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Teacher’s self-efficacy for UMI

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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Umi-Sci-Ed in the International Panorama: a Project for Academics, Educators, Students and the General public

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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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Is augmented reality the future of chemistry teaching?

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The future of chemistry teaching and learning might be in 3D-modelling and creating Augmented Reality (AR) objects from created molecules (in organic chemistry). We can input more information on things (AR) or we could even create virtual settlements to make something without real devices or compounds (MR, mixed reality).

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CIT Design Students Creating Novel STEM Learning Tools

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A new design project focused on building STEM learning tools has been introduced to the Media Communications department in CIT. This project was developed by the department in conjunction with the UMI-Sci-Ed project to support piloting activities. Final-year students completing a degree in Creative Digital Media have been tasked with designing and prototyping a tool […]

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UMI at the ALL DIGITAL Summit 2017

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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, […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]