Extending the Case Study: Assigning an Educational Novel and Student Role-Playing in the Accounting Information Systems Course

International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies, 5(1): 1-11, 2014

18 Pages Posted: 13 Dec 2015

See all articles by D. Larry Crumbley

D. Larry Crumbley

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Department of Accounting

Katherine Taken Smith

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi-College of Business

Murphy Smith

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi-Department of Accounting

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

Need for innovative and active-learning activities to enhance the teaching-learning experience have never been greater. Students of the ‘video generation,’ compared to prior generations, often have learning styles that are not well matched to the traditional classroom lecture format of teaching. Use of case studies is well documented as an effective way to engage students. The educational novel extends the case study approach. Educational novels have been described as effectively a very lengthy case problem, with a myriad of inter-connected sub-cases, incorporating interesting characters and plot elements. This study describes two teaching devices, educational novels and student role-playing, that can be used to complement traditional lectures. These two teaching devices can be used in accounting information system (AIS) classes, and other classes, to provide technical information in a way that encourages learning and generates student enthusiasm. This study reports how each of these teaching devices can be readily implemented and how each has produced positive feedback from AIS students.

Keywords: educational novel, accounting, scenario approach, innovative pedagogy

JEL Classification: M4, M41

Suggested Citation

Crumbley, D. Larry and Smith, Katherine Taken and Smith, Murphy, Extending the Case Study: Assigning an Educational Novel and Student Role-Playing in the Accounting Information Systems Course (2014). International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies, 5(1): 1-11, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2702574

D. Larry Crumbley

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Department of Accounting ( email )

E.J. Ourso College of Business Administration
2800 Business Education Complex
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
United States

Katherine Taken Smith

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi-College of Business ( email )

6300 Ocean Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78412
United States

Murphy Smith (Contact Author)

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi-Department of Accounting ( email )

6300 Ocean Dr
Corpus Christi, TX 78412
United States

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