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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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    Are we making progress? Progression through learners’ interaction in OpenStudio across a qualification

  1. Nicole Lotz
  2. The project set out to better understand how learners in the Design and Innovation Qualification at the Open University progress in OpenStudio as they move through their qualification.

    June 2015 to October 2017

    Visualising the code: are students engaging with programming at level 1?

  3. Elaine ThomasHelen JefferisSoraya Kouadri Mostéfaoui
  4. This project Visualising the code: are students engaging with programming at Level 1? investigated the impact of using a visual programming environment on student engagement with programming.

    October 2015 to June 2019

    Assessing The ‘Open Field Lab’: Evaluating Interactive Fieldcasts for Enhancing Access to Fieldwork

  5. Phil WheelerJulia CookeKadmiel MaseykTrevor Collins
  6. Fieldwork is a fundamental part of the curriculum in undergraduate biological, environmental, Earth and geographical sciences, but not all students are able to participate in authentic field activities.

    October 2016 to December 2020

    Development and evaluation of a software tool for automated Java specification marking

  7. Anton Dil
  8. Highly Commended at the 2nd eSTEeM Scholarship Projects of the Year Awards 2019 under the category - Innovative/Original Approach to Teaching.

    October 2017 to October 2018

    Does the provision of an `own working space’ for tutors enhance the learning experience for students?

  9. Hayley RyderTacey O'Neil
  10. Adobe Connect has replaced OULive as the OU’s online tuition delivery tool and the current university plan is for tutors to work in shared online rooms for cohort/cluster-wide events.

    January 2018 to February 2024

    Pilot trial of a smart phone App for ascertaining water quality

  11. Suresh NesaratnamShahram Taherzadeh
  12. An important aspect of studying a technological module such as T868 Environmental monitoring and protection, is the acquisition of practical skills. Normally such skills are taught through practical sessions in a laboratory. Sometimes they are taught in the field.

    June 2018 to March 2019

    Visual Interactive Learning of Engineering Concepts

  13. Rongshan Qin
  14. The project developed a visual interactive learning method to help engineering student to understand basic concepts. Many engineering concepts explain the relationships between various parameters.

    August 2018 to August 2021

    The impact of live streaming module-wide events in student engagement and motivation

  15. Linda MooreMaria Velasco-Garcia
  16. Winner of the 4th Best Poster Competition at the 8th eSTEeM Annual Conference, 8-9 May 2019.

    May 2018 to February 2022

    Developing responsive approaches to enhance personalized learning in selected LHCS modules

  17. Eleanor CrabbNick ChattertonKate BradshawKaren New
  18. Personalized learning involves developing teaching strategies that allow students to learn in a way which is most effective for them. It requires educators to develop teaching materials using a range of styles, media and formats allowing students to choose approaches that suit their needs.

    June 2018 to January 2022

    Developing programming problem-solving skills using individualised screencasts

  19. Sarah Mattingly
  20. Winner of the 4th eSTEeM Scholarship Projects of the Year Awards 2021 under the category - Innovative Approach to Teaching.

    November 2018 to May 2020

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