Project UMI-Sci-Ed aims to exploit cutting-edge technologies such as UMI technologies (Mobile Computing, Mobile Computing and the Internet of Things) to promote science education. More specifically, it aims to encourage young people to think creatively in a constantly competitive and demanding working environment. At the same time, through an entrepreneurial and multidisciplinary effort, it aims to increase incentives for young boys and girls aged 14-16 to engage in science and enhance the prospects for career choices in the UMI technology areas.
A workshop on using IoT to support education will be organized on September 4, 2018, from 11.00 to 12.30, in the context of the National Scientix Conference on STEM Education that will take place at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) premises in Zografou. The workshop is organized by the DAISSy research group of Hellenic Open University and is addressed mainly to teachers in primary and secondary education and educators in general.
Participants in the UMI workshop will be granted access to the UMI-Sci-Ed online platform and will be trained in using its services. The platform hosts the STEM education scenarios that have been developed by project partners, together with guidelines on how to apply them in the classroom. At the same time, it facilitates discussions among teachers and UMI researchers.
Moreover, a demonstration of the UDOO IoT platform and its capabilities will be given through the implementation of a STEM education scenario that measures distance using ultra sound. The required hardware will be provided by the workshop organizers.
Participation in the UMI workshop is free, but requires online registration to the Scientix conference at https://scientix.ellak.gr/. More information about the workshop can be found at https://scientix.ellak.gr/events/to-diadiktio-ton-pragmaton-stin-ipiresia-tis-ekpedefsis-i-ekpedeftiki-platforma-umi-sci-ed/. Note that it would be useful to bring a laptop.
The UMI-Sci-Ed project is funded by the European Commission under the H2020 Program. For more information about the project, you can visit http://www.umi-sci-ed.eu/ or send an inquiry to the address firstname.lastname@example.org.