Title: The Groliers
Playing Time:Not Applicable
Cost: $21.95 http://www.shoplet.com/cdrom/gr
Number of Players:Not Applicable
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed:Cd-Rom
Subject Area: Covers all subject ares.
Objectives: To reasearch topic ares.
To breifly introduce topics for research.
Brief Description: It includes short movies,
music, and is and encyclopedia.
Entry Capabilities Required: Limited computer
skills-do not have to be proficent.
Relevance to objectives:(3) It introduces
topic areas for research but does not go into depth abou topics.
Not very adequate for researching a topic.
The movie films and music add excitement to an otherwise boring encyclopedia.
The inforation is valid and good for geting ideas for possible reseaech
on a specific topic.
Provides practice of relevant skills:Not
Applicacble to program.(there are no games or interactions with software)
Likely to arouse/maintain interest:(3)
There is not enough pictures or movie clips to keep users interested.
It has no games or fun activities to do. It is as interesting as
any other encyclopedia the only difference is this is on the computer.
Likely to be comprehended clearly: (5)
Very comprehendable. Children should not have a problem understanding
information or applying it.
Technical quality (durable, attractive):
(4) For the limited technology that this software contains it is
durable and somewhat attractive. The short films and colorfull grphic
enhance its attractiveness.
Game: Winning dependent on player actions (rather
than chance): Not Applicable(no
Simulation: Validity of game model (realistic,
accurate depiction): Not Applicable(no
Evidence of effectiveness (e.g. field-test results):
(2)I couldn't find hardly any information about France or French culture.
I would have had a hard time trying to compose a presentation or research
paper form the information given.
Clear directions for play:
Not Applicable(no games)
Effectiveness of debriefing:Not
There are no games and not enough graphics to keep interest in this software.
The information given is not enough to compose any sort of paper or presentation
with. This software wouldn't be very helpfull to students or teachers.
This software provides minimal information.
Reviewer: Marcia Milk
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh
PowerPC 6500/250, 32mb ram.