An educational innovation project that provides a solution to the great challenges of education in Europe

CRISS Project has been funded by the European Commission as part of the Horizon2020, the largest research and innovation programme in the European Union.

CRISS aims to implement the methodological framework for digital competence certification in Europe

CRISS is born to face one of the great challenges in education in the European Union; giving teachers and students the opportunity to have the digital skills and competences needed in the academic and professional fields of the 21st century, including the demand for the use of ICT to promote more innovative teaching and more creative learning.

The project consists of evaluating a digital platform for the acquisition and certification of digital competences in primary and secondary schools throughout Europe, offering participating schools the opportunity to live a unique educational experience by allowing students to train their digital competences everyday while advancing the course content.

Teachers will be supported throughout the process with the implementation of the following measures:

  • Training through a MOOC course.
  • Varied activities to help programming contents.
  • Access to the support service.

All teachers who complete the pilot program will receive an official MOOC certificate issued by the CRISS project consortium. Students who complete the training and reach the required level of competence will receive the corresponding certification.

The project, with a total budget of € 6,048,440.18, aims to validate the tool in more than 490 schools, with more than 25,400 students and 2,290 teachers throughout Europe.

What is CRISS contribution to education?

The impact and expected benefits with the development of CRISS are:

  • Making new components, tools and cloud-based services available to society for use in open and digital learning scenarios.
  • Promoting more efficient and effective learning by incorporating new forms of learning with digital technologies.
  • Developing more efficient ways of assessing learning outcomes.
  • Developing a flexible, scalable and cost-effective solution able to reach a large number of schools and students.

Technological developments

CRISS has been developed considering the criteria of technological readiness level (TRL) defined by the Horizon 2020 work programme, and has two technological solutions. A main component that offers all the functionalities and services required for the end user (teacher and student), and an analytical component that allows the evaluation of digital competences.

The main component will make use of existing technological solutions:

  • ePortfolio, used by more than 70,000 teachers and students from all over the European Union. It is the place where all the activities carried out converge: work, evaluations, communications with class mates and teachers, collaborations, etc. It also collects and displays certificates and badges from all participants.
  • Magellan, a platform for mixed reality experiences based on geolocation, has an authoring tool that makes the creation of complex experiences accessible to any kind of user. You will be able to make the most of resources shared by other authors (for example, 3D elements or scenarios) by allowing you to publish your own resources and experiences.
  • Portabily, an easy, collaborative and intuitive multimedia content creation tool that allows teachers and students to create their own content integrating any format. It offers a completely customizable design: presentations, magazines, multimedia cards, posters, etc.

We invite you to be part of a project that aims to implement the methodological framework for digital competence certification in Europe.