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What is a Community of Practice?

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Have you ever heard of the term Community of Practice (CoP)? Do you know what it is? In truth, most of you reading this will probably never have heard of it! It may seem like a completely new phenomenon but in truth, the term has been around for many years now. It was first introduced […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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) […]

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Participate actively at EDUCON2017 – Call for Papers

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The UMI partners are organizing a special session at the Global Engineering Education Conference EDUCON2017, which will take place in Athens, Greece on April 25-28, titled: UMI4STEM2017 Mobile Computing and the Internet of Things (UMI) for STEM education This special session aims at sharing experiences and challenges connected with the use of Ubiquitous Computing, Mobile […]

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Latest technologies towards science education of youth? In UMI-Sci-Ed this is the goal!

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Be UMIque - be Smart

Successful development of European science and technology system depends mostly on its capacity for talent and ideas. According to the European Commission, skills in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) are becoming an increasingly important part of basic literacy in today’s knowledge economy. To keep Europe growing, we will need one million additional researchers by […]