ERIC Number: ED064530
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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APEX (Air Pollution Exercise) Volume 1: Game Director's Manual.
Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Manpower Development.
The Game Director's Manual is the first in a set of 21 manuals (AA 001 009-001 029) used in APEX (Air Pollution Exercise), a computerized college and professional level "real world" simulation of a community with urban and rural problems, industrial activities, and air pollution difficulties. The participants, which may range in number from 18 to 75, each assume one of five decision-making roles: city or county politician, city or county planner, developer, industrialist, and air pollution control officer. An APEX game typically takes five sessions (cycles) of about four hours each; however, a minimum of three three-hour cycles is possible. A cycle, which represents a one-year period in the simulated urban environment, is composed of two major phases. The first is the game simulation during which the students participate in their interacting roles making decisions and forming policy. In the second phase decisions emerging out of the game simulation are analyzed by a computerized system of integrated simulation models. This computer analysis indicates changes in the urban area and becomes input into the game simulation of the next cycle. The APEX computer program (not included in manuals) is in Fortran IV and runs on an IBM 1130-2B computer or IBM 360-50 or higher series computer. (PR)
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Authoring Institution: Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Manpower Development.