Place of PublicationSan Francisco, CA
PublisherAmericas Conference on Information Systems
Pages532-542
Number of pages11
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9781615675814
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event15th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2009, AMCIS 2009 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 6 Aug 20099 Aug 2009

Other

Other15th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2009, AMCIS 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period6/08/099/08/09

Keywords

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Information Systems Education
  • Learning Challenges
  • Learning Experience

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