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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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    Supporting students in online tuition from Access through the student journey

  1. Carlton WoodLynda Cook
  2. Within many STEM modules we have moved to an online platform for learning events, including tuition.  Whilst there are many benefits to online tuition by both tutors and students (such as remote access) anecdotal evidence suggests that STEM OU students do not actively participate in online tuitio

    November 2018 to December 2021

    Evaluating the design of the virtual microscope with students

  3. Christothea Herodotou
  4. 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

    Online Summer Schools

  5. Kate NixonEleanor Crabb
  6. The covid-19 pandemic has resulted in losses in opportunities for students to gain experience at summer placements in research and industrial laboratories.

    November 2020 to March 2022

    Online Summer Schools

  7. Kate NixonEleanor Crabb
  8. The covid-19 pandemic has resulted in losses in opportunities for students to gain experience at summer placements in research and industrial laboratories.

    November 2020 to March 2023

    Blending labcasts and remote/virtual experimentation: students’ perception in practical skills development

  9. Eleanor CrabbRob JanesKate Bradshaw
  10. Online practical work is now established across the OU STEM curriculum, in many modules and programmes.

    June 2018 to February 2022

    Career Development for STEM professionals

  11. Clem Herman
  12. The overall aim of this project was to develop a sustainable framework for supporting students into STEM employment, focusing on careers advice and professional development for those who are seeking to enter, return to or progress their careers in this sector.

    April 2011 to February 2013

    Online Presence for Learning and Employability: students' use of profiles in social networking environments

  13. Karen Kear
  14. The widespread use of social network sites means that ‘online presence’ is becoming increasingly important for social, educational and employment purposes. The most obvious examples of users’ online presence can be found in the personal profiles on sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn.

    August 2011 to January 2014

    How it is different to before? Science students' perceptions of the study experience

  15. Laura HillsJohn Rose-Adams
  16. This project is a study of the experience of students with a disability studying Science at a time of considerable financial curriculum and technological change.

    December 2012 to October 2015

    E-Ambassadors and E-Portfolios: Exploring innovative methods to embed employability in practice based STEM distance learning

  17. Nigel MasonClem Herman
  18. This project investigated the use of online technologies for the delivery of careers and employability advice to distance learning STEM students with the aim of informing the future development of careers and employability provision.

    December 2012 to July 2013

    Enhancing Systems Thinking in Practice at the Workplace

  19. Martin Reynolds
  20. The eSTEeM project was an 18-month systemic inquiry beginning January 2014 initiated by a core team of 5 academics associated with the production and presentation of the postgraduate programme in Systems Thinking in Practice (STiP).

    December 2013 to August 2016

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