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Exploiting Ubiquitous Computing, Mobile Computing and the Internet of Things to promote Science Education

Objective

Nowadays we are lucky to have many exciting new technologies available, like Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), Mobile Computing (MobiCom) and the Internet of Things (IoT); in the following, we shall refer to them collectively as UMI. These technologies are so modern and powerful that can be both an educational means and end, thus fostering innovation and supporting promising scientific careers. The broad aim of the project is to investigate the introduction of UMI technologies in education. By carefully exploiting state of the art technologies in order to design educational tools and activities, the project aims to offer novel educational services, implement innovative pedagogies and enhance students’ and teachers’ creativity, socialisation and scientific citizenship. We intend to put these technologies in practice, so as to enhance the level of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education young girls and boys are receiving and at the same time make attractive the prospect of pursuing a career in domains pervaded by UMI. Inspired by M. Weiser’s idea, a tranquil environment for educational activities will be provided, where technology itself will not star but support the stakeholders of education, including, the educational community (teaching institutions, students, professors, tutors, etc), the industry (UMI companies, VET providers, publishers, etc), career consultants and educational authorities and policy makers. To this end, communities of practice (CoP) will be formed dynamically around UMI projects implemented at schools, including representatives of all necessary stakeholders. In this project we aim to develop an integrated yet open training framework for upper high school students.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet
  • /social sciences/educational sciences/pedagogy

Call for proposal

H2020-SEAC-2015-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

INSTITOUTO TECHNOLOGIAS YPOLOGISTONKAI EKDOSEON DIOFANTOS
Address
N Kazantzaki Odos
26504 Patras
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 341 375

Participants (6)

CORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 244 125
Address
Rossa Avenue Bishopstown
T12 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Consortium Ubiquitous Technologies S.c.a.r.l.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 264 375
Address
Via Mario Giuntini 13
56021 Cascina
Activity type
Other
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 179 250
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 356 562,50
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 248 500
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALL DIGITAL AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 160 000
Address
Rue Du Commerce 123
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other