In the light of the acceleration in the international and local information and knowledge revolution, the University of Stellenbosch (US) has introduced an e‐learning strategy to gain maximum benefit from the developments in information technology. In support of this strategy, the US has implemented WebCT as an electronic course management system. Subsequent consultations have revealed doubt among accounting lecturers and students about the effectiveness of WebCT assessment of tests in Financial Accounting. The purpose of the study was therefore to investigate this perception on the basis of the available literature, our own experience, categories of student learning and feedback from students. The WebCT assessment function was also contrasted with traditional assessment methods. It was concluded that although WebCT is not a quick fix, it could be implemented successfully in bigger classes, provided that innovative lecturers are responsible for these classes.
Lamprecht, C. and Nel, G. (2004), "Die toepaslikheid van rekenaargebaseerde assessering: ’n Loodsstudie", Meditari Accountancy Research, Vol. 12 No. 1, pp. 137-163. https://doi.org/10.1108/10222529200400008Download as .RIS
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