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eSTEeM Projects

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:

  • Innovative assessment
  • International curriculum delivery
  • Online/onscreen STEM practice
  • STEM engagement
  • Supporting students
  • Technologies for STEM learning

To learn more about our projects, please click on the project titles or use the search feature below by entering keywords. To search by the name of a project leader, please use the 'Filter by Project Leader' tab on the right-hand side of this page.

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    How students’ use of language relates to learning, retention and performance in assessment on TU100

  1. John WoodthorpeJim Donohue
  2. This project built on previous work between MCT and WELS (formally FELS) on language use and student attainment at level 1, including in the production of TU100.

    December 2013 to May 2016

    Understanding and improving students’ learning experience and engagement with practical science on-line: The case of virtual and remote microscopes

  3. Christothea Herodotou
  4. There is a need to better understand what works best for students who study practical science online in order to improve their overall learning experience.

    February 2016 to January 2019

    Utilising the Teaching Tricky Topic process to Identify and Address Student Misunderstandings across Three OU Modules

  5. Elizabeth FitzGeraldRob JanesElaine MooreJo Iacovides
  6. In summary, this project aimed to create shared understandings of disciplinary misconceptions (Tricky Topics) in particular modules, and to create new ways of overcoming those misconceptions.

    May 2017 to January 2019

    VISION - Visual Interfaces for Systematising and Interpreting Online Notes

  7. Ale OkadaAnna De LiddoAndrea Berardi
  8. Understanding students’ preferences and habits about digital reading is fundamental to support paperless learning.

    May 2017 to February 2021

    Engaging stakeholders as experts in the trial and evaluation of Disability Language Guidance

  9. Elaine McPhersonKate Lister
  10. To support inclusive and equitable study, universities often categorise students as ‘disabled’ for them to access specific support for their studies and require them to engage with terms such as ‘disclosing a disability’ and ‘reasonable adjustments’.

    February 2019 to August 2021

    Using technology-enabled learning networks to drive module improvements in STEM

  11. Lesley BoydRob Janes
  12. This project provides one way to answer the need to close the feedback loop between OU tutors and campus-based teams, to develop a joint understanding of teaching and learning design challenges, and to put tutors as close as possible to the development of solutions.

    November 2018 to September 2021

    Supporting student academic skills development - an evaluation of an English for Academic Purposes pilot

  13. Jo FayramJohn Woodthorpe
  14. Highly Commended at the 5th eSTEeM Scholarship Projects of the Year Awards 2022.

    October 2019 to December 2021

    Evaluating the design of the virtual microscope with students

  15. Christothea Herodotou
  16. Existing studies about the design of the Virtual Microscope (VM) detail the technical specifications of the microscope such as improving the client response time when requesting an image and portability across computer platforms (Çatalyürek et al., 2003; Fereira et al., 1997) and report on develo

    April 2020 to December 2021

    Learning and Development Needs of Autistic Adults Studying STEM Subjects via Distance Learning

  17. Laura Dean
  18. This project looks at the specific learning and development needs of autistic students. Autistic students may have distinct needs there are aspects of their lived experience which can impact their ability to learn.

    July 2020 to October 2021