Title:Ecarta 97
Overall Rating:(4) Has room for improvement.
Source: Microsft
Playing Time: Not Applicable
Date: 2/12/99
Cost: $ 79.95 ( 98 edition of Encarta)
Number of Players:1
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed:CD-Rom and user manual
Subject Area: All Subjects
Objectives: Researching topics,enhancing basic knowledge of topics,and basic education using multimedia.
Brief Description:This is an encyclopedia that contains information on all subjects, it also contains multimedia presentations,as well as colorfull pictures.
Entry Capabilities Required:User should be fimilar with the computer and it's functions.  If not good with computers follow the manual step by step.

Rating: (1-5)

Strong Points: The information is easly accessable.  The games help reinforce the information that is being learned.  The pictures peak interest and are easy to copy for projects and presentations.  Some of the information has pictures and sound that when combined provides a presentation which is conducive to learning.  The pull down menues make finding information quick and easy.  It is not hard to get lost using this software.
Weak Points: The information might be a little too advanced for young children (6th grade or lower).  Navigating the program might also be difficult with out adult supervision and assistance.
Reviewer: Marcia Milk
Position: Student
Date: 2/10/99
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh PowerPC 6500/250, 32mb ram.