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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 […]

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UMI-Sci-Ed in Finnish Science Tripartite boat seminar

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So called Science Tripartite seminar was arranged as a boat seminar. It was sixth time this seminar was arranged and the theme was: How the ICT and UMI is going to change teaching and teacher education. There different ICT projects have a big role – was first and basic answer. There is no one style […]

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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) […]