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General Information for ACCT 2102 Onine Class

 

Annette Maddox, MAcc, CPA

Assistant Professor of Accounting

amaddox@highlands.edu

Online ACCT 2102 is designed for those who need flexibility in their schedule, feel comfortable communicating by email, have some experience using the Internet, and are self-motivated.  It is a great way to learn at home with a course based on individual assignments and collaborative discussions with fellow students.  The only on-campus meeting is the proctored final exam.

What is this course about?

It is a study of the underlying theory and application of managerial accounting concepts.

What is the work load?

Since this is a 3 hour course, in general, students can expect to spend 3 to 12 hours a week involved in course work.  However, if your computer is at your home, you will save the drive time of going to and from campus twice a week. In addition, there are times when you can complete assignments ahead of the course schedule which may help with your time management and balancing your other responsibilities.

What about the Course Materials and delivery?

The course usesD2L to deliver the syllabus, module directions, notes, quizzes, tests, projects, and discussion area.  The homework will be submitted using CengageNOW

It is your responsibility to make sure your computer has all the requirements to support D2L.    Consideration or accommodation will not be made for your computer skills deficiencies or technical issues.  Technical issues are not a reason to miss a homework assignment, quiz or test.  Do not wait to the last minute to submit assignments, take quizzes or exams.  ALWAYS HAVE A BACKUP IN MIND. Know your backup plan BEFORE a problem arises.  You are expected to solve technical problems with your computer, Internet access, or in using CengageNOW.

Am I ready for an online class? Will you be successful in this course?

If this is your first online course, I would highly recommend that you take the Readiness for Education At a Distance Indicator (READI) to assess your readiness, your goals, and your learning preferences.

You can find the READI at  http://goml.readi.info/

On that page you will find several User Names and Passwords.  Select and use the one that best fits your major area of study.  When the READI opens, you will notice a navigation bar on the left side. The items listed in the bar are the areas that you will be measured on by the indicator.  At the end, a report will be displayed which you can use to help you prepare to be successful as a distance-learning student.

Mandatory Attendance: 

You are only required to attend the proctored final exam.  Everything else will be delivered online.

Required Materials:

Financial & Managerial Accounting, 12th Edition

AUTHORS: Warren/Reeve/Duchac - ©2014

Book+ CNOW printed access card: 9781285584553

CengageNOW Instant Access for Warren/Reeve/Duchac's Financial & Managerial Accounting, 12th Edition: ISBN13: 978-1-285-17982-7

Typical Assignments

You will complete 11 modules, with weekly homework assignments and quizzes.  There are 3 online exams and a proctored final exam.

Preparing  Homework Assignments:

By enrolling in an online course, you have accepted more responsibility for your education. The content is the same as the course offered on campus, but most of your learning will be a direct result of your reading and the careful working of assigned problems in the textbook.

Accounting is basically a problem-solving discipline, and the key to learning the subject is to work problems. The importance of working chapter exercises and problems cannot be overemphasized. Your success in this course will be directly related to the time and effort you spend on working the assigned problems. Since the examination questions cover many of the same concepts contained in the assigned problems, I encourage you to be diligent in your preparation of these assignments.

Each assignment consists of readings and one or more exercises and/or problems related to them. You will complete the assignment and submit it in CengageNOW.  I must emphasize that the problems are self-teaching devices; it is important that you complete them as carefully and thoroughly as possible. Be sure you understand everything you have done.

Please prepare your assignments as described below:

   1.    No substitute text may be used. Read the text carefully before you attempt to answer any of the assigned problems. Your first duty is to study the text yourself. I will not answer questions until you have read the chapter and gone through the powerpoint presentation available on the text’s website.  You should also work the pre/post test in CengageNOW and the customized study plan.

   2.    Every student must purchase an CengageNOW code and submit homework through the CengageNOW Website.

Assessment

Tests                60%

Homework       10%

Quizzes             10%

Final Exam        20%

Total                 100%

 

Page last updated: January 9, 2014