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Customisation of an interactive accounting assessment

, University of Sydney, Australia

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Toronto, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-81-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


Being able to provide learners with instruction that is tailored to meet individual needs is a luxury formerly reserved for those who could afford private tuition. Modern technology however allows provision of customised instruction to the masses. This research provides experimental evidence of the learning benefits of a fairly trivial customisation of an interactive accounting assignment. Subjects in the study are provided with interactive feedback that addresses them by their preferred name or not depending on the experimental group to which they have been randomly assigned. Analysis of the data does not support this level of customisation as an effective learning tool. However the study shows pre-session preparation to be a strong explanator of final learning and suggestions are provided for further research from this finding.


Blayney, P. (2010). Customisation of an interactive accounting assessment. In J. Herrington & C. Montgomerie (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2010--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3279-3287). Toronto, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 30, 2021 from .