There has been increasing pressure by the AACSB on accounting educators to include the use of computers as an instructional tool in the 1980s with the advent of separate accreditation for accounting programs. In response, researchers have sought to study student attitudes and report on software available for classroom uses. From the educational perspective, however, the most important type of research would be that which would evaluate the impact of the computer on the level of learning achieved by the student or would indicate sensitivity to the computer enhanced instruction (CEI). The focus of this paper is to suggest a research design to evaluate the computer's contribution to achievement in Accounting education in a model which will also examine the potential effects of confounding variables.
Bitner, Larry N. and Gail B. Wright. "Measuring the Incremental Learning Achieved with Computer Enhanced Instruction." E.C.R.S.B. 87-8. Robins School of Business White Paper Series. University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia.