14th July 1995 at 01:00
* The NCET was bombarded by CD-Rom titles during its government-funded programme to equip primary schools with CD-Rom machines. An army of researchers and reviewers had to be hired, a new building leased and computer networks purchased. The result is CD-Rom Titles Reviews 1995 probably a comprehensive round-up of educational CD-Rom titles.

It is available in book form from the NCET for Pounds 8.50, and all the reviews can be browsed through on the Internet at the NCET's World Wide Web site at evaluations index. html. The NCET will add new reviews for future editions.

NCET Sales, Milburn Hill Road, Science Park, Coventry CV4 7JJ.

* VCI Software has launched a new language learning series for beginners and A-level students. Learning French Beginners Up To GCSE, Learning French A level Course Work, Learning German Beginners Up To GCSE and Learning German A level Course Work use interactive audio and text-based modules covering multiple choice, verbs, word order, word search and text adventure for students to learn and revise at their own pace.

Each title costs Pounds 19.99 and is available from VCI Software, 36 Caxton Way, Watford, Herts WD1 8UF. Tel 0923 255558.

* In collaboration with Fisher-Price, ABLAC Learning Works has announced a new series of multimedia early learning programs for nursery and primary schools. Fisher Price A-B-Cs, 1-2-3s, Dream Doll House, Sing-Alongs and Great Adventure Castle, feature animated graphics, digitised speech and music. The programs are available in Windows CD-Rom for PC-compatible computers and cost Pounds 34.95 from ABLAC Learning Works, South Devon House, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 2BP. Tel 01626 332233.

* The Independent Schools Information Service (ISIS), which already publishes Choosing Your Independent School, is due to launch a Multimedia ISIS Guide on CD-Rom, featuring more than 300 schools . Parents will be able to select schools on the basis to their own own requirements size, fees location, boarding or day by viewing an audio-visual presentation. The Multimedia ISIS Guide is available in PC Windows in early October for Pounds 17.95. Details from ISIS, 56 Buckingham Gate, London SWlE 6AG. Tel 0171 630 8795.

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