The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 13
Page No. 3315 - 3320

The Use of Accounting Software for Effective Teaching and Learning Introductory Accounting: A Pedagogical Discussion

Authors : Wan Mohd Nazif Wan Mohd Nori, Che Ku Hisam Che Ku Kassim, Suraya Ahmad and Noor Emilina Mohd Nasir

Abstract: The use of accounting software in teaching and learning accounting has been widely proposed by many prominent academic scholars. The shift from conventional educational process to an innovative practice allows the relevant and contemporary knowledge and skills to be spread and developed holistically in an attempt to produce accounting graduates who are equipped with the required competencies to fulfill the demands of the ever-changing business environment. The ability to integrate accounting knowledge with computer skills is arguably pivotal in producing high quality human capital. The failure to produce advanced and multi-skilled future workers may adversely tarnish the role of the accounting education system that serves as a platform for preparing professional accountants. The main aim of the study is to provide a pedagogical discussion on the potentiality of employing accounting software in teaching and learning introductory accounting knowledge. It is argued that accounting software offers an alternative pedagogy that is able to instill relevant and fundamental knowledge of accounting, while at the same time enhance the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills among the students.

How to cite this article:

Wan Mohd Nazif Wan Mohd Nori, Che Ku Hisam Che Ku Kassim, Suraya Ahmad and Noor Emilina Mohd Nasir, 2016. The Use of Accounting Software for Effective Teaching and Learning Introductory Accounting: A Pedagogical Discussion. The Social Sciences, 11: 3315-3320.

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