Retirement of the BC2NetLogo tool

As of 31 October, 2017 Google App Engine will no longer support “channels”. The BC2NetLogo tool relied upon this to receive messages from the server. Luckily NetLogo Web is very robust today and is generally a better way to use … Continue reading

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Notes from 31 May ABM get-together

This ABM get-together was small (maybe because it was late in Trinity term) but very lively. There were 4 presentations and 7 participants. Anders Sandberg started by describing Modeling Agents with Probabilistic Programs. It is an interactive book which describes itself with “Agents … Continue reading

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ABM get-together report

Perhaps due to being so late in Trinity Term this was the smallest get-together in its long history. Maybe because there were only 9 participants it led to a wide range of interesting and deep discussions. Anders Sandberg of the … Continue reading

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Next agent-based modelling get-together

Interest in Oxford in agent-based modelling continues to grow, so we thought it is time to have another informal gathering to: ·  see who’s working on what sorts of problems ·  find out what software and packages are being used … Continue reading

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New release of Behaviour Composer and BC to NetLogo

A few bugs fixed in the Behaviour Composer. The Behaviour Composer to NetLogo program updated to include NetLogo 5.2.

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Agent-based modelling at the University of Oxford

IT Services offers an agent-based modelling (ABM) service – sound esoteric? Not so! ABM is a simulation technique that emphasizes modelling the interaction between autonomous agents or individuals. Think about the way ants forage – each ant might have a … Continue reading

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Report from Constructionism 2014 – Days 3-5

Thursday’s plenary keynotes began with Gary Stager who talked about constructionism and the maker movement.  Great examples at http://sylviashow.com/episodes from a young girl. Brian Harvey talked about the history of Snap! which he wishes could be called Scratch Senior (since Snap makes … Continue reading

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Report from Constructionism 2014 – Day 2

Chronis Kynigos talked about constructionist e-books.  Technically the idea is to have e-books that can have embedded in this live constructionist tools. Authoring tools, student tracking and learning analytics are  part of this large EU-funded project called MCSquared. 17 participants … Continue reading

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Report from Constructionism 2014 – Day 1

Mitchel Resnick began with a talk about the four P’s of creative learning: projects, peers, passion, and play. He argued that students should be encouraged to choose their own projects that they are passionate about. He is worried that too … Continue reading

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New release of the Behaviour Composer

This release includes better error handling, minor improvements, updated documentation and links, and bug fixes. Full details at https://code.google.com/p/modelling4all/source/list Also includes an improved introductory video.

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