Interactive Agent-Based Simulation Environment of SABER
In this paper, we describe SABER - Simulator for Agent Based Education Architecture. SABER provides an interactive simulation environment that employs methodology of agent based modeling. Users can model virtual worlds and run the models on SABER. SABER provides tools for visual programming suitable for rapid prototyping especially for teachers to construct educational material. Through user interfaces of SABER, users can access objects on their model during simulation runtime, and can update states and behavior of objects on-the-fly. Using teachers’ material on SABER, students can understand the model deeply by freely updating or enlarging the model.
KeywordsRapid Prototype Virtual World Simulation Engine Programming Methodology Common Lisp
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