I have been using ODEON software as an educational and research tool at Middle East Technical University since 2003. In graduate courses I offer at The Department of Architecture students model assigned projects using ODEON.
Over the years I have witnessed students with limited acoustical background, to my surprise, excelling in grasping room acoustics concepts like reverberation, clarity, lateral fraction and mastering acoustical modeling in one semester.
I believe this is an indicator of its effectiveness and power as an educational tool. Mechanical engineering seniors taking acoustics as an elective course also use it in projects as a partial requirement of the course.
I have also extensively applied ODEON in research involving prediction of acoustical characteristics of ancient dome type structures like mosques and Turkish baths and of disproportionate spaces like underground metro stations. ODEON has proven to be a viable research tool due to its flexibility and efficiency in modeling and analysis.