ERIC Number: ED104697
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
METRO-APEX Volume 1.1: Game Overall Director's Manual. Revised.
University of Southern California, Los Angeles. COMEX Research Project.
The Game Overall Director's Manual is one of a set of twenty-one manuals used in METRO-APEX 1974, a computerized college and professional level, computer-supported, role-play, simulation exercise of a community with "normal" problems. Stress is placed on environmental quality considerations. APEX 1974 is an expansion of APEX--Air Pollution Exercise (ED 064 530-550; ED 075 261; ED 081 619), and includes roles for an environmental quality agency, water quality manager, solid waste manager, and various pressure groups, in addition to the previously developed roles of city and county politicians, city and county planners, air pollution control office, developers, industrialists and newspapers. Two industries have been added, as have a number of program options. A recommended "starter set" includes single copies of volumes 1.1, 2.1, 9.1, 11.1 through 18.1, three copies of volume 3.1, five copies of volume 4.1, six copies of volume 5.1, two copies of volume 6.1, three copies of volume 7.1, two copies of volume 8.1 seven copies of volume 10.1, two copies of volume 19.1, three copies of volume 20.1, and six copies of volume 21.1. The METRO-APEX computer program is in Fortran IV and runs on an IBM 360-50 or higher series computer. (BT)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Games, Higher Education, Management Games, Pollution, Professional Training, Role Playing, Simulated Environment, Simulation, Urban Environment, Urban Problems
The METRO-APEX computer program described in this abstract is available from COMEX Project, The John and Alice Tyler Building, 3601 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, California 90007
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Control Programs Development Div.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles. COMEX Research Project.