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Parallel Summer Schools in Greece “The Internet of Things … … in our hands” in Thessaloniki

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The Educational Scenario (ES) “The Internet of Things in our hands” promotes the interactivity between teachers – students – educational materials. Through the platform and the activities of the ES, communication and collaboration between different groups, such as trainers, professionals, parents, academics, researchers or other relevant stakeholders from the same country or from different countries […]

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Learning IoT by designing interactive board games

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A group of students have recently joined the NTNU team and tried out one of the educational scenarios of UMI-Sci-Ed poject. The scenario is based on ANYBOARD, a platform for the design of interactive board games (see https://github.com/Anyboard/anyboard). Anyboard games aim at blending the social nature of traditional board games with the interactivity of video […]

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JOIN US IN PATRAS for a public course for educators and administrators: Promoting STEM education using mobile and IoT technologies

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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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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. […]