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Shweta Homji
Rael Futerman
Passive assessment of soft skills through whole task experiential learning


location_on United States
Empowering individuals and organisations to thrive, through the assessment and development of critical, transferable skills of the future.
Co-Founder, Chief Learning Officer (CLO)
We take a human-centric approach to technology and learning development. Putting people first allows us to better understand the world views, constraints and aspirations of the people we aim to serve.

Co-Founder, Chief Learning Officer (CLO)


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Innovation Overview

Target Group
200 000
Updated on September 5th, 2022
about the innovation

Why did you create this innovation?

Skills for the future are currently only measured through self-assessment or peer assessment. Self-assessment has a number of challenges such as participants over/underestimating skills, while peer-assessment is open to biases and preferential rating.
We wanted to create a bias-free platform that could embrace diversity and democratise critical skill development through scaling open challenges.

How does your innovation work in practice?

We partner with schools, organisations and governments to launch multilingual innovation challenges at scale. These innovation challenges utilise a design thinking and experiential learning framework to guide participants through the process of understanding complex challenges and then creating potential solutions.
As participants progress through these challenges our learning algorithms passively track, assess and measure participants' critical soft skills such as learning agility, fluency of ideas, cognitive empathy & adaptability, amongst others. This behaviour-based approach to assessment is bias-free and provides both participants and teachers, or other project partners, with a visual dashboard where they can monitor progress, assess learnings, generate reports and explore skills development through segmentation (gender, year of study, subject choice etc). On completion of a challenge, participants unlock further learning-to-earning opportunities provided by our global partners

How has it been spreading?

Our first pilot ran in India in 2018, with approximately 100 high school students. This was a blended learning approach and combined in-person workshops with online work utilising the Cartedo platform. We did pre-and post-assessments and showed increases in idea fluency, empathy and critical thinking. Since this pilot, we have worked with organisations such as UNICEF, GIZ and Fondation Botnar to scale our approach globally. In 2020 we had approximately 200 000 youth visit the platform with the aim of solving SDG-related challenges to youth-centric Covid-19 challenges. Most recently we completed a program which aimed to enable migrant youth with imagining and building toward a preferred future, where we saw a 95% confidence rating from participants in their ability to action their ideas.

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January 2021
200 000 unique visitors
January 2021
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