Department of Financial Accounting

Annelien van Rooyen

College of Accounting Sciences
School of Accountancy
Department: Financial Accounting
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 012 429 4539


  • Magister Computationis (Unisa, 1997)
  • Honours-Baccalaureus Computationis (Unisa, 1984)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) (University of Pretoria, 1983)
  • Registered Assessor – IEB (Independent Examinations Board), 2005

Fields of academic interests

  • Accounting Education
  • Distance Education
  • Open Distance Learning
  • Open Distance e-Learning
  • Technologies/Multimedia use and Mobile Learning

Journal articles

  • Integrating MXit into a distance education Accounting module.

Journal: Progressio Vol. 32 (2): 52-64

  • Effective integration of SMS communication into a distance education accounting module.

Journal: Meditari Accounting Research Vol. 18 (1): 47-57

  • Exploring a blended learning approach to improve student success in the teaching of second year Accounting.Co-author: P Prinsloo.

Journal: Meditari Accounting Research Vol. 15 (1): 51-69.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Member of South Africa Institute of Chartered Accountants (since 1985)
  • Member of South African Institute for Distance Education (since 2008)
  • Winner of the Unisa’s Excellence in Tuition Award (2011)
  • Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association of Southern Africa – commendation award for national excellence in teaching and learning (2011)