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ACQUISITION, ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION
OF STUDENTS’ DIGITAL COMPETENCE
IN PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS
WHAT IS CRISS H2020?
CRISS is an educational innovation
project of the Horizon 2020 Program
The purpose of CRISS H2020 is to develop and pilot on a very large-scale way an educational platform in the cloud for the acquisition, evaluation, and certification of students’ digital competence in primary and secondary schools.
The use of the CRISS platform is integrated into the normal activity of the class so that students develop digital competence while learning their curricula.
How does it work?
Teachers are in charge of planning, on the ePortfolio, the learning and evaluation activities and tasks that students will have to do. Those activities and tasks are selected from the library of learning scenarios integrated into the platform.
Students make the tasks assigned and generate the pieces of evidence that prove the acquisition of the competence.
Students upload those pieces of evidence on the platform.
The evaluation of digital competence is carried out by teachers using the rubrics, which are generated by the system and customized by themselves.
Finally, students can download the certificates with the badges they have reached.
The key points of CRISS project
The framework and learning scenarios
CRISS provides a framework for primary and secondary school Digital Competence (DC) development, assessment and certification based on DigComp 2.1
The technology platform
The educational platform in the cloud facilitates the development, evaluation, and certification of students’ digital competence through a user-friendly digital portfolio ecosystem (ePortfolio).
The CRISS platform has been tested through a large-scale pilot deployed in 535 primary and secondary schools of Croatia, Greece, Italy,
Romania, Spain and Sweden.
Framework and learning scenarios
CRISS provides a framework for primary and secondary school Digital Competence (DC) development, assessment and certification. It presents a comprehensive concept and an assessment model.
The Operational Concept expands the Digital Competence (DC) into 5 areas and 12 sub-competences along with performance criteria and indicators that support assessment. It has been developed on the basis of the DigComp framework for citizens and seven other DC European schemes applied in the school context.
The Competence Assessment Model is based on the pedagogy of integration, where DC is embedded into subjects or disciplines. It proposes the development of Competence Assessment Scenarios (CAS) where learners actively engage in solving problems, developing projects or searching for solutions in meaningful situations. Students’ productions represent evidence that is assessed using a variety of methods and instruments and that account for their DC development. The CAS can be integrated into the school curriculum and be adapted according the each context of implementation.
CRISS offers a flexible and customizable set of CAS that provides different opportunities for the development, assessment and certification of the DC for primary and secondary levels. They are available in English and some CAS are also translated to Catalan, Croatian, Greek, Euskera, Italian, Spanish and Swedish.
The educational platform in the cloud, which collects student activity and provides evidence of their level of acquisition of digital competence, facilitates the development, evaluation, and certification of students’ digital competence through a user-friendly interface.
The ePortfolio allows students to collect and show evidence of their learning. It is the place where all student activities converge: work, evaluations, communications with classmates and teachers, behavior, collaboration, interests, etc. The ePortfolio accompanies the student throughout his academic life and beyond.
The learning analytics engine allows students to view their data and understand how their work is progressing. The dashboards are easy to understand and intuitive to use. Further information is usually accessible by hovering over an item and it is always possible to drill down into the information by clicking various items on the dashboard.
The Student Data is linked to the Teacher dashboards and can be monitored by educators for progress or issues. Work progress for each area is available giving teachers detailed oversight of what is happening in their classes.
Certificates and electronic Badges are issued in recognition of achievement and in response to continuous assessment.
Adaptive Intelligent Tutoring System
The AITS delivers a structured learning path of actions done allowing students to follow their work and receive recommendations on that work. AI is applied to suggest ways to strengthen what students have learnt, or how to improve on areas that need attention.
The CRISS Social Network is the place where students and teachers of the same educational center can participate in groups, post comments and exchange messages, express preferences and create circles of relationships for supporting their educational activities.
Portabily is a highly creative and user-friendly authoring tool for creating rich multimedia and customised presentations, posters, multimedia cards, etc.
MAGELLAN makes creating innovative experiences and presentations possible for all students.
Thanks to its innovative adaptative models, MAGELLAN tailors its available features and interface to accompagny them in gradually discovering its possibilities.
By assembling media (such as images, 3D models or movies) and logic blocks, primary and secondary school students can easily create catchy and vibrant applications to illustrate their school work.
Large-scale pilot in numbers
Secondary school students from Greece
Secondary school students from Romania
Primary school students from Croatia
Secondary school students from Sweden
Primary and secondary school teachers from Croatia
Primary school teachers from Greece