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ERIC Number: ED156211
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Computerized Gaming and Simulation in Higher Education: The METRO-APEX Experience.
Wolin, Jane
METRO-APEX is a computer based gaming simulation in which students study a large urban city and its surroundings by playing the roles of city and county politicians, industrialists, environmental control officials, city planners, land developers, and labor groups. METRO-APEX was played once a week for five weeks as part of one credit course in political science. The decisions made by the student players were coded at the end of each session and used as input to the METRO-APEX computer program. The output from the program told each player what has happened to the city during the year as a result of his input decisions, and served as a basis for the next session. Student evaluations of this learning experience were very positive. If the simulation is well designed, the computer programs are thoroughly tested and debugged, and sufficient funds and competent staff are available, such computerized simulations can enhance the learning experience in higher education. (Author/CMV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Rutgers The State University NJ
Note: Paper presented at the Conference on Computers in the Undergraduate Curricula (East Lansing, Michigan, June 20-22, 1977); For entire proceedings, see IR 006 142