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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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Greek students explaining UMI technologies

The Student Festival of Digital Creativity is organised by the Office of Informatics School Counselors, under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs. It is an educational festival that enables students to create and present digital projects that they have developed in their school. It is an open event to society […]

UMI students in Athens Science Festival, 24-28 April 2018

The Athens Science Festival is organized by the educational organization “Science Communication – SciCo”, the British Council, the Onassis Scholars’ Association and the General Secretariat for Research & Technology, in collaboration with various academic, research and educational institutes. It is a festival of science and innovation, where researchers, distinguished scientists, educators and artists give their […]

UMI-Sci-Ed Project in the University of Patras: “Schools go to the University Program: 2017-18”

by Nicolas Sklavos On Monday March 26th, 2018, the activities of UMI-Sci-Ed project were presented to the students of the last year studies of Lyceums from the local region of the city of Patras, Greece. The event took place, under the “Schools go to the University Program: 2017-18”, organized by the University of Patras and […]

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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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