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TBR Mobile Technologies Rubric

 

TBR Mobilization & Emerging Technologies
Mobile Technologies Evaluation Rubric
DRAFT

 

Device Name:

 

Device Model:

Date of review:

Reviewer Name:

 

Reviewer Institution:

Reviewer discipline:

Recommended uses (choose all that apply):

Personal/recreational use

Teacher device

Student device

 

Comments about use recommendations:

 

 

 

 

 

Is this device appropriate for wide-scale institutional deployment?

Comments about wide-scale institutional deployment:

 

 

 

 

General comments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Usability

 

 

Criteria

Rating

(circle one)

Narrative comments. Describe criteria performance and rationale for rating.

  1. User-Interface:  Appropriate and effective layout

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. User-Interface: Simple and easy to use menus, toolbars, buttons etc.

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. User-Interface: Multiple languages

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. User-Interface: Personalization

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. User-Interface: Accommodation, special needs persons consideration

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Display of media: Variety of media support (text, diagrams, maps, photos, sound, video etc.)

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Display of media: Quality and fidelity of multimedia

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Navigation: Simple and easy structure/ organization

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Navigation: Effective and easy organization of files

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Navigation: Simple and easy navigation

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Navigation: Shortcuts available

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Navigation: Return to home from anywhere

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Navigation: Help from everywhere

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Navigation: Search from everywhere

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Navigation: Multitasking

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Physical: Size

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Physical: Weight

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Physical: Design, aesthetics

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

Functional

 

 

  1. Phone

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Email

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Web Browsing

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Chat/Messaging

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Potential for Video conference

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Downloading

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Document editing

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1.  Photos

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Convert text to voice or/and voice to text

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Sharing files

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Productivity/personal organization features

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Ease of app discovery

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Ease of app download

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

Technical

 

 

  1. Processor Speed and Performace

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. RAM

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Expansion Storage

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Bluetooth

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Wi-fi

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. GPS

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Display screen (clarity of display; glare resistance)

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Camera quality

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Microphone and speaker (clarity and fidelity)

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Touchscreen responsiveness

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Use of stylus

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Potential for use as barcode reader, scanner, etc

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Support open source software

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Operating system

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Variety and/or limits of multimedia format support (Flash, etc)

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Security features

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Battery Life

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Crashiness (does the device fail or freeze often?)

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Ease of data recovery

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Ease of upgrade

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Technical support and documentation

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Required vs. optional accessories

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

  1. Initial set-up (does it work out of the box?)

Strong

Neutral

Weakness

 

 

Developed for TBR Mobilization using criteria established in “Evaluation of Handheld Devices for Mobile Learning” by Economides and Nikalaou: http://www.conta.uom.gr/conta/publications/PDF/Evaluation%20of%20Handheld%20Devices%20for%20Mobile%20Learning.pdf