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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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    Developing practice in online synchronous tuition by peer observation, feedback and reflection

  1. Mark Jones
  2. An issue in adoption of online synchronous tutorials (such as OU Live) is that training and development tends to focus on technical usage rather than reflection on teaching practice.

    August 2011 to February 2016

    SDK125 Student Intentions and Retention Study

  3. Basiro Davey
  4. SDK125 registrations have increased from <400 students in 2007 to a combined total of >2,000 in dual presentations in 2012/13, but in the last two years, retention has inexplicably fallen from previous sustained levels around the Science average rate.

    July 2013 to July 2014

    An investigation into the use of Artificial Neural Networks to predict student failure, and the efficacy of sustainable additional support for those students

  5. John Woodthorpe
  6. The project analysed VLE data with Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs), in order to identify patterns of behaviour that correlate with the likelihood of a student failing the EMA.

    December 2013 to March 2016

    A quantitative and qualitative investigation into communications sent to students for selected level 1 MST and science modules

  7. Linda Robson
  8. The Open University as a distance teaching organisation uses email communication as the main method of communication with students.

    December 2014 to December 2015

    Perceptions, Expectations and Experience of Group Tuition: towards a shared understanding amongst stakeholders

  9. Ann WalsheAnne-Marie Gallen
  10. Highly Commended at the 1st eSTEeM Scholarship Projects of the Year Awards 2018 under the category – Enhancing the Student Experience.

    March 2015 to July 2017

    Breaking the coding barrier: transition from Level 1 to Level 2 programming

  11. Frances Chetwynd
  12. In this research we have investigated the use of a visual-based programming language at HE Stage 1 for beginner programmers.

    June 2015 to July 2018

    Implementation of lessons learnt from students who succeed “despite the odds”

  13. Carol Calvert
  14. Focusing on what makes for study success is not a new research pursuit – retrospective examination of factors contributing to study success generally reveal that students who do well have a predictable social, cultural, educational and cognitive profile which places them well to succeed.

    January 2016 to June 2017

    Investigating factors which affect active student participation during tutorials in online rooms

  15. Diane ButlerLynda CookVikki Haley-Mirnar
  16. Winner at the 2nd eSTEeM Scholarship Projects of the Year Awards 2019 under the category - Enhancing the Student Experience.

    April 2016 to September 2018

    Leading the way as a hydro nation in Scotland – supporting student transitions within a strategic partnership between Glasgow Clyde College, The Open University in Scotland and Heriot-Watt University

  17. Sally Crighton
  18. As part of their commitment to building a Hydro Nation (Scottish Government, 2015), Scottish Water approached the Open University in Scotland (OUiS) with a request to establish a bridging qualification from an Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Water Operations from Glasgow Clyde College, a qua

    October 2016 to October 2019

    A Flexible Start to M140

  19. Carol Calvert
  20. Winner at the 1st eSTEeM Scholarship Projects of the Year Awards 2018 under the category Enhancing the Student Experience.

    May 2017 to August 2018

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