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:
International curriculum delivery
Online/onscreen STEM practice
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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There are pockets of innovation taking place within the AL community in how digital technologies are being used for teaching and learning; from use of discussion forums to support practice learning to using Adobe Connect for active learning and Onenote being used to support students with learning
August 2020 to August 2022
Richard Walker Highly Commended at the 4th eSTEeM Scholarship Projects of the Year Awards 2021 under the category - Enhancing the Student Experience. July 2020 to December 2020
Mark Hall Soraya Kouadri Mostéfaoui
TT284 (Web Technologies) is a popular level 2 module covering fundamental web technologies. One challenge students face is the large number of elements they have to deal with during their studies of the module.
January 2021 to May 2022
Mark Hirst Christopher Heath
We plan to seek information from students taking the module S290 Investigating Human Health and Disease.
October 2021 to October 2022
Improving access to STEM education is viewed globally as a route to economic empowerment.
April 2022 to July 2023
Tom Olney Carlton Wood
In 2017/2018 the research team completed an eSTEeM project that used a social informatics approach to explore the extent to which, and how, two learning analytics tools (OUA and SPM) were being used in STEM by tutors and presentation module teams.
May 2022 to January 2023
Lisa Bowers Highly Commended at the 1st eSTEeM Scholarship Projects of the Year Awards 2018 under the category – Innovative/Original Approach to Teaching. June 2015 to January 2018
This project undertook an investigation of the use of peer assessment in distance teaching. After reviewing evidence from within and outside the institution a number of pilot studies were undertaken. The Workshop tool in the Moodle VLE was evaluated.
April 2011 to September 2014
This project investigated the use of the argument mapping technique for helping Computing and Technology students with developing their argument analysis skills. The focus was on scaffolding of these skills through interactive computer-marked assessment.
June 2011 to March 2014
This project was set up to evaluate the effectiveness of the models of assessment devised for the new Level 1 course, TU100: My Digital Life. Assessments and tutor guides based on novel models had been prepared by a small group of staff, including the investigators.
June 2011 to May 2014