The ‘CRISS Digital Competence Framework: concept and model for development, assessment and certification’ designed by UOC under the CRISS project has been selected for publication on the EU’s Innovation Radar platform, an initiative launched to inform citizens on the most outstanding EU-funded innovations. The framework has been tested through a large-scale pilot in 535 primary and secondary schools of Croatia, Greece, Italy, Romania, Spain and Sweden involving more than 27,000 users (teachers and pupils), to whom we thank for their collaboration and valuable contribution, as well as to the whole consortium.
The Open University of Catalonia (UOC) has been featured as a ‘Key Innovator’ on the EU platform which can be accessed via the website or a smartphone app – iOS or Android. As such, the ‘CRISS Digital Competence Framework’ has joined the 3600+ EU-funded innovations already showcased on the platform.
Lourdes Guàrdia & Marcelo Maina (professors at Psychology and Education Department at UOC) coordinated the innovation with the collaboration of Professors Montse Guitert & Teresa Romeu, and researchers Federica Mancini, Pablo Baztán and Maria Moreno, all of them members of Edul@b at UOC.
The innovation was selected by a pool of independent experts involved in identifying excellent technological and scientific advances and establishing their market potential. The initiative, aimed at making EU-funded innovations from high-quality projects visible and accessible to the public, is supported by the EU Members States and Ministers from 23 countries.
The inclusion in this initiative could open up new opportunities for Edul@b to partner with business or academic organisations in new research and innovation projects, trigger the interest of other educational stakeholders in the innovation developed and demonstrate the innovative work the research group is active in delivering to a global audience.