Summary by James R. Martin, Ph.D., CMA
Professor Emeritus, University of South Florida
Kamenetz, discusses the transformation of higher education based on a variety of innovative concepts and web sites. The following note provides links to the web sites and a comment for each site related to what its all about.
OpenCourseWare Consortium - Open content. 200 institutions in 32 countries have posted courses on line. Lots of accounting courses listed, mostly at MIT.
Flat World Knowledge - This group commissions authors to write open-source textbooks that are free online, $19.95 for a download and $29.95 for a print on demand copy. Two accounting courses listed. Financial accounting and a Tax course.
Knewton - Adaptive learning engine plans to customize content for each student.
Peer-2Peer University - "Hacking education - putting something together on the fly". This site allows students to schedule classes, meet online, and tutor each other. A volunteer facilitator helps facilitate the process.
Creative Commons - A non profit organization set up to create the intellectual and legal framework needed to share on line content without the expense and hassle of commercial copyright.
Academic Earth - Includes video lectures and other academic content from a variety of sources.
MIT's OpenCourseWare - MIT's site includes syllabi, lecture notes, class exercises, exams, and video for MIT courses.
Western Governors University - On line university with $2,890 tuition for a six month term. Competency based rather than time based education. No credit hours and no grades. Degrees are based on a series of assessments that measure competencies. Includes a BS in accounting.
2Tor Inc - Multimedia social learning platform for the Master of Arts in teaching.
Grockit - Provides a live multiplayer game for test prep.
Inigral - A social web for education to help colleges with recruiting, retention and alumni relations.
Bennis, W. G. and J. O'Toole. 2005. How business schools lost their way: Too focused on "scientific" research, business schools are hiring professors with limited real-world experience and graduating students who are ill equipped to wrangle with complex, unquantifiable issues - in other words, the stuff of management.". Harvard Business Review (May): 96-104. (Summary).
Bishop, C. C., D. M. Boyle, R. R. Clune and D. R. Hermanson. 2012. A different model for doctoral education in accounting and auditing: Student and faculty reflections. Current Issues in Auditing 6(1): A1-A16. (Note).
Castellano, J. F., S. Young and H. A. Roehm. 2002. Teaching business as a system. Management Accounting Quarterly (Summer): 1-5. (Summary).
Coutu, D. L. 2002. The anxiety of learning. Harvard Business Review (March): 100-107. (Summary).
Drucker, P. F. 2005. Managing oneself. Harvard Business Review (January): 100-109. (Summary).
Eastman, D. R. 2002. What higher education is for. St. Petersburg Times (September 14): 19A. (Note).
Johnson, H. T. 1989. Professors, customers, and value: Bringing a global perspective to management accounting education. Proceedings of the Third Annual Management Accounting Symposium. Sarasota: American Accounting Association: 7-20. (Summary).
Martin, J. R. Not dated. Adult education opportunities. Management And Accounting Web. http://maaw.info/AdultEducationOpportunities.htm
Martin, J. R. Not dated. Management Accounting: Concepts, Techniques & Controversial Issues. Management And Accounting Web. http://maaw.info/MAAWTextbookMain.htm
Martin, J. R. Not dated. Management Accounting Course - Graduate or upper level: Suggested topics and related materials. Management And Accounting Web. http://maaw.info/GraduateManagementAccountingCourse.htm
Martin, J. R. Not dated. Training programs for accounting graduates. Management And Accounting Web. http://maaw.info/TrainingPrograms.htm
Pappano, L. 2011. The master's as the new bachelor's: Call it credentials inflation. A four-year degree may not cut it anymore. The New York Times Education Life (July 24): 16-18. (Summary).
Simon, C. C. 2011. R.O.I.: Is graduate school worth the investment? The New York Times Education Life (July 24): 18-19. (Summary).