ERIC Number: ED118113
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan-27
Reference Count: 0
APEX: A Computerized Simulation Game as the Basis for an Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Course.
Tannenbaum, Robert S.
APEX is a computerized gaming simulation; it is also the name of an interdisciplinary course in environmental problems in urban areas introduced at the School of Health Science, Hunter College of the City University of New York. In the course, students assume the roles of decision makers in both the private and public sectors. They receive data and make decisions necessary to "run" the community. Their decisions are used as input to a computerized simulation of the community. Results generated by the computer are used as the bases for subsequent problems and decisions. APEX stimulates student interaction and encompasses broad decision-making areas in an integrated manner. Student responses to the course has been positive, and there are plans to add more roles to the APEX simulation. (CH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Association for the Development of Computer-Based Instructional Systems Winter Conference (Santa Barbara, California, January 27, 1976)