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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 […]

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Busy start of the year for the Umi-Sci-Ed team at NTNU

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The NTNU UMI-Sci-Ed team had a busy start of the year presenting the project at a number of public university events. We started the year with IDIovation, the event held to celebrate the new Department of Computer Science at NTNU, after the merging with three university colleges. The event was attended by approximately 200 participants, […]

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Make2Learn with IoT

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Workshop on engaging children into joyful design and making of interactive connected objects Make2Learn with IoT is organised in conjunction with the 16th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC). The workshop will take place on June 27th, 2017 in Stanford, CA. The Make2Learn with IoT workshop aims to explore the introduction in the […]

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Hands-on Learning through Tangible Interaction

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Over the past two decades, Tangible Interaction has grown as a field of study to be the subject of prolific and visionary research across the globe. The focus of this research has been widely varied, from assisted living to art installations. Tangibles for learning, however, have been a consistent theme over the years, as the […]

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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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A new toolbox for a new generation of students

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According to Darwin’s theory of the survival of the fittest, the mistake is the world-shaping force in charge of determining the evolution of the species. It is only thanks to some deformed, long-necked giraffe that giraffes as we know them still exist. Nature is a machine powered by chance, through a random, perpetual trial and […]

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UMI-Sci-Edu Arouse Interest in the Bett Exhibition Special Seminar

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London Bett 2017 Exhibition was arranged at ExCell London on 24-28 January 2017. It is one of the very first industry shows of the year and attracts visitors around the globe. This year the exhibition was attended by 34,530 educators and decision makers from 138 countries.    Bett offers unique opportunity to experiment with the latest technology, hear from inspirational figures […]