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ERIC Number: ED087426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Pages: 6
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Computer-Based Simulation Models for Community College Business Students.
Kahl, James
Instructors at Lower Columbia College in Longview, Washington use computer-based simulation models in lower level business administration courses. Prior to use, teachers must select and obtain a simulation, discuss it with campus computer personnel, set an operations schedule, obtain the necessary supplementary material, and test run the program. Actual classroom implementation requires that small groups of students be formed and needed background information be presented. Following this, the groups compete to see which can make the most effective decisions in a given situation. Almost 90% of the students favor the use of the simulation, and experience has shown it to be an effective instructional technique. It provides for a realistic application of theory and principles, teaches students the value of intragroup processes and communication in competitive decision-making environments, and documents the relevance of subject matter in related fields. In addition, students are motivated to learn and are provided with an introduction to computer applications. (PB)
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