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Paul Blayney

Paul Blayney

BCom Calg. MEc
Lecturer

Rm 308
H69 - Economics and Business Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9351 4355
Fax +61 2 9351 6638
paul.blayney@sydney.edu.au


Bio

Paul Blayney joined the Faculty in 1988 following three years at the University of Technology in Lae, Papua New Guinea. Prior to his academic career he completed his chartered accounting training with a "Big 8" public accounting firm in Calgary, Canada.

Paul Blayney's research interests are in the management accounting areas of cost allocation and product costing. He is also very involved with computer assisted education and has developed a computerised assignment marking system that is used in several courses within the Faculty and at other institutions.

Paul has undertaken and published the results of surveys into cost and management practices in several countries.

Publications

2013

5
Conference Paper/s

Blayney P, Kalyuga S and Sweller J 2013 'Task complexity & adaptive instruction: Some experimental findings of the isolated-interactive elements effect', 6th International Cognitive Load Theory Conference, Toulouse, France, 28th June 2013

2012

5
Conference Paper/s

Blayney P 2012 'Adaptive Instruction in an Accounting Context', 5th International Cognitive Load Theory Conference, Tallahassee, United States, 11th April 2012

2011

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Blayney P 2011 'An Analysis of Task Complexity in Learning', Proceedings of the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications ED-MEDIA 2011, Lisbon, Portugal, 1st July 2011

2010

4
Journal Article/s

Blayney P, Kalyuga S and Sweller J 2010 'Interactions between the isolated–interactive elements effect and levels of learner expertise: experimental evidence from an accountancy class', Instructional Science, vol.38:3, pp. 277-87

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Blayney P 2010 'Personalisation of an interactive accounting assessment', Proceedings of the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications ED-MEDIA 2010, Toronto, Canada, 2nd July 2010

Blayney P 2010 'Tedious Assignments Made Interesting and Enjoyable: Multiple Methods to Increase Engagement with a Mundane Accounting Task', Proceedings of the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications ED-MEDIA 2010, Toronto, Canada, 2nd July 2010

2009

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Blayney P 2009 'Knowledge Gap?  Accounting Practitioners Lacking Computer Programming Concepts as Essential Knowledge', Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications World Conference ED-MEDIA 2009, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, 26th June 2009

Blayney P 2009 'Interactive spreadsheet assignments providing immediate individualised feedback in first year econometrics (mathematics of finance)', Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications World Conference ED-MEDIA 2009, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, 26th June 2009

2008

4
Journal Article/s

Blayney P and Freeman M 2008 'Individualised interactive formative assessments to promote independent learning', Journal of Accounting Education, vol.26:3, pp. 155-65

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Blayney P 2008 'All of your latest multi-media requirements provided with your old software', Ed-Media 2008 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, Vienna, Austria, 4th July 2008

Blayney P 2008 'Interactive computer lab tutorials: The use of worked examples with formative and summative assessment', Ed-Media 2008 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, Vienna, Austria, 4th July 2008

2007

4
Journal Article/s

Freeman M, Bell A, Comerton-Forde C, Pickering J and Blayney P 2007 'Factors affecting educational innovation with in-class electronic response systems', Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, vol.23:2, pp. 149-70

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Blayney P 2007 'An Accounting Class That's Fun? Improving Student Interaction and Motivation with Multi-media and an Electronic Scoreboard', ED-MEDIA 2007- World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, Vancouver, Canada, 29th June 2007

Blayney P 2007 'A Cost Behaviour Learning Game', ED-MEDIA 2007- World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, Vancouver, Canada, 29th June 2007

Blayney P 2007 'Student Preference for Feedback Tone and Effect on Learning Outcomes', ED-MEDIA 2007- World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, Vancouver, Canada, 29th June 2007

2006

4
Journal Article/s

Freeman M, Blayney P and Ginns P 2006 'Anonymity and in class learning: The case for electronic response systems', Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, vol.22:4, pp. 568-580 Link

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Blayney P 2006 'An investigation of the incidence and effect of spreadsheet errors caused by the hard coding of input data values into formulas', Managing Spreadsheets: Improving Corporate Performance, Compliance and Governance - European Spreadsheet Risks Interest Group (EuSpRIG) Conference, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 7th July 2006

Blayney P 2006 'Interactive learning with adaptive annotation: An investigation of the outcomes', Proceedings of the 18th Annual World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (ED-MEDIA), Orlando, United States, 30th June 2006

Blayney P 2006 'A study of management accounting rule learning with immediate feedback computer assignments: The effect of providing detailed explanatory feedback', Proceedings of the 18th Annual World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (ED-MEDIA), Orlando, United States, 30th June 2006

11
Seminar Paper/s

Blayney P and Freeman M 2006 'Immediate interactive adaptive feedback, Best Practice in Assessment and Student Feedback, Sydney, Australia, 16 June 2006

2005

5
Conference Paper/s

Blayney P, Comerton-Forde C, Freeman M and Pickering J 2005 'Promoting interactive in-class learning environments using an electronic response system', Higher Education in a Changing World - Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Conference, Sydney, Australia, 6th July 2005

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Freeman M and Blayney P 2005 'Promoting interactive in-class learning environments: A comparison of an electronic response system with a traditional alternative', Proceedings of the Eleventh Australasian Teaching Economics Conference: Innovation for Student Engagement in Economics, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 1st January 2005-31st December 2005 Link

Blayney P 2005 'Interactive assignments used for formative and summative assessment', World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare and Higher Education - E Learn, Vancouver, Canada, 28th October 2005

2004

4
Journal Article/s

Blayney P and Freeman M 2004 'Automated formative feedback and summative assessment using individualized spreadsheet assignments', Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, vol.20:2, pp. 209-31

2003

1
Book/s

Blayney P 2003 'Excel VBA for Business', Pearson Education - Prentice Hall, Sydney, Australia, pp. 124

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Blayney P and Freeman M 2003 'Automated marking of individualised spreadsheet assignments: The impact of different formative self-assessment options', Seventh International Computer Assisted Assessment Conference, Loughborough University, United Kingdom, 9th July 2003

1998

4
Journal Article/s

Blayney P 1998 'Use of spreadsheet-based marking system for assignment administration', Australian Accounting Review

Research Expertise

  • Accounting information systems
  • Business Information Systems
  • Computer assisted education
  • Management accounting

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