Title: Encarta Encyclopedia
Cost: $ 39.95
Number of Players: 1+
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed: Computer
Subject Area: Variety of subjects/grade
Objectives: To provide informative
resources on gaining accurate info on desied topics.
Brief Description: A multi-media encyclopedia
complete with info, sound, animation, timeline.
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 on a variety of subjects.
Lots of info on many topics ~ User friendly ~ Pictures useful in projects
Provides practice of relevant skills:
5 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:
Could be problematic for younger students.
Technical quality (durable, attractive):
Attractive and realsitic sound as well as graphics.
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
Clear directions for play: 4
User friendly, however no structured directions.
Effectiveness of debriefing:
the student comes away with a better grasp on the topic reserched.
Could be boring ~ Info could be a problem for younger students.
Reviewer: Patti Dabiew
Position: ITMM Graduate Student
Computer System Reviewed on: Daewoo PC
PII 233 mhz, 32mb ram.