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Mallon, Melissa, Ed. – Public Services Quarterly, 2014
In the age of self-checkout machines and entire television networks devoted to do-it-yourself home improvement projects, the DIY ethic seems to be around to stay. The desire to be self-sufficient and use one's time more efficiently is hard to pass up, especially for busy academic librarians. This column is devoted to resources that not only…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Educational Resources, Library Services, Web Sites
Reppert, James E. – 1995
This paper describes and evaluates the instructional uses of the Claris Works and Ultimedia Tools Series authoring programs and the following titled software programs: CNN Time Capsule: 100 Defining Moments of 1993; Windows Magazine: 1994; Ultimate Digital Studio; Data Trek Manager Series; and Cinemania '95. (AEF)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programming), Computer Software Development, Computer Software Reviews, Computer Uses in Education
Lewis, Jeremy R. T. – 1989
This critical review of 13 political science software simulations and tutorials rates the programs both by quality of presentation and by educational content. Courseware does have a truly interactive nature yet allows the student to be in an active mode of control. The software programs reviewed feature a variety of graphic, textual, and…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Computer Software Reviews, Courseware
Armstrong, Karen; And Others – Technology & Learning, 1995
Provides a list, organized by company, of access software appropriate for special education users, and general software such as productivity tools and educational and recreational software. Sidebars include: software accessibility features to consider; the Alliance for Technology and Access; and contacts for publishers and special education…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Computer Software Reviews, Computer Software Selection, Disabilities
Lopez, David; McLester, Susan – Technology and Learning, 1994
Reviews four current software titles recommended for use in the ESL (English-as-a-Second-Language) classroom: Story Club; Steps to English Language Development; ELLIS Senior Mastery; and Madison Stories--After the Auction. Several other software packages of value in the ESL classroom are also described. (SLW)
Descriptors: Bilingual Instructional Materials, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Reviews, Courseware
Rowe, Jack – Writing Notebook: Visions for Learning, 1994
Describes and reviews a software package called "Writers Network," a writing program that contains teacher tools to minimize the difficulty in evaluating student writing and gives student tools to improve their writing. Notes that this program fosters enthusiastic interest in writing across the curriculum in teachers who might have not used…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Software Reviews, Elementary Secondary Education, Writing Evaluation
Classroom Computer Learning, 1988
Provides reviews of four educational software packages which deal with problem solving, mathematics, history, and reading comprehension. Includes information about appropriate hardware, grade level, the publisher and purchasing. Contains comments about the strengths and weaknesses of each program. (TW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Reviews, Computer Uses in Education, Courseware
Eiser, Leslie – Classroom Computer Learning, 1988
Discusses some of the attributes of effective tutorial software programs. Describes four science programs that focus on the physical and earth sciences, and highlights some of their features that are proposed as features of high-quality educational software. (TW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer Software Reviews, Computer Uses in Education
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Journal of Chemical Education, 1987
Provides a review of both the Apple and IBM versions of ENZPACK, a software package which is designed to assist in the teaching of enzyme kinetics in courses where this topic is treated in some depth. (TW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Reviews
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Combs, Joseph, Jr. – Library Software Review, 1995
Reviews ConSearch 3.0, a product that provides flexible searching of electronic files, allowing the location of related meanings as well as exact matches. ConSearch 3.0 differs from other file retrieval approaches by relating words in search phrases of questions to the "meaning" of the words, which are stored in a "conceptual…
Descriptors: Computer Interfaces, Computer Software, Computer Software Reviews, Databases
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Kozel, Kathy – E Media Professional, 1997
Provides an overview of developments in authoring tools and describes ways to categorize products by platform, type of end-product, sophistication of end-product, and authoring metaphor. Discusses products from AimTech, Allegiant, Allen Communication, Asymetrix, Corel, Discovery Systems International, Enigma, Harrow Media, Horizons, Innovus,…
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programming), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Computer Software Reviews
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Swan, Karen; Meskill, Carla – Journal of Research on Computing in Education, 1996
The National Center for Research on Literature Teaching and Learning's review of 45 commercial hypermedia literature applications from a response-based perspective suggests that applications currently available, though not supportive of response-based literature teaching and learning, indicate how such applications could be developed. Includes the…
Descriptors: Computer Software Development, Computer Software Evaluation, Computer Software Reviews, Elementary Secondary Education
Parham, Charles – Technology and Learning, 1994
Reviews computer software programs that are useful for teaching history. Three categories are examined: reference libraries on CD-ROMs and videodisks; multimedia electronic textbooks; and single-event programs. A chart that indicates publisher, hardware requirements, price, grade level, program information, print capabilities, and special features…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Reviews, Costs, Courseware
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Scales, B. Jane; Felt, Elizabeth Caulfield – Library Software Review, 1995
Reviews "robot" search engines specifically developed for information retrieval on the World Wide Web, examines automated and designated robot searching tools, and offers tips to help users judge the usefulness of Web search engines. Discusses sample searches of automated and designated search engines and presents example computer…
Descriptors: Computer Software Reviews, Information Retrieval, Online Searching, Screen Design (Computers)
Tenopir, Carol – Library Journal, 1995
Defines the American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) full text, and reviews its past, present, and future uses in libraries. Discusses advantages, disadvantages, and uses of searchable and nonsearchable full-text databases. Also comments on full-text CD-ROM products and on technological advancements made by library vendors. (JMV)
Descriptors: Computer Software Reviews, Full Text Databases, Futures (of Society), Online Searching
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