Accounting Principles: A Business Perspective

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Content: Faculty Review of Open eTextbooks The California Open Educational Resources Council has designed and implemented a faculty review process of the free and open etextbooks showcased within the California Open Online library for Education ( Faculty from the California Community Colleges, the California State University, and the University of California were invited to review the selected free and open etextboks using a rubric. Faculty received a stipend for their efforts and funding was provided by the State of California, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Textbook Name: accounting principles: A Business Perspective License:
Accounting Principles: A Business Perspective by James Don Edwards, University of Georgia, Roger H. Hermanson, Georgia State University, Susan D. Ivancevich, University of North Carolina Wilmington is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted. Textbook Authors: James Edwards, Roger Hermanson, and Susan Ivancevich
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Reviewed by: Solveg Cooper
Institution: Cuesta College, CA
Title/Position: Lecturer
Format Reviewed: PDF and Word Compatible Doc A small fee may be associated with various formats. Date Reviewed: October, 2014
California OER Council eTextbook Evaluation CA Course ID: ACCT 110
subject matter (30 possible points) Is the content accurate, error-free, and unbiased? Does the text adequately cover the designated course with a sufficient degree of depth and scope? Does the textbook use sufficient and relevant examples to present its subject matter? Does the textbook use a clear, consistent terminology to present its subject matter? Does the textbook reflect current knowledge of the subject matter?
N/A (0 pts)
Very Weak (1pt)
Limited (2 pts)
Adequate (3pts)
Strong (4 pts)
Superior (5 pts) X X
Does the textbook present its subject matter in a
culturally sensitive manner? (e.g. Is the textbook free of
offensive and insensitive examples? Does it include
examples that are inclusive of a variety of races,
ethnicities, and backgrounds?)
Total Points: 30 out of 30
Please provide comments on any aspect of the subject matter of this textbook:
· Very solid traditional textbook approach to the principles of accounting concepts. The book has
financial concepts in 17 chapters. I prefer sequencing to start with big picture financial statement use
before drilling into transaction analysis. This book jumps into transaction analysis in the beginning.
· Each chapter starts with a connection between the student and a potential career or role in accounting.
· This textbook has a student workbook available for download for 9 dollars from freeloadpress. This is
extremely reasonable and includes solutions and exercises. It appears that instructor solution manual
and test bank are also available from textbookmedia.
Instructional Design (35 possible points) Does the textbook present its subject materials at appropriate reading levels for undergrad use? Does the textbook reflect a consideration of different learning styles? (e.g. visual, textual?) Does the textbook present explicit learning outcomes aligned with the course and curriculum? Is a coherent organization of the textbook evident to the reader/student? Does the textbook reflect best practices in the instruction of the designated course? Does the textbook contain sufficient effective ancillary materials? (e.g. test banks, individual and/or group activities or exercises, pedagogical apparatus, etc.) Is the textbook searchable?
N/A (0 pts)
Very Weak (1pt)
Limited (2 pts)
Please provide comments on any aspect of the instructional design of this textbook: · Very good sequencing of topics. Good visuals with explanations.
Adequate Strong
(4 pts)
Superior (5 pts) X X X X
X X Total Points: 34 out of 35
Editorial Aspects (25 possible points)
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Is the language of the textbook free of grammatical, spelling, usage, and typographical errors?
Is the textbook written in a clear, engaging style?
Does the textbook adhere to effective principles of
design? (e.g. are pages latid0out and organized to be clear and visually engaging and effective? Are colors,
font, and typography consistent and unified?)
Does the textbook include conventional editorial
features? (e.g. a table of contents, glossary, citations and
further references)
How effective are multimedia elements of the textbook? (e.g. graphics, animations, audio)
Total Points: 21 out of 25
Please provide comments on any editorial aspect of this textbook.
· This textbook would benefit greatly if it had linked excel demo problems or linked video lectures.
Usability (25 possible points) Is the textbook compatible with standard and commonly available hardware/software in college/university campus student computer labs? Is the textbook accessible in a variety of different electronic formats? (e.g .txt, .pdf, .epub, etc.) Can the textbook be printed easily? Does the user interface implicitly inform the reader how to interact with and navigate the textbook? How easily can the textbook be annotated by students
N/A (0 pts)
Very Weak (1pt)
Limited (2 pts)
Adequate (3pts) X X
Strong (4 pts) X
Superior (5 pts) X X
and instructors? Total Points: 20 out of 25 Please provide comments on any aspect of access concerning this textbook. · The text isn't coordinated with technology for the problems or exercises. There should be linkages with excel and some multi media.
Overall Ratings What is your overall impression of the textbook? How willing would you be to adopt this book? Overall Comments
Not at all (0 pts) Not at all (0 pts)
Very Weak (1 pt) Strong reservations (1 pt)
Limited (2 pts)
Adequate (3 pts)
Limited willingness (2 pts) X
Willing (3 pts)
Strong (4 pts)
Superior (5 pts)
X Strongly willing (4 pts)
Enthusiastically willing (5 pts)
Total Points: 6 out of 10
If you were to recommend this textbook to colleagues, what merits of the textbook would you highlight? · This is a very good textbook that incorporates traditional concept sequencing, demo problems, self tests and includes connections to careers and roles in accounting. · I particularly like the end of chapter group activities that can be used in a problem based learning class environment. What areas of this textbook require improvement in order for it to be used in your courses? · I need the algorithmic homework problems/exercises that can be auto graded for immediate feedback to students.
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