Answer: Yes, if you travel via Second Life.
Yesterday I particpated on a panel at the MBAA International Conference in Chicago this week, except I did not get on a plane. I joined them from inside of Second Life right from CPA Island.
The program titled, Teaching IFRS: Technological Innovations and Best Practices is a moderated panel by the Chair: William Miller, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and features Panelists:
- Mark Holtzblatt, Roosevelt University
- Tom Hood, Maryland Association of CPAs
- Norbert Tschakert, San Diego State University
I got invited to this after meeting Norbert at a Pearson Accounting Educators Symposium last year. He and the oether members of the panel are doing some real innoavtive teaching methods and using them to bring IFRS into the college classrooms. They discussed how they used student produced videos, technologies liked Linked in to find experts and start dialogs, and looking ahead at technology aids to teaching like social media and mobile.
I hope I added to the conversation by sharing our experience with Second Life as a learning environment, and a meeting environment, and share the stories of several accounting educators I have met in Second Life.
Here are a couple of resources that my fellow panelists wanted to make available:
A student video titled An Open Letter to Educators
A new study about video use in higher education http://library.nyu.edu/about/Video_Use_in_Higher_Education.pdf
Also, we are contnuing to make kiosk available on CPA Island for any accounting educators to feature their school and accounting program as well as use of our facilities to hold classes - contact Tom Hood at the MACPA mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org for details.