AccountingPod, University of Waikato and Xero Learn join forces to deliver innovative in-class learning

A major content road-test for Xero Learn (Xero’s innovative new learning platform for educators)has been completed with AccountingPod delivering its dynamic content and auto-marking technology to 260 students from two AIS classes at the University of Waikato, New Zealand.

Waikato University, accounting lecturer, Jackie Allen explains why she chose to plug-in Xero Learn and AccountingPod to her courses,

“I am always on the look-out for opportunities to integrate new technology learning into my Accounting Information Systems papers. A few years ago, I piloted and then fully implemented a module introducing my students to Xero Accounting Software. This initiative was a great success. Familiarity with Xero has become almost a baseline requirement for entering the accounting workforce.  So, when AccountingPod came along with content and teaching tools for Xero and now Xero Learn, I jumped at the chance to innovate.”

Rising to the challenge to provide real-world business experience for students in the cloud, AccountingPod has teamed up with Xero Learn to provide the realistic content case studies and auto-marking of student work on Xero.

Judith Cambridge, co-founder of AccountingPod believes that auto-marking for teachers is the secret sauce to their content case studies.

“We save teachers hundreds of hours of marking time so they can focus on other valuable areas of teaching. We also mark at a more granular level to really understand the student learning journey on an accounting platform like Xero Learn.“


AccountingPod provided a realistic agri-business data set and teaching content to Waikato University over a four week period, populating 6,000 data lines for each student case study and auto-marking nearly five million data points from Xero Learn.

Read the full article by Xero’s Michelle Taggart.