Meaningful Notebooks and Enhanced Learning Using a Totally Menu-Driven Data Base and Decision Support Systems (DSS) Program


  • Ganesh Krishnamoorthy
  • Peter M. Markulis
  • Daniel R. Strang


Journals, also called notebooks or log books, are frequently used in conjunction with computerized business simulations. This paper discusses the use of notebooks, as a form of learning device. The paper takes the position that while notebooks are used by most instructors -- as a written assignment to accompany the simulation -- instructors are not sure what to expect of notebooks and/or have no criteria by which to evaluate notebooks. The paper suggests that a notebook’s use can be enhanced through the use of menudriven computer support programs. The paper describes one such support program written with LOTUS 1-2-3 (release 2.00)TM for the DECIDETM simulation.