Abstract for: The need for a System Dynamics Based Open Source, Online Interactive Learning Environment Creation Tool.
System Dynamics needs a tool which allows modelers to create Interactive Learning Environments that represent not only the behavior of the model they interface with, but the structure as well. Open Dialect is a free and open source tool which does just that, plus it allows modelers to create ILEs for the web. Open Dialect does not require any previous knowledge of programming. The purpose of this paper is to introduce the reader to Open Dialect, and to show the reader that Open Dialect allows modelers to create effective, intuitive, modern, aesthetically pleasing, online ILEs that will help the System Dynamics community reach out to a broader audience.