The Digital Field Trip to the Wetlands
The Digital Field Trip to the Wetlands promises to teach all the ecology you need to learn without getting your feet wet. Does it live up to its promise? Well, yes and no. It does provide an awful lot of information but the immediacy of seeing how a real wetland looks, feels and smells is lost.
On the other hand, having a digital field trip can actually be a good thing, since people actually visiting such a site can disrupt or cause harm to the animals and plants that live and grow within the environment.
The main problem with this CD-ROM is how boring it is. It is no better than sitting in a classroom listening to a teacher and seeing a slide show or watching one of those films I always had to listen to in grade school. And it isn't particularly exciting material. This could have been avoided with the addition of more Quicktime movies and the feeling of being able to explore on your own instead of being directed by the program.
Plenty of information is given but it is quickly forgettable and forgotten unless the intention is to have the student take notes, in which case the information is presented clearly.
Most people viewing this CD-ROM will listen with some interest and most likely forget the information within two days. For an educational CD, that's not very good. The fact that you are never allowed to explore on your own (or even allowed to feel like you are) makes this a big disappointment. ~ Lisa Karen Savignano, All Game Guide
The pictures are nice and well done. ~ Lisa Karen Savignano, All Game Guide
Loud and clear but a bit boring ~ Lisa Karen Savignano, All Game Guide
Very boring but full of facts. ~ Lisa Karen Savignano, All Game Guide
Listening to it once is okay. Anything after that is a chore. ~ Lisa Karen Savignano, All Game Guide
Gives a troubleshooting guide and installation guide, plus a quick reference page. ~ Lisa Karen Savignano, All Game Guide