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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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    Breaking the coding barrier: transition from Level 1 to Level 2 programming

  1. Frances Chetwynd
  2. In this research we have investigated the use of a visual-based programming language at HE Stage 1 for beginner programmers.

    June 2015 to July 2018

    Implementation of lessons learnt from students who succeed “despite the odds”

  3. Carol Calvert
  4. Focusing on what makes for study success is not a new research pursuit – retrospective examination of factors contributing to study success generally reveal that students who do well have a predictable social, cultural, educational and cognitive profile which places them well to succeed.

    January 2016 to June 2017

    Investigating factors which affect active student participation during tutorials in online rooms

  5. Diane ButlerLynda CookVikki Haley-Mirnar
  6. Winner at the 2nd eSTEeM Scholarship Projects of the Year Awards 2019 under the category - Enhancing the Student Experience.

    April 2016 to September 2018

    Leading the way as a hydro nation in Scotland – supporting student transitions within a strategic partnership between Glasgow Clyde College, The Open University in Scotland and Heriot-Watt University

  7. Sally Crighton
  8. As part of their commitment to building a Hydro Nation (Scottish Government, 2015), Scottish Water approached the Open University in Scotland (OUiS) with a request to establish a bridging qualification from an Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Water Operations from Glasgow Clyde College, a qua

    October 2016 to October 2019

    A Flexible Start to M140

  9. Carol Calvert
  10. Winner at the 1st eSTEeM Scholarship Projects of the Year Awards 2018 under the category Enhancing the Student Experience.

    May 2017 to August 2018

    Supporting MST224 students with bridging material during their transition from level one mathematics

  11. Sue PawleyChris Hughes
  12. Using funding from eSTEeM, we have created an interactive website and series of online tutorials under the umbrella of Revise and Refresh (R&R) for MST224: Mathematical methods.

    May 2017 to November 2018

    Utilising the Teaching Tricky Topic process to Identify and Address Student Misunderstandings across Three OU Modules

  13. Elizabeth FitzGeraldRob JanesElaine MooreJo Iacovides
  14. In summary, this project aimed to create shared understandings of disciplinary misconceptions (Tricky Topics) in particular modules, and to create new ways of overcoming those misconceptions.

    May 2017 to January 2019

    Towards A Structured Process for Involving ALs in Module Tuition Strategy Design and Review

  15. Ann Walshe
  16. Following the introduction of the Group Tuition Policy (GTP) in 2016, Associate Lecturers (ALs) were given the opportunity in 2017 to feed back into a review of the newly created module tuition strategies. In the STEM Faculty a Toolkit was provided to support the review.

    May 2017 to January 2019

    Online tutorial design: can we do better?

  17. Linda ThomsonNicola McIntyre
  18. Poor attendance at online synchronous tutorials has been an ongoing problem. One of the aims of the introduction of the group tuition policy was to address this problem by giving students more choice. Based on the evidence seen thus far, this has not resulted in better attendance and it has also

    June 2017 to December 2021

    Use of OULive recordings of `live mathematics’ and discussion forums on a level 3 Pure mathematics module in order to enable students to move to a growth mindset in maths and to add a social dimension to learning mathematics

  19. Hayley RyderTC O'Neil
  20. There is much research regarding students who struggle mathematically early (school, Y1 UG) but not for good students who `hit a wall’ at level 3. Some persevere while others drop-out.

    October 2017 to September 2024

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