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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New introductory tutorial video to using the Behaviour Composer

After more than 4 years the old tutorial has been replaced by this: http://youtu.be/WBCwwZZ0Vn8 And there is a new video demonstrating how to use the tutorial guides: http://youtu.be/SSj1lpV5dLw

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New video of building Schelling’s Segregation Model in the Behaviour Composer

Watch this: http://youtu.be/HALiXCTaoMk It is pretty rough — comments welcome.

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