eSTEeM is providing a mechanism for professional development through practice-based scholarship within a mentored community. Much of our work is organised on a project basis with project management aimed at the delivery of new educational outcomes and scholarship outputs.
eSTEeM supports a rolling portfolio of approx. 80 active scholarship projects under a number of themes which include:
International curriculum delivery
Online/onscreen STEM practice
Technologies for STEM learning
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Creative Climate is a long-term online environmental communications initiative that gathers accounts of people’s understanding and action on environmental change issues.
April 2011 to June 2012
Tom Argles Sarah Davies
Geospatial technologies (that underpin services such as Google Earth™, ArcGIS™, remote sensing and GPS) can be used to help students grasp difficult or threshold concepts, such as 3D visualisation, and improve their spatial thinking skills, or ‘spatial literacy’.
April 2011 to November 2014
IBZL is a thought experiment. It starts from the question: what if bandwidth (and latency) in networks like the internet didn't matter any more? What would become possible?
April 2011 to February 2012
Data charts are used in many magazines, newspapers and official reports. Data journalism is on the rise. Big data is a familiar buzz word. And yet the public in general often does not have an easy way to explore the data and statistics that are thrown at them to justify a particular argument.
April 2011 to July 2013
Elaine Thomas Steve Walker Sarah Davies
The ‘Hybrid Digital Material Networked Learning’ project or 'The Mongrel Project’ aimed to explore learning experiences involving networked physical and digital resources.
December 2012 to November 2015
December 2013 to October 2015
Suresh Nesaratnam Shahram Taherzadeh
This Study considered the availability of smart phone environmental apps that could be used in the teaching of environmental engineering and environmental science. Several apps in the field of noise, water and air were found to be freely available on the Internet.
December 2013 to September 2014
Shailey Minocha Tom Argles Steve Tilling
In this project
1, we had the following research objectives towards investigating the pedagogical advantages of virtual field trips and the challenges for their adoption: October 2014 to October 2019
Elaine Thomas Leonor Barroca Helen Donelan Karen Kear
The ‘Using OpenStudio in STEM learning’ project was established to evaluate the use of online studio-based learning in the Open University. Studio-based learning provides a model that can be adapted for online learning.
October 2014 to December 2018
Diagramming is a creative process where the context and tools used to create the diagram may hinder or help students in learning both how to create diagrams that represent a situation and how to learn about diagramming and the situation.
June 2015 to January 2016