Journal of Accounting Education
Call for Submissions
The Journal of Accounting Education is pleased to announce a Special Issue associated with the RMIT Accounting Educators’ Conference to be held at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia on Monday 19 November 2018.
Technology is significantly impacting the accounting profession, devaluing long-standing core services and demanding new skill sets (McKinney et al., 2017; Pincus et al., 2017). While contemporary teaching spaces, new learning systems and digital technologies afford renewed approaches to teaching delivery and the learner experience, the challenge for educators is to use technology efficiently and effectively to enhance learning and teaching (Kirkwood and Price, 2005; Jebeile and Abeysekera, 2010; Litherland et al., 2013; Helfaya, 2018). Pincus et al. (2017, p.7) note that ‘technology has been adapted to familiar ways of teaching, but has not yet made a significant difference in what is being taught (curriculum) or how material is being taught (pedagogy)’. The current emphasis on authentic assessment, requiring students to ‘use the same competencies, or combinations of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that they need to apply in the criterion situation in professional life’ (Gulikers et al., 2004, p.69), demands a rethinking about the use of technology in curricula and pedagogy in accounting education to meet the mandates of the accounting profession (O’Connell et al., 2015).
The aim of this special issue is to encourage debate about the use of technology in curriculum and pedagogy. We invite authors to submit complete ‘journal ready’ accounting education related research papers, teaching cases, teaching notes, or best practices to the special issue that address areas like (but are not restricted to):
- Innovative use of technology in curriculum and/or pedagogy
- Barriers to adoption of new technologies in academia and how to overcome them
- The classroom of the future
- Students’ or academics’ experiences with using new technologies
Conference acceptance/presentation does not guarantee publication in the Journal. Submitted papers will be subject to double blind peer review by academics. Subject to editorial review and approval, accepted manuscripts will be published in the Journal of Accounting Education (www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-accounting-education).
Special Guest Editors are: Meredith Tharapos, RMIT University and Brendan O’Connell, RMIT University.
To enhance early access, manuscripts will be published in regular journal volumes as accepted and later be pulled into a virtual special issue on the Journal of Accounting Education website. Submissions should be made electronically through www.evise.com/profile/api/navigate/ACCEDU starting 19 January 2019. When submitting, select the issue type as ‘Special issue’ and then ‘Special Issue: Out with the old, in with learning technologies’. The deadline for submissions is 19 March 2019. Acceptances will be on a rolling basis with an anticipated virtual special issue completion for March 2020. Potential contributors are encouraged to contact the guest editors to discuss ideas and topics.
Authors should submit the following items within the EVISE system:
(1) statement that the submitted work is original, that it has not been published elsewhere, and that the paper is not currently under review by any other journal;
(2) cover page, containing title of the manuscript and complete contact information for each author; and
(3) manuscript copy itself, without any author identification.
For further information, please contact either of the following guest editors:
Meredith Tharapos, RMIT University, email@example.com
Brendan O’Connell, RMIT University, firstname.lastname@example.org