The Applications of Online Technologies and Excel Spreadsheets in Teaching Undergraduate Introductory Business Finance Course

Business Education Innovation Journal, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 22-32, 2015

11 Pages Posted: 17 Aug 2015

Date Written: June 1, 2015

Abstract

This paper examines applications of online technologies and Excel spreadsheets in teaching Business Finance. The evidence garnered from both a formative assessment and a summative assessment suggests that the web-enhanced instruction mode certainly possesses potential benefits to students enrolled in the course. The evidence also suggests that Excel should be an important and useful tool of teaching and learning. Therefore, the conclusion drawn is that a good method to deliver Business Finance is utilizing the web-enhanced instruction mode, with Excel being the primary tool for financial analyses. Hence, university administrators should provide encouragements and incentives for finance faculty members of teaching Business Finance to use Internet-based technologies and Excel spreadsheets in face-to-face instructions.

Keywords: web-enhanced instruction mode, online technology, Excel spreadsheet, formative assessment, summative assessment

JEL Classification: G30, A29

Suggested Citation

Peng, Zhuoming "Joe", The Applications of Online Technologies and Excel Spreadsheets in Teaching Undergraduate Introductory Business Finance Course (June 1, 2015). Business Education Innovation Journal, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 22-32, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2642118

Zhuoming "Joe" Peng (Contact Author)

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith ( email )

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