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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 in the International Panorama: a Project for Academics, Educators, Students and the General public

University of Pisa’s recognised European event featured also the UMI project this year the “BRIGHT- Night of Researchers”. This event, which is well-known across the European Countries, promoted by the European Commission in 300 cities of 24 countries, is aimed at spreading the scientific culture among youngsters, families, common people interested to the research advancements. […]

Is augmented reality the future of chemistry teaching?

The future of chemistry teaching and learning might be in 3D-modelling and creating Augmented Reality (AR) objects from created molecules (in organic chemistry). We can input more information on things (AR) or we could even create virtual settlements to make something without real devices or compounds (MR, mixed reality).

The UDOO-EDU kit is ready to meet the students

We are happy to announce that the Cubit team has completed the assembly and packaging of the UDOO-EDU kit, and 170 kits have been recently shipped to the project partners. In the next months, the kits will be used for the many piloting activities with the students provided by the UMI-Sci-Ed project. They will also […]

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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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