The effectiveness of usage of online multiple choice questions on student performance in introductory accounting

Dianne Massoudi, Sze Kee Koh, Phillip J. Hancock, Lucia FUNG

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    Abstract

    In this paper we investigate the effectiveness of an online learning resource for introductory financial accounting students using a suite of online multiple choice questions (MCQ) for summative and formative purposes. We found that the availability and use of an online resource resulted in improved examination performance for those students who actively used the online learning resource. Further, we found a positive relationship between formative MCQ and unit content related to challenging financial accounting concepts. However, better examination performance was also linked to other factors, such as prior academic performance, tutorial participation, and demographics, including gender and attending university as an international student.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-17
    Number of pages17
    JournalIssues in Accounting Education
    Volume32
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Accounting
    • Education

    User-Defined Keywords

    • Accounting education
    • Formative assessment
    • Multiple choice questions
    • Online learning
    • Summative assessment

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