ACG 2021Financial Accounting • Introduction • Syllabus Highlights 1
What to Expect • Philosophy Part I – learning the concepts of Financial Accounting • “Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself” (old Chinese proverb) • Philosophy Part II – applying the concepts “What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing” (Aristotle) • This means Homework!
Course Objectives • To provide you with a working knowledge of • accounting processes and concepts • the content of financial statements • the framework of accounting theory
Yes I read it • “Do NOT take professor Hornik! In order to do well on the tests you need to do all the homework, read and MEMORIZE all the chapters, and remember everything from previous tests.” (anonymous, ratemyprofessor.com 12/14/06) • “AWESOME teacher! Does absolutely every single thing in his power to help you pass the class. I averaged about a 55 on all his tests and STILL got a C.Gives tons of extra credit, and helps you whenever you need it. (6/18/09) • “he uses way too many programs and the class is quite confusing. I studied for about 3 hours for a test to receive an F, so there you go. Avoid him and all his silly programs.” (04/13/09)
Stuff to Keep Dr. Hornik Sane & Happy • Read your Email: • I use both: • WebCourses - Primary • KnightsMail??? • Read Discussion Boards and ONLY post within appropriate folder • Refrain from sharing opinions • Good or Bad • READ THE WIKI: • Syllabus • Course Schedule • Technology Page • You have 7 Days from a grade being posted to.... • Let me know its not there • Let me know you disagree • You drop the lowest Exam Score so... • NO MAKEUP EXAMS
Stuff to Keep you Sane • This class is a Marathon • Pace Yourself • Watch my Lectures • Come to class/Watch the class Video • Read the Book • Do the HW • Do as many problems/exercises/quiz questions as you can bear using MyAccountingLab • ASK FOR HELP! • At times the class is also a Sprint • Watch out for Exam 2, it comes very quickly after Exam 1
Syllabus Highlights • Dr. Steven Hornik • email: firstname.lastname@example.org • Course Webpages: • http://webcourses.ucf.edu • http://financialaccounting.wikispaces.com/ • Office BA1 432 • Phone: 407-823-5739 • Yahoo IM: shornik (or meebo me) • Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 3:00-4:30; and by appointment • Second Life Office Hours: Wednesday 10-11 PM and Friday 10-11 AM and by appointment • Would you like to be able to call me while I’m in SL? Let me know and I can enable that feature
Teaching Assistant & Other Assistants • Ling Huang • E-mail: email@example.com • Office Hours: • Cindy Wu • E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org • Office Hours: • L Sun • E-mail: email@example.com • Office Hours: • Terri Berry • E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org • Office Hours:
Textbook • Financial Accounting • Harrison & Horngren • Third Custom Edition for UCF • ISBN: 0-536-55644-X • MyAccountingLab • CourseID: XL0F-T1GY-101Y-6DC2
Other Requirements • Get Accounts for: • Twitter • Used for Extra-Credit • Second Life • Used for Lectures, Virtual Office Hours, Study Groups, HW Assignments and Instruction of Accounting Concepts • MyAccountingLab • Register for ACG2021 Fall 2009 - Hornik • Course ID: XL0F-T1GY-101Y-6DC2 • Download Software: • Second Life • Or use in Labs on UCF campus • Cmap Tools • Or use in Labs on UCF campus
At Your Convenience Section, What’s that mean? • Class Time will be used for going over End of Chapter Exercises and Problems • Class is optional (coming to, not watching the video) and will be video-taped, with streaming available ~1 hour after class ends. • Link to Class-Video is available via WebCourses • No in-class Lectures • Lectures are available on-line: • Web-based • Via Webcourses or • Via http://www.mydebitcredit.com/test-new-page/screencasts/ • Second Life • 3 locations on Teaching 4 • iPod or .wmv Video download • Via Webcourses
Exams • Testing Lab Procedures • Valid UCF ID card required • Allowed Materials • Financial Calculator • Scratch Paper will be Provided • Read All Testing Lab Procedures on Syllabus • Reporting Problems • Acceptable Use • Food & Drink • Unauthorized material • Via WebCourses • You MUST log into via WebCourses (NOT myUCF) • Testing Lab BA2, 104 • Multiple Choice • Password may be Required to begin exam • If so, I will e-mail you the password prior to the exam • If not, you will need to click no when asked to provide a password • Tests will occur over multiple days • Starting at 7:00 AM • Ending at Midnight • Multiple versions of the exam will be automatically generated • I will NOT be present • Do NOT attempt to exit and re-take the exam! • NO MAKE-UP Exams will be given There are 5 Exams – Drop the Lowest Score
Homework • Assignments are described in the Syllabus, Due dates can be found: • Syllabus (Wiki) • Class Schedule (Wiki) • Calendar (Second Life) • Graded Assignments: • Concept Maps (see syllabus) • Due Dates are also found on WebCourses Calendar • MyAccountingLab Problems (see syllabus) • You have 3 Tries, use them All! • Due Dates are also found on MyAccountingLab Calendar • Second Life Assignments (see syllabus) • HW assigned on class schedule (Exercises) are NOT graded • To gauge YOUR understanding of the material • To do well in the class requires.... • Repetition, Repetition, Repetition • HW, HW, HW • Take advantage of the resources provided • Cmaps, Second Life, Meebo (communicate with me), My Accounting Lab, TAs and Me!
