I am an educator (with a linguistics and computer in education background) trying to design an educational website, but I have limited programming (as in, "none") skills. Basically, students would be answering questions (on aspects of their culture) on the web > the answers would be sent to a database > then graphically represented like the cia example on http://www.corda.com/examples/go/ to allow drilling down analyses. From there, other activities would take place (as in discussions and projects about comparing answers to questions from people of different cultures). There would be an adult side to the site, as well, where adults would essentially do the same thing. Communication between kids (and between adults) of different countries would be another nice feature, although there are websites that specializes with that aspect and could be linked to. Other activities designed to allow reflection would be designed as well. Since I do not want to make any profits with this, but not lose my shirt either, I would like to know if there is an easier way or less expensive way to do this. The website (corda) gives me a $2500 cost associated with the price of their software. Do other database programs (like filemaker,...) have the capability of doing this? Or, can it be built around these programs? This would be an educational, humanitarian project designed to change the minds of kids/schools/adults around the world (that can afford a computer ... [the program can accommodate a one computer classroom situation too]). Language would be an issue. I am envisaging 6 main language portals (arabic, hebrew, spanish, hindi, mandarin, french, english). Of course the communication between students/adults whose languages would be different poses a challenge. I suppose well-educated adults would be English peakers. But, the intent is to reach the non-English speakers and that could be a challenge. Automatic translation services might be helpful (even though --obviously--imperfect). Penpal collaboration could be be used in that a kid --say-- writing in Hindi could ask a East-Indian kid of another country to translate the question,... serving as a go-between. In view of the racial and religious wars around the world, I think this project would be valuable. Any ideas?