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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:

  • Access, Participation and Success
  • Innovative assessment
  • Online/onscreen STEM practice
  • 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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    Transforming retention and progression in a new Level 1 course

  1. Chris Dobbyn
  2. 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

    Assessing 'alternative media' elements: is there a generic model?

  3. Soraya Kouadri Mostéfaoui
  4. Nowadays, new digital technologies provide educators with increasingly diverse opportunities for assessing students’ understanding through media other than conventional text – for example web pages, videos, posters, PowerPoint presentations, podcasts and graphics, all of which can be submitted el

    April 2011 to January 2013

    Evaluation of assessed collaborative wiki activity and comparison with similar collaborative online activities in other contexts

  5. Janet Haresnape
  6. This project centres around an online collaborative activity which was adapted from a face-to-face tutorial activity developed for students on S366 (Evolution).  In the activity, students each provided data, and suggestions about its interpretation, by contributing to a series of wiki pages.  The

    August 2011 to February 2017

    Thresholded assessment: does it work?

  7. Sally Jordan
  8. Many Science Faculty modules have moved from their previous summative continuous assessment to formative but thresholded continuous assessment. The aim of the project was to evaluate this Faculty-wide change in practice.

    May 2013 to September 2014

    How students’ use of language relates to learning, retention and performance in assessment on TU100

  9. John WoodthorpeJim Donohue
  10. This project built on previous work between MCT and WELS (formally FELS) on language use and student attainment at level 1, including in the production of TU100.

    December 2013 to May 2016

    Associate lecturer and student views of Science Faculty feedback processes

  11. Sally JordanSarah AllmanClaire Rostron
  12. This project is funded by the OU's Study Experience Programme New Models of Assessment and Tuition Project.

    January 2014 to October 2014

    Academic literacy and communicating assessment to students on L1 Science Modules

  13. Claire KoteckiPrithvi Shrestha
  14. This project aimed to understand assessment and how it is communicated to students in Level 1 Science with application across STEM subjects.

    June 2015 to August 2019

    Assessment analytics of student engagement with, and performance on, S217 online quizzes

  15. Andrew Norton
  16. This project used analytics information to investigate student engagement with, and attitudes towards, the online interactive quizzes that form part of S217 Physics: from Classical to Quantum.  

    January 2016 to August 2016

    Use of STACK to generate formative assessment for level 3 Pure mathematics

  17. Hayley Ryder
  18. Highly Commended at the 3rd eSTEeM Scholarship Projects of the Year Awards 2020 under the category - Innovative/Original Approach to Teaching.

    October 2016 to November 2019

    Student co-design of confidence-building formative assessment for Level 1 Computing & IT students

  19. Paul PiwekSimon Savage
  20. Winner of the 6th eSTEeM Scholarship Projects of the Year Awards 2023.

    June 2019 to June 2022

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