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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 at the ALL DIGITAL Summit 2017

Two special sessions have been included in the programme of ALL DIGITAL Summit 2017 aiming at increasing the impact of the UMI-Sci-Ed project by transferring its results in the non-formal science education sector. The Workshop “How to use UMI (Ubiquitous, Mobile, IoT) technology to promote STEM education” aims to introduce the participants to UMI (Ubiquitous, […]

UMI pilots are about to launch: Kids will be “learning by doing” with UMI UDOO-EDU kits in Ireland and Finland this summer

This summer, the preliminary work done by the UMI-Sci-Ed partnership will begin to be implemented through the first UMI pilots. Our educational materials and kits will be launched at a summer camp in Ireland and in classrooms in Finland this August. The training techniques are built around the Arduino platform and Communities of Practice methodologies. […]

The momentum of computing education for youngsters in Norway

The momentum of computing education especially in lower secondary schools is growing, offering UMI-Sci-Ed project the possibility to increase its impact. Regarding formal computing education in Norway, the Norwegian Ministry for Education and Research has initiated a national pilot project with computer programming as an elective subject in lower secondary schools. The pilot will last […]

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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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