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

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students joined the Norwegian team in the role of consultants!

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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…



UMI-Sci-Ed pilot video now showing

A video showing the activity of the pilots of the UMI-Sci-Ed project has been posted on to the UMI-Sci-Ed Youtube Channel.  The video shows clips taken during the pilots and explains how the participants in the workshops build their UMI devices.  Please take a look and let us have your comments! Hope you enjoy!

UMI-Sci-Ed project presents an inspiring opportunity for the future!

On May 22 and 23 the UMI-Sci-Ed project consortium hosted the UMI-Sci-Ed conference in Brussels (see agenda). UMI-Sci-Ed aims to empower young people to think creatively, apply new knowledge in an effective way and become continuously competitive in our highly demanding working environment. In UMI-Sci-Ed, the technology itself was not starring as the objective of […]

Results of UMI-Sci-Ed by NKUL!!

More than 1000 teachers and school managers gathering in the same place… what a fantastic occasion to share the results of UMI-Sci-Ed! NKUL is a Norwegian event that brings together teachers, school managers, policy makers, and educational technology companies. Thank you to the organizers of the NKUL conference who have given us the possibility to […]

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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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