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Greek students explaining UMI technologies

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The Student Festival of Digital Creativity is organised by the Office of Informatics School Counselors, under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs. It is an educational festival that enables students to create and present digital projects that they have developed in their school. It is an open event to society […]

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UMI students in Athens Science Festival, 24-28 April 2018

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The Athens Science Festival is organized by the educational organization “Science Communication – SciCo”, the British Council, the Onassis Scholars’ Association and the General Secretariat for Research & Technology, in collaboration with various academic, research and educational institutes. It is a festival of science and innovation, where researchers, distinguished scientists, educators and artists give their […]

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The UMI-Sci-Ed project in the Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design (DSD 2017)

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by Nicolas Sklavos, Ioannis Zaharakis, Achilles Kameas, and Angeliki Kalapodi The Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design (DSD 2017), was organized in Vienna, Austria during August 30 – September 1 2017, including a Special Session (SS), dedicated to “European Projects in Digital Systems Design (EPDSD)”.   In the context of DSD 2017, UMI-Sci-Ed project partner, Computer […]

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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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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. […]