ERIC Number: ED178070
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Simulating American Social Structure: An Interactive Game-Simulation for Career and Life Cycle Decisions.
Shreiner, Scott C.
CALIS is an interactive computer-based simulation developed to assess career decisions and to present decisional alternatives to the players in career and life path choices, assessing the relative consequences associated with these choices. The CALIS game-simulation places the player in the social-psychological situation of an individual confronting American society during the late adolescent through early middle age stages of the life cycle. This social-psychological situation is simulate-operationalized as a micro-economic decision making process where a player allocates his or her time and money to various aspects of the game. The mode of play permits the player to allocate these resources in any "life area," allowing the players to determine the importance of each area and the order of play. Beyond the resource allocation consideration, CALIS also collects player self-evaluations of the utility of their major decisions and the probability of success of attaining their game-oriented goals. The computer uses a graphic ratio-to-standard measure to make these utility and probability determinations. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Career and Life Interactive Simulation
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference on Instructional Computing Applications of the Indiana University Computing Network (6th, Indiana University, South Bend, IN, April 24-25, 1979)