Eco Disc CD-ROM

Graphics

The graphics for the Eco Disc CD-ROM are the similar to the graphics used by the Eco Disc AIV laserdisc, however the logo has been modified to match the contents of the disc:

Eco Disc CD-ROM cover

Purpose

The Eco Disc CD-ROM was the result of a project between Apple, ESM and the BBC’s Interactive Television Unit.  The disc is an adaptation of the original AIV laserdisc produced for the Apple Macintosh machines (and supports both monochrome and colour Macs).  The big innovation was support for multiple languages.

Except from the user manual:

The Ecodisc is a simulation of a real nature reserve in which students are free to explore and experiment for themselves.  The disc is aimed mainly at students aged 14-18 who are studying ecology.  However, this multi-lingual version (in nine languages) may have applications across the curriculum.  The simulation provides an ideal opportunity for problem solving and encourages students to explore in their own way and at their own pace.

Although individual or whole class use can be rewarding, it is suggested that the best results will come from use in small groups.  The Ecodisc is at its best when it is used in conjunction with traditional field trips.

The CD-ROM

The Eco Disc CD-ROM

The Eco Disc CD-ROM user manual

The user manual is available in the following PDF document:

EcoDisc CD-ROM User Manual

CD-ROM ISO image

The following zip file contains a burnable ISO image of the CD-ROM (note this ISO is Apple format and can only be read using an Apple Mac or appropriate emulation environment):

EcoDisc CD-ROM ISO