The free unlicensed version of DataView has facilities that make it very suitable for student use.
DataView comes with an extensive collection of sample files which can give students practical experience of analysing neurophysiological data. It can read standard text files, so it can also be used by students to analyse results obtained in research-level experiments that have been saved in text format. It can also be used to analyse artificial data constructed using external programmes such as Excel, or simulation programs such as Neurosim.
DataView has recording facilities which enable it to be used in student laboratory classes. Microphone input allows 2-channel extracellular recording without the need for expensive AD acquisition systems, while the Arduino capability turns DataView into a very inexpensive chart recorder. For more sophisticated experiments, Dataview can interface with DataTranslation AD/DA boards.