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Exploiting Ubiquitous Computing, Mobile Computing and the Internet of Things to promote Science Education

UMI-Sci-Ed aims at enhancing the attractiveness of science education and careers for young people via the use of latest technologies. We put Ubiquitous and Mobile Computing and the Internet of Things (UMI) into practice towards enhancing the level of STEM education. At the same time, we are increasing the attractiveness of pursuing a career in domains pervaded by UMI for these youths…

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Parallel Summer Schools in Greece “The Internet of Things … … in our hands” in Patras

Students, 14 to 16 years old, attended a summer school in Patras from the 25th to the 28th of June. This summer school was held in four different cities (Patras, Athens, Salonica and Larissa) at the same time. Their common subject was the promotion of UMI technologies through the teaching of a simple scenario: “The Internet of […]

Parallel Summer Schools in Greece “The Internet of Things … … in our hands” in Larissa

At the beginning of the first day, after a warm up activity for the students to introduce themselves and feel at ease and after setting ground rules, a presentation of applications and the architecture of the Internet of Things was made using two videos. The first video was about everyday situations that the Internet of […]

Parallel Summer Schools in Greece “The Internet of Things … … in our hands” in Thessaloniki

The Educational Scenario (ES) “The Internet of Things in our hands” promotes the interactivity between teachers – students – educational materials. Through the platform and the activities of the ES, communication and collaboration between different groups, such as trainers, professionals, parents, academics, researchers or other relevant stakeholders from the same country or from different countries […]

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The Platform

The UMI-Sci-Ed open-source platform supports all online and offline project activities. You can find projects and results developed by students involved in UMI-Sci-Ed. You can also access research results on education approaches and methodologies developed by the participating partners exclusively for the project. Our platform provides:

  • Communities of practice (CoPs) for UMI youths that aim at promoting STEM via UMI
  • Educational materials about STEM disciplines particularly focusing on UMI technologies
  • Entrepreneurship trainings delivered through and supported by UMI
  • Self-evaluation tests aimed at helping youths evaluate their prospects in UMI careers
  • Peer learning opportunities and mentoring services
  • Data storage services for IoT networks developed within the project and post-processing capabilities of this data

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Cork Institute of Technology
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Norwegian University of Science and Technology
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All-Digital
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