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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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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 […]

UMI for STEM education as new business opportunity – an interactive discussion at the All Digital Summit 2017

On 4-5 October, over 150 participants representing 92 organisations from 26 countries gathered in Barcelona for the ALL DIGITAL Summit 2017. The event under the title ‘Digital Skills for Social Innovation’ brought together participants came from various backgrounds – NGOs, education, public authorities, industry, policy makers. Such diverse backgrounds call for numerous discussions and sessions […]

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. […]

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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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