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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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    Do OU students understand the Learning Outcomes on courses in general and in T176, T192, T193, T194 in particular?

  1. Alan Yate
  2. Anecdotal evidence from ALs tutoring on some Level 1 Engineering modules seems to show that students on Engineering modules do not fully engage with the Learning Outcomes (LOs).

    June 2019 to August 2021

    Learning behaviours and successful outcomes in STEM students

  3. Elizabeth EllisAlice Gallagher
  4. Since 2016 the Learning Innovation team has been engaged in a series of research activities designed to gain a deeper understanding of the underlying study habits and learning behaviour of OU students, in order to inform the future development of pedagogy, systems, tools and platforms. Potential

    October 2019 to December 2020

    Can a new OU Study App enhance the learning experience of students on S350, an online only module?

  5. Simon CollinsonRachel McMullanCatherine Halliwell
  6. In 2019 twenty-one modules volunteered to pilot a new OU Study App (The Open University, 2019); since January 2021 all module websites are available.

    October 2019 to April 2021

    Are virtual visits an effective way of engaging learners?

  7. David ConwayChristine GardnerJanet Hughes
  8. Winner of the 5th Best Poster Competition at the 9th eSTEeM Annual Conference, 29-30 April 2020.

    December 2019 to November 2021

    Investigating the perceived benefits to computing students of remote pair programming

  9. Janet HughesAnn Walshe
  10. Winner of the 5th eSTEeM Scholarship Projects of the Year Award 2022.

    October 2019 to October 2021

    Are You Ready for Your Studies - Are we Assessing Students Readiness? An evaluation of the usefulness of the Level 2 ARFY quizzes

  11. Soraya Kouadri MostéfaouiOli Howson
  12. The Are You Ready for Your Studies Quizzes have recently been implemented to help students decide whether they are ready to study a module.

    November 2019 to November 2023

    Supporting student academic skills development - an evaluation of an English for Academic Purposes pilot

  13. Jo FayramJohn Woodthorpe
  14. Highly Commended at the 5th eSTEeM Scholarship Projects of the Year Awards 2022.

    October 2019 to December 2021

    All change, but does tuition in cluster groups work?

  15. Helen Jefferis
  16. In recent years tutors have been asked to commit to a timetable of tutorials some time before the start of a module so that a full list of available tutorials can be provided to students as soon as they start their studies.

    October 2019 to September 2021

    The value to students of drop-in tutorials to support assessment

  17. Maria Townsend
  18. Open University standard online tutorials are generally tutor-led with the tutor setting the agenda and content to be covered. Although they include both presentation and activities, some students are reluctant to actively participate.

    June 2020 to April 2022

    How one module can serve multiple qualifications through tailored implementation of presentation

  19. Carol CalvertRachel Hilliam
  20. Students taking qualifications mainly in science, economics and data sciences are now the majority of the students on a second-year undergraduate statistics course.

    March 2020 to November 2021

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