Distance Learning in an Accounting Principles Course: Student Satisfaction and Perceptions of Efficacy

Alexander R. Vamosi
Barbara G. Pierce
Michael H. Slotkin


In this study, the authors employed a novel, dual approach toward the delivery of course material to assess students' satisfaction with distance learning and their perceptions of its efficacy. Students in two sections of an Introduction to Financial Accounting course received instruction that alternated between traditional, live lectures and live lectures captured for viewing over the Internet. Thus, the course moved from synchronous to asynchronous modes of learning, and vice versa. Results show that the students reported a lower relative level of satisfaction with the distance-learning component, as well as diminished effectiveness in mastering the distance-learning course material.


APA Citation

Vamosi, A. R., Pierce, B. G., & Slotkin, M. H. (2004). Distance learning in an accounting principles course: Student satisfaction and perceptions of efficacy. Journal of Education for Business, 79, 360-366.

About the Study

Links to Article
Mode Technology-enhanced, Blended or Hybrid
Publication Type Journal Article
In Publication Journal of Education for Business
Type of Research Quantitative
Research Design
Intervention/Areas of Study
Level of Analysis Student-level
Specific Populations Examined Undergraduates
Peer-Reviewed Yes
Specific Institutional Characteristics of Interest
Specific Course or Program Characteristics Professions
Outcome Variables of Interest
Student Sample Size 0-99
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