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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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    Understanding how our assessment contributes to retention and awarding gaps for black students on LHCS modules

  1. Jane LoughlinDuncan BanksEleanor Crabb
  2. The aim of this project is to investigate factors contributing to the retention and awarding gaps observed for black students (and other minority ethnic groups) on LHCS modules, with a focus on assessment design and module assessment strategy.

    April 2021 to December 2022

    Black student experience and outcomes on S112: improving a level 1 STEM module

  3. Louise MacBrayneJennie Bellamy
  4. Data seems to indicate that pass rates for Black students in EEES have previously been low despite completion rates closer to the rest of the cohort (data for other Minority Ethnic students were not included in the presentation).

    November 2020 to June 2022

    Implementing quantum mechanics visualisation tools in a distance learning context

  5. Calum MacCormick
  6. 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 July 2020

    Investigating the motivations of female students choosing an open versus named qualification

  7. Elaine McPherson
  8. The Combined STEM qualification team would like to better understand why students choose a STEM subject.

    April 2019 to April 2023

    Improving and evaluating inclusivity in group project work for distance-learning engineering students

  9. Alice MoncasterHedieh Jazaeri
  10. This project is about improving inclusivity for distance-learning group projects.

    April 2021 to September 2022

    An evaluation of use and impact of zero grades in assessment; are we being consistent, fair, and transparent?

  11. Karen NewFiona Moorman
  12. Assessment is at the core of teaching and learning at the Open University.  It is used to measure student learning against institutional and AQA standards and, most importantly, assessment has a pivotal role in consolidating student understanding and in supporting progression along their learning

    June 2021 to December 2022

    Evaluating the Impact of Implementing Learning Design Approaches in STEM over 4 Years

  13. Tom Olney
  14. In 2016, the OU was restructured into four super-faculties (STEM, WELS, FASS & FBL). Amongst many other things, each faculty was tasked with developing structures, governance and procedures that would support module teams in designing teaching and learning appropriate to their context.

    April 2021 to March 2022

    Analysis of COVID-19’s impact on BAME students’ attainment (A case study of Level 1 C&C Open University modules)

  15. Dhouha KbaierSoraya Kouadri Mostéfaoui
  16. A range of evidence from new data sources indicates that historically marginalised sections of the population, namely those from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME*) backgrounds, suffer disproportionally from the impacts of the COVID-19 [1].

    October 2021 to April 2023

    Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: A Badged Open Course

  17. Shailey MinochaDiane Butler
  18. This free Badged Open Course (BOC) titled Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in STEM provides a toolkit for conducting Scholarship of Teaching an

    January 2021 to September 2021