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Come see us in Brussels! Running a how to workshop at the ALL DIGITAL SUMMIT

Wed, 19/09/2018 - 12:54
The UMI partnership will run a workshop at the upcoming ALL DIGITAL Summit that will take place in Brussels, BE, on October 18th-19th. It will be a part of the so-called “How-to” workshops. The  “How To” workshops will be conducted on Day 1 of the Summit, They are designed to give delegates a practical understanding of how […]

UMI-Sci-Ed Project at 21th Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design, Architectures, Methods, Tools (DSD’18) and Workshop on Machine Learning Driven Technologies and Architectures for Intelligent Internet of Things (ML-IoT’18)

Tue, 18/09/2018 - 11:33
By Nicolas Sklavos, Ioannis D. Zaharakis, and Achilles Kameas The 21th Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design, Architectures, Methods, Tools was held between 28th and 31st August 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic. The Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design (DSD’18) addressed all aspects of embedded, pervasive and high- performance, digital and mixed HW/SW system engineering, […]

UMI-Sci-Ed Project in the University of Patras: 3rd Summer School on “ICT and Applications”

Tue, 18/09/2018 - 11:28
by Nicolas Sklavos, Ioannis D. Zaharakis and Achilles Kameas On June 25-26, 2018, the activities of UMI-Sci-Ed project were presented during the days of 3rd Summer School on “ICT and Applications”. This summer school was targeted to the students of the last year studies of Lyceums, from the local region of the city of Patras, […]

How to organize interesting and meaningful events to bring together your community? Our experience

Mon, 17/09/2018 - 11:37
UMI-Sci-Ed learned a lot about it by contributing to the event Games, culture, and science for Boys and Girls, organized by TAPPETINA in Trondheim. The 1-day event was attended by 35 participants. The day started with guest lectures about games for learning math, games for learning reading skills and empathy, ICT for cultural heritage, design […]

UMI-Sci-Ed Workshop at Panhellenic Scientix Conference for STEM Education

Fri, 14/09/2018 - 08:37
A workshop for school teachers, aiming at enhancing the impact UMI-Sci-Ed project, has been held in Athens on September the 4th, 2018, during the Pan-Hellenic Scientix Conference for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. The workshop has been delivered by Achilles Kameas, Associate Professor at the Hellenic Open University and the school teachers Angeliki […]

Parallel Summer Schools in Greece “The Internet of Things … … in our hands” in Patras

Thu, 12/07/2018 - 10:17
Students, 14 to 16 years old, attended a summer school in Patras from the 25th to the 28th of June. This summer school was held in four different cities (Patras, Athens, Salonica and Larissa) at the same time. Their common subject was the promotion of UMI technologies through the teaching of a simple scenario: “The Internet of […]

Parallel Summer Schools in Greece “The Internet of Things … … in our hands” in Larissa

Thu, 12/07/2018 - 09:53
At the beginning of the first day, after a warm up activity for the students to introduce themselves and feel at ease and after setting ground rules, a presentation of applications and the architecture of the Internet of Things was made using two videos. The first video was about everyday situations that the Internet of […]

Parallel Summer Schools in Greece “The Internet of Things … … in our hands” in Thessaloniki

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 20:36
The Educational Scenario (ES) “The Internet of Things in our hands” promotes the interactivity between teachers – students – educational materials. Through the platform and the activities of the ES, communication and collaboration between different groups, such as trainers, professionals, parents, academics, researchers or other relevant stakeholders from the same country or from different countries […]

Parallel Summer Schools in Greece “The Internet of Things … … in our hands” in Athens

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 20:01
Lower Secondary Experimental School Agion Anargyron is one of the four schools in Greece (Athens, Patras , Larissa and Thessaloniki) that organized a summer camp, implementing a full scenario on Internet of Things. These parallel summer camps took place in the framework of the Pilot Phase of UMI-Sci-Ed in Greece. Teachers responsible for organizing and […]

Parallel Summer Schools in Greece (Larisa)

Tue, 10/07/2018 - 10:56
“The Internet of Things … … in our hands” At the beginning of the first day, after a warm up activity for the students to introduce themselves and feel at ease and after setting ground rules, a presentation of applications and the architecture of the Internet of Things was made using two videos. The first […]

Learning IoT by designing interactive board games

Thu, 28/06/2018 - 16:29
A group of students have recently joined the NTNU team and tried out one of the educational scenarios of UMI-Sci-Ed poject. The scenario is based on ANYBOARD, a platform for the design of interactive board games (see https://github.com/Anyboard/anyboard). Anyboard games aim at blending the social nature of traditional board games with the interactivity of video […]

Greek students explaining UMI technologies

Mon, 04/06/2018 - 09:27
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 […]

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

Fri, 25/05/2018 - 12:23
  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 […]

UMI-Sci-Ed Project in the University of Patras: “Schools go to the University Program: 2017-18”

Mon, 02/04/2018 - 08:56
by Nicolas Sklavos On Monday March 26th, 2018, the activities of UMI-Sci-Ed project were presented to the students of the last year studies of Lyceums from the local region of the city of Patras, Greece. The event took place, under the “Schools go to the University Program: 2017-18”, organized by the University of Patras and […]

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

Mon, 02/04/2018 - 08:49
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 […]

Offering public course for educators and administrators: Promoting STEM education using mobile and IoT technologies

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 14:49
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 […]

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

Tue, 05/12/2017 - 09:02
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 […]

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

Mon, 04/12/2017 - 10:02
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 […]

Teacher’s self-efficacy for UMI

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 16:22
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 […]

UMI for STEM education as new business opportunity – an interactive discussion at the All Digital Summit 2017

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 15:45
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 […]