Students' perceptions of computer assisted learning: an empirical study

Ataur R. Belal

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Research indicates that although students are the ultimate 'beneficiaries of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-based' higher education learning their voices have been neglected in its development. This paper attempts to redress this imbalance by illuminating students' perceptions of the use of Computer Assisted Learning (CAL) in an undergraduate accounting module. The findings suggest that students are in favour of using EQL in a supportive role only. Interviewees rejected the idea of replacing human tutors with machine tutors and they believed that most of their learning occurs in tutorials and ranked these as the most important component of the module.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-78
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Management in Education
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • computer assisted learning
  • human factors
  • learning support
  • accounting software
  • management accounting
  • higher education
  • online learning
  • electronic learning
  • e-learning
  • student learning approaches
  • student perceptions
  • EQL


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