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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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    Assessment banking – useful break or deferred withdrawal? An investigation of the outcomes and experience for students who have assessment banked

  1. Linda Robson
  2. One of the options for students facing difficulties with their studies is to assessment bank their TMAs and take an extended break, with the intention of returning at the same point in the next presentation of their module.

    November 2017 to December 2022

    Piloting OU Analyse and the Student Probabilities Model on 12 STEM Modules

  3. Carlton WoodSteve Walker
  4. The eSTEeM project Piloting OU Analyse and the Student Probabilities Model on 12 STEM Modules was established in November 2017 and aimed to explore whether, and how, these two learning analytics tools, could contribute to one of the four priorities - the use of data and analytics -

    May 2017 to August 2019

    Supporting Degree Apprenticeship students: Tutors’ and Students’ perspectives

  5. Soraya Kouadri Mostéfaoui
  6. Recently the UK government has initiated various initiatives and strategies to address the need for increased STEM skills in the workplace.

    October 2017 to September 2021

    An investigation into how STEM students use learning resources in different formats, and how this use develops over time

  7. Laura AlexanderAlexis Lansbury
  8. Winner at the 4th eSTEeM Scholarship Projects of the Year Awards 2021 under the category - Enhancing the Student Experience.

    An overall summary of our findings would be that:-

    November 2017 to February 2021

    Evaluating the impact of a qualification based approach to student engagement and success in engineering study

  9. Alec Goodyear
  10. The main project question is focused on whether, and if so how, a whole qualification approach of designing and developing the various components of the recent BEng (Hons) (Q65) and MEng (M04) has had a positive impact on student success.

    May 2018 to August 2023

    Perceptions, Expectations and Experience of Group Tuition: towards a shared understanding amongst stakeholders (part II: the student perspective)

  11. Anne CampbellMark JonesAnne-Marie Gallen
  12. In our January 2015 eSTEeM proposal, we asked the question ‘What is tuition: do our students expect from tuition

    May 2018 to September 2022

    Early start MU123

  13. Carol CalvertLuay Salman
  14. A flexible start programme was introduced in July- September 2018 for the MU123 18J presentation. There was a high take up from students with just under 200 students participating, which was 43% of those offered a place, and this meant that the programme was full to capacity.

    July 2018 to May 2020

    Usage of Early Alerts Indicators on two level 1 modules

  15. Carol CalvertAlison BromleyChris Hughes
  16. The Open University (UK) has developed two systems of predictive modelling to identify students at risk.

    November 2018 to December 2019

    Associate Lecturer Reflections on Student Perceptions of Usefulness of Level 1 Service Mathematics

  17. Andrew PotterGerry Golding
  18. Investigations into students’ attitudes toward mathematics learning is well documented in the literature. The student’s perception of the usefulness of his/her mathematical studies to his/her chosen degree pathway can affect retention rates, as well as progression in later STEM study.

    May 2019 to December 2021

    STEM ISSS - where are we now? Evaluating awareness, usage and effectiveness of individual student support sessions

  19. Fiona MoormanKaren New
  20. Our distance learning students study in isolation and are an increasingly diverse cohort, many with disabilities and balancing work, family and caring commitments alongside study workload, with many students opting to study at high intensity with potential overlap between J and B presentations.

    May 2019 to December 2021