Managing a World of Content
2. A homework tool kit including facilities that help students prepare reports or make charts and time lines.
Other elements allow users to link to the Internet via the CD-ROM interface. (Users must already have Internet access and must provide their names and addresses to IBM; IBM agrees not to disclose their names to other sources).
Once connected, the user can
1. Connect to World Book's online archives.
2. Jump to other Web sites selected by World Book.
3. Receive automatic updates of World Book articles.
"Beyond-text" enhancements to the encyclopedia include
1. Hundreds of bubble views (pictures that allow exploration of an image or place as if the viewer is turning in a 360-degree circle). Examples include the Bulls Locker Room, Stone-henge, the Coliseum, various cathedrals and the San Diego Zoo.
2. Dozens of interactive simulations that allow the exploration of how things work, from pulleys and levers to interest rate calculations.
3. Dozens of videos of historical events, such as space walks or Nelson Mandela's release from prison.