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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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UMI-Sci-Ed project in the 82nd Thessaloniki International Fair

by A. Kameas, A. Iossifides, K. Delistavrou and D. Glaroudis On Wednesday September 13th, 2017, the UMI-Sci-Ed project was presented to the public of Thessaloniki and Central Macedonia, during the 82nd Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF), one of the major economic and cultural events of Northern Greece. The event took place at the presentations area of […]

UMI-Sci-Ed in “eTwinning Thematic Conference: Learning to Think in a Digital Society”

By O. Fragou, A. Kameas, I. Zaharakis The “e-Twinning Thematic Conference: Learning to Think in a Digital Society” took place in Athens between September 28 and 30, 2017 (http://www.etwinning.gr/tc2017). E-Twinning, the largest teachers network in Europe, has long promoted the ideas of innovation, creativity and critical thinking. The conference underlined the importance of computational thinking […]

Teacher’s self-efficacy for UMI

Today we touch upon a significant issue of the education system: we need to empower computer science teachers to overcome the barriers that hinder their professionalism. In turn, we need to obtain a better understanding of the difficulties they face, and the way they think about them. Given the focus of UMI-Sci-Ed, we look specifically […]

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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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