Accession Number : AD0776138

Title :   Computer Simulation as an Aid to Managers of Training.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Wagner,Harold ; Butler,Patrick J.

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 105

Abstract : General Purpose Simulation System (GPSS) sumulations of hypothetical self-paced training programs were performed in this study. The purpose was to evaluate the utility of this technique as a planning aid for managers of training who are faced with implementing a self-paced course. These managers must have information that permits reliable and accurate planning of instructional resources, facilities, and materials. Other variables that entered the model included attrition rates, absentee rates, and follow-on course quotas. The final GPSS model forecasts such items as the daily training load, the daily student output, and the number of absentees. In addition, the model permits the evaluation and selection of optimum follow-on course scheduling policies. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *TRAINING, MODELS, SCHEDULING, PLANNING, MANAGEMENT, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE