Development of an Introductory Financial Accounting OER at Athabasca University
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A project underway at Athabasca University to develop an Introductory Financial Accounting text as an open educational resource will be described. The resource will be used in one of the University’s largest undergraduate courses, Introductory Financial Accounting. The course has more than 1,700 registrations per year. Over 1,000 pages and 13 chapters of instructional and supplementary material have been developed. The genesis of the project, and the general writing process and challenges encountered, will be discussed. Plans to concurrently produce paper-based and online, enhanced versions of the text will be discussed.