Issue 3
Monday, 14 March 2016
Charles Darwin University
E-news
From left: Chinese Embassy Minister-Counsellor for Education Xu Xiao, Federal Minister for Tourism and International Education Senator the Hon. Richard Colbeck, and CDU Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks
From left: Chinese Embassy Minister-Counsellor for Education Xu Xiao, Federal Minister for Tourism and International Education Senator the Hon. Richard Colbeck, and CDU Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks

Accounting MOOC launch shows who’s counting

Chinese and Australian delegates recently gathered in Canberra to celebrate the launch of Charles Darwin University’s first bilingual Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).

The accounting MOOC, entitled “Who’s Counting: An interactive introduction to everyday accounting”, is offered in full English and partly in Chinese (Mandarin) and is free to access online until mid-May.

CDU Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks cut the ribbon during the event with special guests, Australia’s Federal Minister for Tourism and International Education, Senator the Hon. Richard Colbeck, and Chinese Embassy Minister-Counsellor for Education Xu Xiao.

Pro Vice-Chancellor Academic Professor Martin Carroll said the course was developed by the CDU Business School in collaboration with Anhui Normal University’s Economics and Business School in China. He said this demonstrated CDU’s growing partnership with its close neighbour.

Associate Professor in Accounting Wendy James said the course was structured to give people a taste of accounting in a fun and innovative way with the flexibility to complete it when and where they wanted.

“The course is an introduction to accounting and includes films, music and interactive exercises covering the three modules of basic accounting, financial accounting and management accounting,” Dr James said.

The course was built by the CDU Innovative Media Production Studio and people who successfully complete two of its three modules will receive a certificate of completion.

To enrol in the CDU Accounting MOOC “Who’s Counting?” visit W: cdu.edu.au/moocs/accounting