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The purpose of this Translation Ideas page is to provide some information about how you can obtain some Diabetes / Insulin Tutorial Web pages for your own Diabetes Website.

At the AIDA Website we have set up an interactive educational Diabetes / Insulin Tutorial. This can be accessed directly at: http://www.2aida.org/tutorial and is quite fun. This is slightly different from most usual textual Web information, in that it is linked to the interactive educational Web-based 'AIDA on-line' diabetes simulator.

As a result, people while reading about say - balancing insulin and diet or insulin-dosage adjustment in diabetes - can click on HTML links to perform interactive simulations of some of what they have been learning about. For this we have set up some fast-track (hard coded) simulation Web pages - which link in with the tutorial text. The expectation is that this approach should be able to improve the learning process, as well as of course make it less passive (more interactive) and more fun.

However to benefit from such interactivity people need to visit the AIDA Website - which implies that they need to know something about, or at least be looking for, a diabetes simulator. We are of the belief that this approach could be of much wider interest and use. Therefore we have created a version of the Diabetes / Insulin Tutorial Web pages which can operate *externally* from the AIDA Website. Using this approach all interactive diabetes simulations (which require some dedicated server programs / setup) can all operate in a separate pop-up / new window.

To see an example of this working - you might like to check out: http://www.mendosa.com/www-2aida-org/tutorial.htm where you will be able to access a completely free version of the Diabetes / Insulin Tutorial which is running on a Yahoo! Geocities server. Clicking on the simulation links results in a pop-up / new window appearing to provide visitors with interactive simulations relevant to what they have been reading / learning about.

Some colleagues at other diabetes Websites have expressed interest in translating the HTML pages which make up this Diabetes / Insulin Tutorial into other non-English languages. The idea behind this is that - in this way - people for whom English is not a first language will still be able to benefit from the tutorial. Furthermore in reality the dynamically generated 'AIDA on-line' Web pages actually contain very little English language text. Therefore while *technically* it could entail a lot of programming work to translate the *dynamically* created simulation pages into other languages, in practice what some other Websites have observed is that simply having an explanation screen or two in the local language - explaining the key phrases of the simulations can be equally understandable. I hope this makes some sense.

The purpose of this Web page is to enquire if you might be interested in taking forward this idea for your own Website. If you might be interested in making use of this approach yourself, we could provide you *for free* with a copy of all the material that you can find at http://www.mendosa.com/www-2aida-org/tutorial.htm. Obviously you would need to edit the HTML to match the style / format / layout of your own Website, and translate the text. You could also, if you wished, display the tutorial pages within your own Website frames. It is expected that you would add some non-English-language explanations - perhaps via a pop-up Window - to explain key terms that currently appear on the 'AIDA on-line' dynamically generated pages in English. In this respect, included in the package of material is an English glossary of terms (check out: http://www.mendosa.com/www-2aida-org/explain.htm). This could obviously be translated into other languages, as well as your adding any further pre-'AIDA on-line' text to make everything as clear as possible to simulator users who do not understand English.

However provided the external diabetes simulation links remained intact - irrespective of what other editing took place - your site visitors could have access to >40 pages of useful diabetes / insulin tutorial material, as well as of course access via these to the AIDA on-line simulator.

It will be self-evident that while your site gets all these HTML pages and graphics for free, from our point of view hopefully more people will be exposed to what the Web-based diabetes simulator can offer. Longer-term this should actually be of benefit to visitors to both our sites.

In addition, more importantly, when we are in a position to take forward other (non-English) language versions of 'AIDA on-line' - it would be a trivial matter to change the external links from your local language tutorial pages to point to a separate language version of 'AIDA on-line'. In this way your Website could become a leading non-English-language partner to the AIDA diabetes simulation project.

If you think this suggestion might be of interest, you may also like to check out: http://www.2aida.org/webmaster where we outline some of our general ideas for collaboration with other not-for-profit / non-commercial diabetes Websites.

If you are interested in taking forward any of the ideas on this page, please do get in contact by using the on-line AIDA contact form.


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