Learning from simulation
There are also other valid ways to use simulations for learning. For the past year, Drew McManus and I have been working together on some ideas about the business of classical music; you may have seen the column and model on which we recently collaborated.
Now Drew has posted the first of a two-part series on a simulation he ran with students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Even if you're not involved in music, you may find his approach of interest and potential use; besides, he tells an interesting tale.