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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 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 […]

The UMI-Sci-Ed project in the Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design (DSD 2017)

by Nicolas Sklavos, Ioannis Zaharakis, Achilles Kameas, and Angeliki Kalapodi The Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design (DSD 2017), was organized in Vienna, Austria during August 30 – September 1 2017, including a Special Session (SS), dedicated to “European Projects in Digital Systems Design (EPDSD)”.   In the context of DSD 2017, UMI-Sci-Ed project partner, Computer […]

Offering public course for educators and administrators: Promoting STEM education using mobile and IoT technologies

Innovative STEM-related activities within schools and communities are increasing, but most of them are driven by small groups with a relatively narrow focus. Consequently, the collective awareness that these activities are going on and about their importance, can be low, even within the community. Nevertheless, these activities offer good take-up potential and an opportunity for […]

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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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