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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…

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Hands on lab in Tudela, Spain with the UMI-Sci-Ed kit

On July 11th 2019, a practical workshop to demonstrate the UDOO kit of the UMI-Sci-Ed project, a Horizon 2020 Funded project, was organized in the Dedalo Foundation premises, with the collaboration of ALL DIGITAL and Association Somos Digital. The UDOO kit used in the workshop had been presented to Association Somos Digital at the ALL Digital […]

Recruitment of university students in Norway …Yes, you should also try! 

During the studies in Norway, university students proved to be an essential part of the UMI-Sci-Ed Community of Practice. Not only they can assist teachers while performing UMI activities, but they also provide role models for the pupils. We observed again and again that they are always the first choice when pupils have to ask […]

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!

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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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Partners

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