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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M348 (Applied Statistical Modelling) is a new module in applied statistics that will involve developing skills in the R software package via the use of Jupyter notebooks. It is a compulsory module for students on several qualifications and these students have a range of different backgrounds.
April 2022 to July 2023
How leaders choose to lead inevitably has impacts on those who follow them. From the beginning of AstrobiologyOU, its directors have aspired to lead the group collaboratively.
April 2022 to April 2023
Victoria Nicholas Paul Collier Students frequently cite time pressure as a challenge to successful study. August 2022 to August 2023
Victoria Pearson Linda Moore Maria Velasco-Garcia
In every presentation of S111, there has been a percentage of students who remain registered until the end of the module but have had limited or even no engagement with the module content and assessment. In some cases, they may have never logged on to the VLE at all despite attempts from ALs and
April 2022 to December 2023
James Warren Georgy Holden
We think that we know our students, but do we fully understand their hopes the reality of their daily lives?
April 2022 to June 2023
Gemma Warriner Fiona Moorman Becca Whitehead
Many SPS and LHCS students reported anxiety concerning the 20J exams on module forums, and also in conversation with SST Advisors.
April 2022 to December 2023
When the Covid pandemic affected education, universities around the globe had to move not only their content delivery online, but also their assessments.
April 2022 to December 2022
Janet Haresnape Ruth Gilbert Heather Fraser Hanne Bown David Ruiz
This project aims to evaluate a planned programme of events which:
June 2022 to February 2024
Retention on S217 (
Physics: from classical to quantum) is a problem, with 30-40% of student withdrawing over the course of the module. Initial analysis of historic data (15J to 21J) shows that nearly half of the official withdrawals happen before Christmas (wk 10/11 of the module). November 2022 to October 2023
Theodora Philcox Elouise Huxor
This project aims to improve student retention on U101,
Design thinking. U101 is a gateway Level 1 design module and part of Q61 in Engineering and Innovation (E&I). November 2022 to January 2024