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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 programming problem-solving skills using individualised screencasts

  1. Sarah Mattingly
  2. This project set out to investigate whether tutor feedback via video screencasts could help novice computing students develop skills in programming and in problem-solving, and whether creating such screencasts was feasible for tutors in the normal course of correspondence tuition.

    November 2018 to May 2020

    Use of augmented reality in a second level human biology module: benefits and challenges

  3. Karen New
    • This project explored the use of a vision-based augmented reality (AR) application (Heart App), which has been developed by the Open University, specifically for a second level Human Biology module (SK299). 

    November 2018 to April 2020

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

  4. Lesley BoydRob Janes
  5. 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

    Implementing quantum mechanics visualisation tools in a distance learning context

  6. Calum MacCormick
  7. The aim of the project is to analyse a trial run of some carefully selected quantum mechanics visualisation tools within the 19J presentation of SM358, and to use the analysis to inform the development of the level 3 physics curriculum.

    April 2019 to April 2022

    Blended tutorials in Mathematics: simultaneous F2F and online learning events

  8. Andrew PotterColin Blundell
  9. October 2019 to September 2021

    Teaching distributed computing using Raspberry Pi clusters at a distance

  10. Daniel Gooch
  11. Parallel and distributed computing (PDC) is considered a threshold concept for computing [2], forming a key part of the ACM Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Computer Science [1].

    October 2019 to January 2023

    Associate Lecturers’ Involvement in Improved Practice in a SXPS288 Labcast Delivery

  12. Venetia Brown
  13. Tutors who work in distance education often have less opportunities to participate in important, practical science experiences with colleagues.

    October 2019 to December 2021

    Pair Programming as a tool to enhance teaching and learning of programming at a distance

  14. Adeola Adeliyi
  15. WHAT PEDAGOGIC ISSUE OR PROBLEM WE ARE ADDRESSING

    October 2019 to February 2022

    An investigation into the way Jupyter Notebooks enhance learning and teaching on TM351

  16. Sharon DawesChris Thomson
  17. TM351 (Data Management and Analysis) has used Jupyter (2019) notebooks for practical work from its inception in 2016.

    October 2019 to February 2022

    An investigation into the breadth of learning objectives and skills developed in OpenSTEM Labs experiments

  18. Helen Lockett
  19. The OpenSTEM Labs (OSL) deliver authentic practical experiences to STEM students using real time instrumentation, data and equipment for practical enquiries over the internet.

    June 2020 to May 2022

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