Introducing the CTR Flex Rubric
CTR's new tool for evaluating interactive media using an adaptable set of criteria
The Flex Rubric is CTR's new tool for evaluating interactive media using an adaptable set of criteria. Because a single set of criteria may not apply to all types of products, CTR has created an array of rubrics comprised of custom-picked Quality Attributes designed to fit various genres. These Quality Attributes can be weighted by the reviewer depending on the perceived importance of each criterion in any particular case. Publishers and CTR Subscribers can evaluate products with the Flex Rubric on CTREX to share their own opinions and become a part of the exchange. A custom rubric tool is also available to rate products using up to ten Quality Attributes.
CTR's rubric contains five general quality attributes. It is used by experienced reviewers to quickly capture the essence a product. Instead of thinking of the five quality attributes as independent variables, it is more accurate to view them as overlapping ideas that are related. A product that is fun to use is also more likely to be educational, for example, and this increases the value. Obviously, an easy to use product is more likely to be better designed than one that is complicated. You can see how these five attributes are related, at info at http://childrenstech.com/about/ratings