Title: Microsoft Encarta 96
Playing Time: unlimited
Number of Players: 1
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed: CD-Rom,
IBM or compatible
Subject Area: Resource
Brief Description: A resource for research
and discovery. Includes pictures, movies, sound, maps and games.
Entry Capabilities Required: basic computer
Relevance to objectives: 4
Effective for initial research.
Provides practice of relevant skills:
Likely to arouse/maintain interest: 3
Likely to be comprehended clearly: 4
Technical quality (durable, attractive):
Game: Winning dependent on player actions (rather
than chance): 2 Player can "click"
until the right answer appears.
Simulation: Validity of game model (realistic,
accurate depiction): N/A
Evidence of effectiveness (e.g. field-test
Clear directions for play: 3
Effectiveness of debriefing:
Weak Points: Game is very long and time
consuming- students may lose interest quickly.
Reviewer: Laurie Kiah
Location : http://simcoe.dbassociates.com/cdshare/msenc.htm