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UMI-Sci-Ed project in the 82nd Thessaloniki International Fair

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by A. Kameas, A. Iossifides, K. Delistavrou and D. Glaroudis On Wednesday September 13th, 2017, the UMI-Sci-Ed project was presented to the public of Thessaloniki and Central Macedonia, during the 82nd Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF), one of the major economic and cultural events of Northern Greece. The event took place at the presentations area of […]

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UMI-Sci-Ed in “eTwinning Thematic Conference: Learning to Think in a Digital Society”

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By O. Fragou, A. Kameas, I. Zaharakis The “e-Twinning Thematic Conference: Learning to Think in a Digital Society” took place in Athens between September 28 and 30, 2017 (http://www.etwinning.gr/tc2017). E-Twinning, the largest teachers network in Europe, has long promoted the ideas of innovation, creativity and critical thinking. The conference underlined the importance of computational thinking […]

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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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The UDOO-EDU kit is ready to meet the students

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We are happy to announce that the Cubit team has completed the assembly and packaging of the UDOO-EDU kit, and 170 kits have been recently shipped to the project partners. In the next months, the kits will be used for the many piloting activities with the students provided by the UMI-Sci-Ed project. They will also […]

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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, […]