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    How should formative assessments be assessed? A study of S217 online quizzes

  1. Jonathan NylkAndy Diament
  2. The aim of this project is to evaluate the level of student engagement with the online quizzes on S217 Physics: from Classical to Quantum, comparing the current model of assessment with a formative thresholded assessment model which has been shown to have a marked positive impact on stud

    November 2022 to August 2023

    Perceptions, Expectations and Experience of Group Tuition: towards a shared understanding amongst stakeholders

  3. Ann WalsheAnne-Marie Gallen
  4. Highly Commended at the 1st eSTEeM Scholarship Projects of the Year Awards 2018 under the category – Enhancing the Student Experience.

    March 2015 to July 2017

    Enhancing professional networking and engagement using social media

  5. Helen Donelan
  6. The overall aim of this project was to investigate how STEM academics are currently using social media to engage with existing professional networks and extended communities, and to explore ways to support those who want to use these tools more effectively. The project explores the following:

    February 2012 to August 2014

    Factors influencing female participation in Physical Science Postgraduate Research Programmes

  7. Clare RegerMark BowdenAnne-Marie Gallen
  8. The aim of this project was to conduct a scoping study into why lower numbers of female graduates choose nuclear fusion Ph.D.s relative to other physical sciences. This is a particularly nuanced study as we are considering the nuclear fusion research pathway in comparison to other STEM routes.

    April 2019 to February 2022

    Associate lecturer and student views of Science Faculty feedback processes

  9. Sally JordanSarah AllmanClaire Rostron
  10. This project was funded by the OU's Study Experience Programme New Models of Assessment and Tuition Project.

    January 2014 to October 2014

    Curriculum Development in Computing and Communications: Enabling the Student Voice, Facilitating Employability and Exploring Students’ Personal and Professional Aspirations

  11. Alexis LansburyArabella Nock
  12. This project will investigate whether our current C&C curriculum meets the personal and professional aspirations and employability needs of our students and identify curriculum-gaps from our students’ perspectives.

    April 2022 to October 2023

    E-Ambassadors and E-Portfolios: Exploring innovative methods to embed employability in practice based STEM distance learning

  13. Nigel MasonClem Herman
  14. This project investigated the use of online technologies for the delivery of careers and employability advice to distance learning STEM students with the aim of informing the future development of careers and employability provision.

    December 2012 to July 2013

    Hybrid/Digital Networked Learning scruffy mongrel or sleek new breed?

  15. Elaine ThomasSteve WalkerSarah Davies
  16. The ‘Hybrid Digital Material Networked Learning’ project or 'The Mongrel Project’ aimed to explore learning experiences involving networked physical and digital resources.

    December 2012 to November 2015

    Understanding on-line teaching practice: the importance of the observation

  17. Chris Douce
  18. This project captured and identified the practice of tutorial observations from two different perspectives: the perspective of the distance learning tutor, and the perspective of their manager or staff tutor.

    January 2017 to July 2018

    Innovation in online student support

  19. Cath BrownSue Pawley
  20. Due to the increasing popularity of the Data Science degree, MST224 student numbers have increased significantly.  This has resulted in the employment of significant numbers of ALs, and we would like to use the resultant increase in tutorial time to offer innovative tutorials and enhanced student

    May 2023 to November 2024

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