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Open for Business: the “Learn Accounting” Project

Jacqueline Kew

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Open for Business: the “Learn Accounting” Project

  1. 1. Jacqui Kew LearnAccounting Opening Access??
  2. 2. The Project Financial Reporting, 26 Management Accounting, 15 Financial Management , 3 Taxation, 11 Corporate Governance, 11 Business Skills, 3 BASIC/INTERMEDIATE isiXhosa isiZulu Sesotho Xitsonga
  3. 3. The Project Financial Reporting, 13 Management Accounting, 2 Financial Management , 5 Taxation, 6 Corporate Governance, 6 ADVANCED
  4. 4. http://learnaccounting.uct.ac.za/ English isiXhosa Sesotho Xitsonga isiZulu
  5. 5. Open Access ? • Is free sufficient to be open? • Open • Creative Commons License • Registration • Why?? • Future options
  6. 6. Open Access ? Access Resource Knowledge
  7. 7. Opening Access via language ? • Linguistic bilingualism vs cognitive bilingualism • English fluency and achievement - access • Political and social requirements of language • Coding
  8. 8. Mastery Verbal Language Communication 1 1 Gerber et al Commonly spoken Resources Subject specific Assessments English English IsiZulu/isiXhosa/ Sesotho/XiTsonga
  9. 9. Opening Access via language ? • Linguistic bilingualism vs cognitive bilingualism • English fluency and achievement • Political and social requirements of language • Coding 2 2 Setati
  10. 10. Threshold concepts • Threshold knowledge is a term in the study of higher education used to describe core concepts that once understood, transform perception of a given subject. [Meyer and Land] • Access to further years of study
  11. 11. • Scaffolding • English unless issue with understanding then mother tongue • Mother tongue first for understanding then English for examination readiness • Before lectures • After lectures • Multiple language within lectures – via own device Order of learning
  12. 12. Scope of influence Black African 56% Coloured 7% White 25% Indian 9% Other 3%
  13. 13. 47% 53% Scope of influence
  14. 14. Scope of influence
  15. 15. Offering_July 2015 to Dec 2016 60 000 videos 10 000 hours 1 430 days 57 months 4.7 years

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