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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:

  • Access, Participation and Success
  • Innovative assessment
  • Online/onscreen STEM practice
  • 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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    Learning behaviours and successful outcomes in STEM students

  1. Elizabeth EllisAlice Gallagher
  2. Since 2016 the Learning Innovation team has been engaged in a series of research activities designed to gain a deeper understanding of the underlying study habits and learning behaviour of OU students, in order to inform the future development of pedagogy, systems, tools and platforms. Potential

    October 2019 to December 2020

    Can a new OU Study App enhance the learning experience of students on S350, an online only module?

  3. Simon CollinsonRachel McMullanCatherine Halliwell
  4. In 2019 twenty-one modules volunteered to pilot a new OU Study App (The Open University, 2019); since January 2021 all module websites are available.

    October 2019 to April 2021

    Are virtual visits an effective way of engaging learners?

  5. David ConwayChristine GardnerJanet Hughes
  6. Winner of the 5th Best Poster Competition at the 9th eSTEeM Annual Conference, 29-30 April 2020.

    December 2019 to November 2021

    Investigating the perceived benefits to computing students of remote pair programming

  7. Janet HughesAnn Walshe
  8. Winner of the 5th eSTEeM Scholarship Projects of the Year Awards 2022.

    October 2019 to October 2021

    Are You Ready for Your Studies - Are we Assessing Students Readiness? An evaluation of the usefulness of the Level 2 ARFY quizzes

  9. Soraya Kouadri MostéfaouiOli Howson
  10. The Are You Ready for Your Studies Quizzes have recently been implemented to help students decide whether they are ready to study a module.

    November 2019 to September 2022

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

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

    October 2019 to December 2021

    All change, but does tuition in cluster groups work?

  13. Helen Jefferis
  14. In recent years tutors have been asked to commit to a timetable of tutorials some time before the start of a module so that a full list of available tutorials can be provided to students as soon as they start their studies.

    October 2019 to September 2021

    The value to students of drop-in tutorials to support assessment

  15. Maria Townsend
  16. Open University standard online tutorials are generally tutor-led with the tutor setting the agenda and content to be covered. Although they include both presentation and activities, some students are reluctant to actively participate.

    June 2020 to April 2022

    How one module can serve multiple qualifications through tailored implementation of presentation

  17. Carol CalvertRachel Hilliam
  18. Students taking qualifications mainly in science, economics and data sciences are now the majority of the students on a second-year undergraduate statistics course.

    March 2020 to November 2021

    Using Bitesize Videos to Enhance Students’ Experiences in a Level 2 Programming Module

  19. Soraya Kouadri MostéfaouiMark HallMarina Carter
  20. TT284 is a popular level 2 Web technologies module attracting over 1000 students in each presentation.

    April 2020 to July 2022

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