The teaching material includes

  • the ED Tutorial which students can use to learn the software autonomously
  • a wide range of simulation case studies which vary in complexity and context of the problem
  • movies to demonstrate the practice of simulation in your classroom
  • slides to help you explain ED and simulation

Case studies

A strong feature of ED Classroom is its wide variety of case studies. Through a case study, students learn to investigate and work out a practical problem step by step: the 'learning by doing' principle. Beside the insight into the actual problem, another important objective is the development of competence in performing a simulation study.

Some case studies and related models can also be used for experimentation purposes, enabling the students to perceive complex systems in an entertaining manner and to test their own ideas. The modeling phase which led to the creation of the model is skipped. The case study and the models form the basis of the 'playing' part. The case studies differ with regard to level of difficulty as well as the number of hours students need to finish their assignment. INCONTROL delivers the case studies in MS Word doc-format, enabling teachers to make changes to the text at will, and all case studies are accompanied by a teacher's manual with answers and suggestions for variations in the assignment.

It is allowed to change and multiply the case studies for students and teachers as needed. Not only will teachers save a lot of time preparing their courses, they will also find them a source of inspiration to create case studies of their own should the need arise.


Movies are used for demonstration purposes in classroom or elsewhere. They have an .avi or .mpg-format and can be shown without using ED. They are made to demonstrate the Virtual Reality quality of Enterprise Dynamics and also often used at events where potential students visit universities.


The slides provide a quick ED overview which can be used outside a computer room, but also contain theory about probability distributions, steps in a simulation study etcetera. Use the slides to quickly set up your presentation.


In Tutorials you find very important tutorials for your students: the ED Tutorial developed for self-study and quick start guides to several topics such as 3D visualization, debugging and interaction with Excel and databases. Moreover, students will discover how valuable simulation is in practice. This often leads to students applying ED and simulation during internships and thesis projects.