ERIC Number: ED227260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Job Simulation--The Future in Business and Office Education.
Wells, Quentin T.
Unlike ordinary computer simulations that imitate the conditions of a real-life situation and allow several variables to be input, job simulations program a microcomputer to simulate the functions of one or more pieces of business or office equipment and to provide hands-on, interactive instruction to students on how to use that equipment. Good job simulation programs perform at least five functions. They simulate the functions and operations of a business system, provide exercise data for students to input into the simulated system, provide hands-on experience in the use of business forms and processes, give instant feedback to students on their performance, and record and store student performance scores for later evaluation by instructors. While job simulation programs are not without their limitations, they are worth their price in that they provide realistic job-task training in a manner that is challenging but does not create a threat of failure. (Appended to the report are descriptions of 27 business and office job simulation programs that are part of the Courseware for Hands-On Individual Computerized Education (CHOICE) microcomputer job simulation series.) (MN)
Descriptors: Business Education, Career Exploration, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Educational Benefits, Instructional Materials, Job Skills, Job Training, Microcomputers, Office Machines, Office Occupations Education, Office Practice, Program Effectiveness, Secondary Education, Simulation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: CHOICE Courseware; Job Simulations
Note: Presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (St. Louis, MO, December 3-7, 1982).