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

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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

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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 […]

The UMI-Sci-Ed project in the IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON 2017)

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The 8th Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON 2017), “Challenging the Transition from the Classic to the Emerging in the Engineering Education” was organized in Athens, Greece during April 26-28 with preconference Workshops running on April 25. In the context of IEEE EDUCON 2017, UMI-Sci-Ed project partners, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and […]

Make2Learn with IoT

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Workshop on engaging children into joyful design and making of interactive connected objects Make2Learn with IoT is organised in conjunction with the 16th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC). The workshop will take place on June 27th, 2017 in Stanford, CA. The Make2Learn with IoT workshop aims to explore the introduction in the […]

Developing a Design Framework for UMI Educational Scenarios presented at the 1st Hellenic Conference

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“You cannot make people learn. You can only provide the right conditions for learning to happen” Vince Gowmon – Training for a new world The 1st Hellenic Conference “Innovating STEM Education” [HISTEM 2016] was held in Athens, 16-18 December 2016, co-organized by the University of Patras, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Hellenic Open University, […]

Making impact with UMI at the IFIP Conference on New Technologies, Mobility & Security (NTMS 2016)

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The 8th IFIP International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security was held between 21st and 23rd November 2016 in Larnaca, Cyprus. NTMS’2016 aimed at fostering advances in the areas of New Technologies, Wireless Networks, Mobile Computing, Ad hoc and Ambient Networks, QoS, Network Security and E-commerce, to mention a few, and provided a dynamic forum for researchers, students and professionals to […]

The Little Doormaid – approaching mentoring, technology and social innovation through storytelling

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“I wrote Tappetina in Italian in 2009” says Letizia Jaccheri, a professor of Software Engineering at NTNU and head of the Department of Information and Computer Science. “Thanks to the WeLead project I had some resources to get it translated into Norwegian and English and to publish it on Amazon.” The Little Doormaid (English) Tappetina (Italian) […]