Links to Class and Tutorial Class Videos & Materials
This page gives links to videos, slide, and other material offered for various modeling classes delivered by Nathaniel Osgood at the University of Saskatchewan. I hope that you find these materials useful in advancing your understanding.
Viewers of this page may also be interested in looking at videos of topical talks.
Full length courses (including both lectures & tutorials):
- My most refined & extensive Agent Based Modeling (ABM) materials can be found here. This intensive and fairly extensive set of course materials includes hands-on lectures, tutorials regarding the basics of Java (as required for AnyLogic), in-class exercises, individual exercises, and distributed many example models not otherwise included with AnyLogic. Most videos, screencasts, and audio are now available.
- My most refined & extensive System Dynamics (Stock and Flow) Modeling screencast videos collected from across my multiple courses. Some tutorials are further available in screencast form.
- Dynamic modeling materials from the Spring 2013 version of my undergraduate course394 (Simulation principles) has some material oriented towards a more quantitative audience (in this case, of those with Engineering, Physics, and Computer Science background)
- Agent-Based Modeling for Health Policy. Older material are from my MIT Spring 2012 course 15.879.
- Deprecated: 2011 Agent-Based Modeling bootcamp for Health Researchers and Full-semester course on health modeling using AnyLogic (University of Saskatchewan course CMPT 858). These courses focus on Agent-Based modeling but CMPT 858 also covers some System Dynamics and Discrete Event modeling, and discussions of hybrid approaches between Systems Science methods and with decision analysis. Most lectures & tutorials include screencasts. The material in these courses are deprecated, as most of it has been superceded by more refined material for the ongoing MIT course 15.879. Readers interested in Agent-Based modeling in AnyLogic are advised to instead consult the MIT Course material referenced above.
Speaker Video & Screen Capture
Screen Capture or Audio Only
NB: .avi screencast files should be viewed using the freely downloadable Quicktime 7 player
Reuse of Material
I have placed this information online in hopes that it will be of useful to a broader set of people. Users are welcome to distribute links to this page without restriction. I grant rights of non-commercial reuse (including reposting) of the material I have created for educational purposes, as long as it doesn't conflict with the rights of any other individuals.
If you are seeking to reuse this material, just drop me a brief email notification (osgood 'at' cs.usask.ca) to let me know of your planned use, and I request the courtesy of a citation with the repost indicating the original source of materials. I am especially interested in staying in touch with other educators who adopt components of the class material above for use in their own courses. Among other benefits, sending along your address will allow me to notify you of significant updates, of supplemental artifacts (e.g. models) that may be of interest, and could allow for exchange of ideas and suggestions on improving the material.
Please be encouraged to write me if there are any topics on which you feel additional tutorials would be useful.