Three to Six rubrics are recommended, with a total of a 100 point scale for grading the different tools. The six suggested rubrics (and initial suggested point scales) are:
  • Scope, Creativity and Innovation (20)
  • Impact / Meets important education need (20)
  • Extensiblity (15)
    • Modifiable, extensible, editable, sharable; Where not open/editable, the responsiveness of tool creator to feature requests, bug reports
  • Ease of use, interface (15)
  • Supporting documentation (online/in-world) (15)
  • Presentation of SLED entry (an in-world 'entry' to the SLEDies) (15)

Educational Tools and Products are likely to vary greatly in the size, scope and ambition. Commercially available tools are an important part of the educational tools ecology - but need to be significantly better in some regard than freely available tools to justify inclusion. Merely being more well known than a free alternative should not make a commercial tool a 'winner'. Significant improvements to ease-of-use might be, however!