SciChallenge: A Social Media Aware Platform for Contest-Based STEM Education and Motivation of Young Students

@article{Achilleos2019SciChallengeAS,
  title={SciChallenge: A Social Media Aware Platform for Contest-Based STEM Education and Motivation of Young Students},
  author={Achilleas P. Achilleos and Christos Mettouris and Alexandros Yeratziotis and George Angelos Papadopoulos and Sabri Pllana and Florian Huber and Bernhard J{\"a}ger and Peter Leitner and Zs{\'o}fia Ocsovszky and Andr{\'a}s Dinny{\'e}s},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies},
  year={2019},
  volume={12},
  pages={98-111}
}
Scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important as we face the benefits and challenges of both globalization and a knowledge-based economy. Still, enrolment rates in STEM degrees are low in many European countries and consequently there is a lack of adequately educated workforce in industries. We believe that this can be mainly attributed to pedagogical issues, such as the lack of engaging hands-on activities utilized for science and math education in middle and high… 
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