ERIC Number: ED048824
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
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HELP/PLANTRAN; A Computer Assisted Planning System for Higher Education.
Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, MO.
Chapter I of this manual for a planning simulation system for higher education presents some basic outlines to aid in the planning process, including the "outline of plans" as a concrete aid to systematic planning. This chapter also identifies some of the typical problems and barriers that hamper the planning process, and conveys the need for a structured planning approach. The second Chapter discusses simulation and modeling, and the third the modeling language. Basic elements of PLANTRAN are described in Chapter 4 and examples of model design are presented in Chapter 5. Chapter 6 discusses generating alternative plans with use of a System Driver, and Chapter 7 presents a summary. PLANTRAN exercises, a sample college model, and identification and description of error messages and common data errors comprise the appendices. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, MO.