Title: The World Book Encyclopedia
Source: World Book Inc.
Playing Time: N/A
Cost: $ 39.95 plus $5.00 ship&hand.
after $30.00 mail in rebate, for 1999 updated version. http://www.worldbook.com
Number of Players: 1+
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed: Computer
Subject Area: Variety of subjects/grade
Objectives: To provide resources and
on a variety of topis/subjects.
Brief Description: A multi-media encyclopedia
complete with info, sound, animation, timeline and a world atlas that includes
alphabatized Country and state maps.
Entry Capabilities Required: Must be able
to read and type as well as have the ability to navigate with a mouse.
Relevance to objectives: 5
Lots of info & a host of resources at your fingertips.
Lots of info on many topics ~ User friendly.
Provides practice of relevant skills:
4 Provides useful info and practice of typing & reading
Likely to arouse/maintain interest:
Lots of good info, but not really entertaining.
Likely to be comprehended clearly:
Very user friendly & easy reader for all age students.
Technical quality (durable, attractive): 5 Lots
of realistic graphics to reinforce material.
Game: Winning dependent on player actions (rather
than chance): N/A
Simulation: Validity of game model (realistic,
accurate depiction): 4 Not a game,however,
graphics are realistic and accurate to topic.
Evidence of effectiveness (e.g. field-test
Unsure on test results.
Clear directions for play: 5 Provides
a tour with easy to follow directions.
Effectiveness of debriefing:5
The student has gained a better understanding of the topic they researched
and was is able to retrieve with little time invested.
Could be boring ~ Info somewhat droning.
Reviewer: Patti Dabiew
Position: ITMM Graduate Student
Computer System Reviewed on: Daewoo PC
PII 233 mhz, 32mb ram.