to objectives: 5 (program gives user many
mediums to explore geography)
Provides practice of relevant skills: 3
Likely to arouse/maintain interest:5(Intyense colors and images along with many alternitives will keep user both aroused and prolong possible usage.
Likely to be comprehended clearly:4
Technical quality (durable, attractive): 5(excellent state of the art graphics as well as images make this a very attractive program)
Game: Winning dependent on player actions (rather than chance): (exploritory only)
Simulation: Validity of game model (realistic, accurate depiction): (exploritory only)
Evidence of effectiveness (e.g. field-test results):
Clear directions for play:5
Effectiveness of debriefing:
images as well as medium alternitives provides user with many options and
will maintain interests. The control panel is also very useful with its
magnification capibilities and readout button. Overall the software is
excellent and will bennifit Social Studies classrooms.
Weak Points: no weak points visible
Reviewer: Erin P McCarten
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh PowerPC 6500/250, 32mb ram.