Mastering the Blend: Students’ Value of Classroom and Online Components in a Blended Accounting Course

Lynette Nagel
University of Pretoria, South Africa

Louwtjie Venter
University of Pretoria, South Africa


A top-scoring student dreams of becoming a chartered accountant, one of the most prestigious professions around. He is selected and enrols for one of the most challenging programmes at one of a few universities that offer this degree. At the end of his first year he fails financial accounting, the subject that he has to pass through all his years of study as the cornerstone of his career. It is a devastating blow, and it will probably derail his future, as well as erode the reputation of the institution with the professional body, as in four years fewer professionals will be delivered to industry.

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