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An Idea Whose Time Has Come

In education, the time has finally come for a robust and efficient system of social auditing. Thanks to the remarkable advancements in internet and computing technologies, coupled with the widespread availability and affordability of smart devices, every individual can now actively participate in a social auditing of educational institutions and infrastructure on their performance. This democratisation of assessment brings many of benefits.

Firstly, the ubiquity of smart devices enables students, parents, teachers, and the public to perform self-evaluations and social audits and to access real-time data and insights from such assessments. This ensures transparency and accountability in education. Gone are the days when information was restricted to the confines of school managements or the bureaucracy. Now, anyone with a smartphone can contribute to collective social oversight.

Furthermore, the wisdom of the crowds plays a pivotal role in safeguarding the integrity of social audits. Although there will still be attempts to skew such social audits, the concept of integrity scores based on randomised audits ensures that vested interests cannot have it their way. The collective judgement of a broad audience prevents manipulation, promoting fairness and accuracy in such social audits.

Measureme™, our Self-Assessment + Randomised Social Audit (SARSA) platform for education, proposes this novel concept. It combines short, simplified, curriculum-agnostic, and randomised self-assessments with randomised social audits and the concept of integrity scores to make it the perfect companion for the education of the future.

In conclusion, the convergence of advanced technology, affordable smart devices, and the wisdom of the crowds makes the case for efficient social auditing of education stronger than ever. This fosters transparency and improves accountability in education, for the benefit of all of us.



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