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
Online/onscreen STEM practice
Technologies for STEM learning
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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
Elaine Thomas Helen Jefferis Soraya Kouadri Mostéfaoui
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
Phil Wheeler Julia Cooke Kadmiel Maseyk Trevor Collins
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
Anton Dil 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
Hayley Ryder TC O'Neil
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 December 2022
Suresh Nesaratnam Shahram Taherzadeh
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
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
Linda Moore Maria Velasco-Garcia
Winner of the 4th Best Poster Competition at the 8th eSTEeM Annual Conference, 8-9 May 2019. May 2018 to February 2022
Eleanor Crabb Nick Chatterton Kate Bradshaw Karen New
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
Sarah Mattingly Winner of the 4th eSTEeM Scholarship Projects of the Year Awards 2021 under the category - Innovative Approach to Teaching. November 2018 to May 2020