iMindMap as an innovative tool in teaching and learning accounting: an exploratory study

Wan Noor Hazlina Wan Jusoh (Academy of Contemporary Islamic Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA (Terengganu), Dungun, Malaysia, and)
Suraya Ahmad (Faculty of Accountancy, Universiti Teknologi MARA (Terengganu), Dungun, Malaysia)

Interactive Technology and Smart Education

ISSN: 1741-5659

Publication date: 18 April 2016

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to explore the use of iMindMap software as an interactive tool in the teaching and learning method and also to be able to consider iMindMap as an alternative instrument in achieving the ultimate learning outcome.

Design/methodology/approach

Out of 268 students of the management accounting at the University of Technology MARA (Terengganu), 97 students have participated in this survey to evaluate the effectiveness of iMindMap in teaching and learning.

Findings

Results indicate that the majority of the students acknowledged that iMindMap is more attractive than conventional teaching methods and found that iMindMap shows clearly how the points are all associated and linked together. Students could find that learning is an exciting experience and were able to visualize the whole course content remarkably via iMindMap.

Originality/value

This study presents an alternative instrument, which is innovative and interactive in teaching and learning, especially for accounting students where the students’ technology acceptance could also be viewed.

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Citation

Wan Jusoh, W. and Ahmad, S. (2016), "iMindMap as an innovative tool in teaching and learning accounting: an exploratory study", Interactive Technology and Smart Education, Vol. 13 No. 1, pp. 71-82. https://doi.org/10.1108/ITSE-05-2015-0012

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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