The Epidemic Game Maker provides a way to quickly and easily make models of epidemics and turn the models into games.
My experience when we use the Behaviour Composer tool is that all students are fully involved in building the Sugarscape model, testing various assumptions, and seeing what conclusions they can draw. This is no mean feat! Many colleagues at other business schools are quite surprised, to say the least, when I tell them that we get an entire class of MBA students to build agent-based models.
Dr. Felix Reed-Tsochas, Director, Complex Systems Studies, Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, Oxford University
Modelling4All, combined with the support of Ken and Howard, enabled me to produce easily and quickly an absorbing and stimulating computer practical for my undergraduate students. In my case, the practical allowed the students to study and manipulate the spread and control of a hypothetical disease, in particular exploring the role of infection networks, but I see the possibilities of Modelling4All in teaching many areas of biology, and have recommended it to my colleagues.
Dr. Robert Belshaw, Zoology, Oxford University
The Behavioral Composer is an extremely helpful tool for all those who are new to agent-based modelling. It enables students in getting familiar with this type of bottom-up modelling in a relatively short time, and immediate results in terms of animations enhance students’ excitement for learning more about this modelling approach.
Dr. Mathias Czaika, Research Officer, International Migration Institute, Oxford University
Since being introduced to the platform in October 2008, we have been using M4A in our organisation (a research institute). Not only have we made significant headway on our modelling projects, but we have been able to make the process more participatory, sharing models and interacting easily with a range of different people. This has been fun for me and for others in our team...Thank you!
Dr. Richard Taylor, Stockholm Environment Institute
If you are not trained in programming languages, the Modelling4All project gives you the tool you need for building complex agent-based models in a very fast and effective way. And you can easily share your results in an interdisciplinary community. The Modelling4All project is fantastic for an archaeologist like me who explores new methods in my field.
Andreas Duering, MA, MSt student at the School of Archaeology, University of Oxford
Eduserv's mission is to realise the benefits of IT for learning and research. Funding projects such as Modelling4All enables innovative new approaches to be developed and made freely available for the benefit of learners and researchers.
Andy Powell, Research Programme Director, Eduserv