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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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    Are virtual visits an effective way of engaging learners?

  1. David ConwayChristine GardnerJanet Hughes
  2. 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

  3. Janet HughesAnn Walshe
  4. Winner at 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

  5. Soraya Kouadri MostéfaouiOli Howson
  6. 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

  7. Jo FayramJohn Woodthorpe
  8. 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?

  9. Helen Jefferis
  10. 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

  11. Maria Townsend
  12. 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

  13. Carol CalvertRachel Hilliam
  14. 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

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

    April 2020 to July 2022

    Evaluation of Assessment and Tuition Changes for S284 Astronomy

  17. Mark JonesHelen Fraser
  18. Astronomy is a subject area with broad appeal, being a topic of interest both for students intending to specialise in astrophysics and for those who simply wish to know more about our place in the Universe.

    June 2020 to December 2021

    How successfully are students engaging with the Python component of SM123?

  19. Gemma Warriner
  20. SM123: Physics and Space is a Level 1 module aimed at preparing students to study physics, astronomy or planetary science at OU level 2. Most students are not new to the Open University and will have already studied S111: Questions in Science.

    April 2020 to October 2021

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