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Educational Research


The Educational Research Group conducts research into the development and delivery of education across the Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences.  While distance education is a perennial focus, our work impacts on all modes of STEM education and extends into other disciplines as well.  Several of our projects focus on enhancing, enabling and evaluating fieldwork, in both virtual and outdoor environments.  We pursue research under five main themes:

Links and networks

Many of our research projects are supported by eSTEeM, the Open University’s centre for STEM pedagogy.

OpenSTEM Labs: The OU’s initiative to provide practical teaching in all aspects of STEM for distance learners.

OpenScience Laboratory: Launched in 2013, the OU’s original ‘app store’ for practical science investigations and experiments online.

We also have links with:

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Recent publications (please wait a few seconds for download to appear)

If you would like to know more about our Educational Research, please contact the theme lead, Dr Tom Argles.

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