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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Anne Campbell Mark Jones Anne-Marie Gallen
In our January 2015
eSTEeM proposal, we asked the question ‘What is tuition: do our students expect from tuition May 2018 to September 2022
Carol Calvert Luay Salman
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
Carol Calvert Alison Bromley Chris Hughes
The Open University (UK) has developed two systems of predictive modelling to identify students at risk.
November 2018 to December 2019
Andrew Potter Gerry Golding
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
Fiona Moorman Karen New
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
SDK228, Science of the mind: Investigating mental health was a level two interdisciplinary Life, Health and Chemical Science (LHCS) module that attracted students from a variety of backgrounds including health and natural sciences, health and social care, nursing, psychology and counselling.
April 2019 to October 2021
Karen New Fiona Moorman Hannah Gauci
In keeping with the ethos ‘open to all’, The Open University (OU) has provided higher education opportunities to students in secure environments (SiSE) for over 40 years, currently reaching over 150 secure environments (Open University, 2020).
June 2019 to January 2021
Anne-Marie Gallen Clare Reger
Reusability is a key concept for educators. For many of the associate lectures at the Open University, the group tuition policy has resulted in repetition of tutorial structure and delivery with ALs across clusters giving similar tutorials on the same topics at similar times.
March 2019 to October 2019
The Mathematics and Statistics Study Site was created in September 2017 and was one of a number of pilot study sites in the OU. Many of the resources on the site have grown out of smaller scholarship projects.
May 2019 to December 2020
This project sought to understand how the subject sites are being used and how they are perceived by students. The project took the approach of looking at all of the undergraduate subject sites in STEM.
May 2019 to February 2021