Title: The New Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
Overall Rating:  C
Source: Satterlee 300 software cabinet
Playing Time:  N/A (this encyclopedia can be used for as little or as much time as the students need)
Date: 1995
Cost: $ $21.95 http://www.shoplet.com/cdrom/gr olier.html
Number of Players: N/A (since this is an encyclopedia it could be used by as many or as little students as desired)
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed: CD-Rom
Subject Area: This software would work for any subject area.
Objectives: To find simple explanations on several different topics, to learn about several different subject areas through these different topics, to research a particular topic.
Brief Description: This software is simply an encyclopedia on CD-rom.  It includes several features such as short films, music, maps, and texts.
Entry Capabilities Required: Reading Ability, Slight Computer Abilities

Rating: (1-5)

Strong Points: The movie bites and music are interesting, something that could not be found by using a simple printed encyclopedia.  Also the entries that are included in the encyclopedia are very clear and precise.
Weak Points: There are definately not enough areas covered that I could use in French classroom.  I don't think that this program would be useful to me as a teacher of foreign language.  Also the features that are included need to be expanded to add more varieties.  There are only three movie bites under each topic and for music selections there are only ten. I had a lot oif problems installing this program on my disk and found it to be very frustrating.
Reviewer: Jennifer Alford
Position: EDUC 410
Date: September 16,1998
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh PowerPC 6500/250, 32mb ram.