ACG 2021 • Technology Used: • Second Life, Cmap Tools, Twitter and Meebo
Second Life Uses • Watch Lectures • Interact with 3-D accounting Content • Meet in groups to discuss accounting? • Meet with me to discuss accounting? • Limited to ~50 Avatars at one time • Available 24/7 • Initially we won’t have a schedule • Have Fun!
Steps for using Second Life • Second Life Getting Started (link on Wiki) • Join Second Life • Pick Avatar Name / Shape • Download Viewer • Find our Class Land • Teaching 4 (59,162,22) • Set Home Here • Ctrl-shift-H, takes you home from anywhere in SL • Join the Class Group (needed to access content) • UCFCBA Accounting • Search Groups and Join • Cost $L0 • Let me know what your Second Life Name is • Click the Registration board in my office in SL
Second Life Guidelines • Linden Lab Policies • No Intolerance • No Harassment • No Assaulting • Pushing, Shoving, Shooting • No Disclosure • Residents are entitled to privacy • Me, You and your classmates • No Indecency • No Disturbing the Peace • ACG 2021 Policies • Clothing is Mandatory • Wear anything you wish • Accounting objects will be shared • We share space on an Island with others • Be respectful of other builds • Be respectful of other avatars • Scheduled Events • Show up on Time
IBM Virtual World Guidelines (subset) • Adopted for ACG2021 • Engage • Explore responsibly • Use Good Judgment / Witnessing Inappropriate Behavior • There is good and bad in SL, judge whether or not you should proceed • Know how to leave (Ctrl-H) • Protect the name of UCF • You are representatives of UCF • Protect others privacy • Mine, Yours, your Classmates
Twitter • Communication Tool • What are you doing now? • We’ll use for Extra-credit • What’s the first Asset to appear on the Balance Sheet? • Steps to use Twitter: • Get a twitter account • Friend, acg2021 • Turn on Notifications if you want messages on your cell phone • Let me know what your twitter name is • Same place: Second Life registration board
Cmap • Concept Map Tool • Steps to use Cmap: • Download Cmap • Watch the How-To Videos • Do Cmap#1 due 09/03/09
Meebo • Communication Tool • Used for sending IM’s • May be used for group chats • If the need arises • Accessible via the class wiki • You don’t need an IM account • You don’t need a Yahoo account • You can IM me or TA’s whenever/wherever as long as you have Internet Access (and one of us is online)
WikiSpace • Our WebPage • Syllabus • Schedule • Technology Pages • Un-graded Solutions • PowerPoint's • Use it to watch How-To Videos • Use it to view Student Cmaps • Use it to IM me via Meebo • You don’t need to Join
Holy *&^% That’s a lot of different Technology • “I did not use it because i did not perceive it as being necessary to learn accounting. People in the past have learned accounting just fine without all of these technologies. My view is KISS, keep it simple stupid”. (Fall 2007) • Don’t worry it’s all pretty easy • If you need help, there are How -To Demo Videos on the Wiki
Extra Credit • Many Opportunities throughout the semester • One outlet will be Twitter • First n students to Tweet the correct answer will get a set amount of points (2) • Next n students to Tweet the correct answer will get less points (1) • Other vehicles – Research opportunities • Paper • Concept Maps • Must do 1st 5 before doing Extra-Credit Maps • Extra-credit Maps are worth 2.5 points each • Take advantage of this, remember the Rate my Professor, you can pass this course even if you do poorly on the exams (D’s).
To Do... • By Wednesday January 14th, • Read Syllabus • Watch Chapter 1 Lectures • Cmap #1, Due 01/12 • MyAccountingLab Ch. 1, Due 01/28 • Cmap#2, Due 01/28 • Second Life Assignment#1, Due 01/28 • Work on End of Chapter Exercises • See Class Schedule • Get Accounts and Download Software