During 2009 - 2010, the Center for Learning & Teaching at Penn State Berks partnered with accounting professor Lolita Paff to create a blended section of Accounting 211 as part of a Teaching & Learning Innovation Grant proposal submitted by Paff. Online tutorials and interactive practice exercises target particular concepts that students typically struggle with.
As part of a hybrid course redesign for Accounting 211, the staff of the Center for Learning & Teaching met with Paff to identify problematic accounting concepts and to develop an appropriate instructional approach.
The project was managed under the direction of John Shank, director of the Center for Learning & Teaching. Amy Roche, instructional designer, worked with Paff to create storyboards for the tutorials and practice exercises. Mary Ann Mengel, multimedia specialist, brought the storyboards to life by developing the instructional modules using Adobe Flash and Adobe Presenter. Tricia Clark, instructional technologist, provided ANGEL support for the hybrid course.
Students view a short online tutorial after which they are directed to a related online practice exercise.