Posted 20th April 2011.
eSTEeM was officially launched in December 2010 with the circulation of its manifesto and the first call for project plans. In February we received 35 project plans from across MCT and Science Faculties and we are pleased to announce the first cohort of 16 projects have been formally endorsed by eSTEeM Directors Steve Swithenby and Keith Williams.
These projects include projects on assessment and targeted support, teaching laboratory practice and practical skills online, use of mobile devices for learning and support, and understanding the perspectives of international education. The project descriptions and posters describing them are listed on the eSTEeM website under the section eSTEeM Projects. We are due to finalise five more projects at the end of May and to put out a further call for projects by the end of April. We envisage having at least 25 projects up and running by the summer.
The response from Faculty colleagues to be part of eSTEeM has been incredibly encouraging and we look forward to seeing the projects develop over the next few months. The first eSTEeM Conference to provide University colleagues with an opportunity to engage more fully with eSTEeM project developments and outcomes is planned for early 2012.