Relevance to objectives:
- Very thorough and encompassing material covering not only the poetry,
but also including 6 hours of audio readings, biographical sketche and
easy to find and browse through indexes. Very nicely cross-referenced
so that the student can locate by poet, topic, first line, or word.
Provides practice of relevant skills: 5 - Allows the student to highlight information or lines of interest, as well as the capability to make notes in the margins, and mark pages for later referencing.
Likely to arouse/maintain interest: 5 - Due to its flexibility, it will keep the student interested because they have so many options available to them.
Likely to be comprehended clearly: 5 - It is very clearly laid out and easy to follow.
Technical quality: 4 -There are not a lot of graphics, just a soft picture in the background, but graphics might be distracting -- maybe?
Game: No winning or losing.
Evidence of effectiveness : N/A
Clear directions for play: Directions for use are concise and straightforward.
Effectiveness of debriefing: N/A
Strong Points: It
is very thorough and easy to browse through. Great for casual reading or
for doing an indepth study by poet, subject (ie: ballads, etc.) or topic
(ie: nature, romance, etc.)
Weak Points: Perhaps stronger graphics, although I personally would not need them.
Reviewer: Laura Austin
Position: Student, Professor Betrus Educ 410. SUNY Potsdam
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh PowerPC 6500/250, 32mb ram.