Teaching quantitative biology with agent-based models and NetLogo (a QUBES Faculty Mentoring Network)►
Dates: Late January - April, 2015
Group Description: This faculty mentoring network will provide participants with a basic introduction to teaching agent-based modeling with NetLogo. The goal is to increase faculty awareness of how NetLogo-based activities can be used to build student understanding of the modeling process and complex biology processes.
Steve Railsback, Humboldt State University, author of "Agent-based and Individual-based Modeling: a Practical Introduction"
- For the group: The goal for this group is to facilitate interactions among peers, and between peers and mentors, to avoid the duplicative effort and needless inefficiencies of teaching in isolation.
- For individuals: The goal for each individual is to implement one or more ABM teaching modules in their course during fall semester. A secondary goal is to develop a deeper understanding of agent-based modeling concepts and NetLogo programming, and how to effectively teach them.
Intended Audience: Faculty who teach biology at any level and who would like help implementing their first ABM modules in courses.
Commitment: approximately 6-weeks, 2-3 hours/week (though, clearly, the more you put in the more you will get out)
Manager (direct questions to): Jeremy Wojdak