Baruch’s “Guide to Financial Statements” Online Tutorial Wins Award

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 New York, NY – March 2, 2007—“Guide to Financial Statements,” a web tutorial developed by the Baruch Computing and Technology Center (BCTC) and the Zicklin School of Business’ Stan Ross Department of Accountancy, with technical assistance from Kognito Solutions LLC, has received an award from the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT).  

MERLOT confers an annual Classic Award to one outstanding resource from each of 15 disciplines. The Editorial Board for Business has selected Baruch’s “Guide to Financial Statements” as the winner of its 2007 Classic Award. Baruch makes the tutorial freely available for educational purposes, and it is used by students and faculty nationwide.  It is located on in the Digital Media Library on Baruch’s web site.  “Guide to Financial Statements”

Ping Zhou, a former Assistant Professor of Accountancy at Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business who is now at Lehman Brothers, served as the main content contributor and reviewer for the tutorial, and Louise Klusek, Newman Library’s Head of Reference, was a key member of the development team.

The tutorial is part of the college’s effort to provide students with discipline-specific information literacy skill and was developed in response to faculty reports that students were not sufficiently knowledgeable of these concepts. The tutorial explains income statements, balance sheets and cash flow statements, and includes interactive activities, quizzes and a printable study guide.

The award will be presented at MERLOT’s international conference in August.  MERLOT is a cooperative of higher education institutions and it maintains an open repository of online learning resources hosted by the California State University System.


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