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ERIC Number: ED012405
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Apr
Pages: 1
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ENTHUSIASM, INTEREST, AND LEARNING--THE RESULTS OF GAME TRAINING, A STUDY OF SIMULATION TRAINING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO.
PATTEN, RONALD J.; STEINMETZ, LAWRENCE L.
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO'S SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, AN EVALUATION WAS MADE OF GAMING AS AN EFFECTIVE TRAINING DEVICE FOR LOWER RANKING MANAGEMENT AND RANK-AND-FILE PERSONNEL. PARTICIPANTS WERE COLLEGE STUDENTS AND PART-TIME STUDENTS, BELIEVED TO BE LIKE PERSONS INVOLVED IN MANAGEMENT TRAINING PROGRAMS AND PROGRAMS FOR RANK-AND-FILE EMPLOYEES. THE COURSE WAS INTRODUCTORY ACCOUNTING, DECISIONS BEING MADE ON FINANCE AND DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS OF A BUSINESS FIRM. THROUGH AN ACCOUNTING FEEDBACK SYSTEM, THESE DECISIONS RESULTED IN FINANCIAL DATA TO BE USED IN MAKING FURTHER DECISIONS. LEARNING AND ATTITUDES WERE COMPARED WITH THOSE OF STUDENTS TAUGHT THE SAME MATERIAL BY THE SAME PROFESSORS USING THE TRADITIONAL PRACTICE SET. THE GAME PARTICIPANTS TENDED TO SURPASS THEIR EXPECTATIONS, APPEARED TO LEARN MORE, LIKED THE COURSE, AND SEEMED TO BE INFLUENCED TOWARD CHOOSING A BUSINESS CAREER. THE NONGAME PARTICIPANTS' EXPERIENCE FAILED TO MEET THEIR EXPECTATIONS OF THE COURSE. COMPANIES INTERESTED IN TRAINING EMPLOYEES IN MECHANISTIC ROUTINE WORK WOULD DO WELL TO CONSIDER THE USE OF GAMES TO STIMULATE INTEREST AND REDUCE THE EXPENSE OF TRAINING (BY REDUCING THE NUMBER OF DROPOUTS AND FROM THE ECONOMIES OF THE SELF-TEACHING ASPECTS). THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN "TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT JOURNAL," APRIL 1967, A MONTHLY JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT, 313 PRICE PLACE, P.O. BOX 5307, MADISON, WISCONSIN 53705. (EB)
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Identifiers: Colorado (Boulder); UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO