ERIC Number: ED040606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug-1
Reference Count: 0
Development and Testing of a High School Business Game. Final Report.
McNair, Douglas D.; West, Alfred P., Jr.
A computer based business game to be used as a teaching tool in high school business-related courses was designed, developed, and tested. The game is constructed in modules that can be linked together in a variety of ways to achieve a different decision configuration for different class needs and a changing configuration over time to parallel the progression of the class. During the course of the project, a business environment was simulated with a mathematical model. The model was programed in FORTRAN IV, installed on a time sharing computer system, and documented for high school participants and a game administrator. The model was carefully tested prior to a full administration in a high school economics class. It was found that the model developed had the advantages of stability, rationality, and controllability, although it was found to be too competitive in the marketplace allowing the results of teams' decisions to be extremely separated. (Author/SP)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
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