Data analytics problems, methods and software are changing rapidly. Learning how to learn new technologies might be the most important skill for students to develop in an analytics course. We present a pedagogical framework that promotes self-regulated learning and metacognition and three student-driven assignments that can be used in accounting analytics and other courses that incorporate technology. The assignment can be used by faculty who do not have training in analytics. The assignments adopt a learn-through-teaching approach that helps students: 1) define a conceptual or technical knowledge gap; 2) identify resources available for filling that gap; 3) work independently to acquire the desired knowledge; 4) break knowledge into components and arrange in a logical sequence; and 5) reinforce knowledge by presenting to others in an accessible manner. These assignments equip students with confidence and capabilities that will enable them to keep up with advances in technology.

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