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Agent-Based Models as Scaffolds

Icon Written by Jeff on June 16, 2010 – 11:59 am

by Jeff Schank In its ordinary sense, a scaffold is a temporary structure used to support people and material in the construction or repair of a building or physical structure.  This ordinary sense of scaffold has been metaphorically applied to educational settings in which instructional scaffolding is a temporary educational support structure that provides resources, […]



Evolutionary Situated-Embodied Agents (ESEAs)

Icon Written by Jeff on April 13, 2010 – 1:01 pm

by Jeff Schank Agent-based models (ABMs) are often used to analyze systems that are either analytically intractable or not sufficiently understood to propose, for example, a set of differential equations to describe the spatiotemporal dynamics of the system.  The use of AMBs to investigate game-theoretical models with agents that are embodied and situated is a […]