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eSTEeM Projects

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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    A personal tutor scheme to enhance student retention and improve success

  1. Victoria BrownCath Brown
  2. Student retention and continuation are key drivers for this project.

    May 2023 to May 2025

    Use of OpenLearn materials to improve satisfaction and retention on Degree Apprenticeships in the School of Computing and Communications

  3. Stuart Auton
  4. Background

    I am the Qualification Lead for the Applied Software Engineering Degree Apprenticeship in Wales (R40)1 and the Staff Tutor managing the associated team of Practice Tutors.

    May 2023 to April 2025

    Exploring timeliness, positivity and collection rates of TMA feedback

  5. Colette Christiansen
  6. This project is designed to extend the recently concluded project “Improving student use of feedback on marked TMAs” to analyse in more detail three areas.  The aim and the sub questions we will seek the answers to are set out below.

    July 2023 to September 2024

    Evaluating community-focussed Informal Workshop Sessions as improvement to the tuition strategy on a core Level 2 Physics module (S217)

  7. Adam FreemanAnne-Katrin Klehe
  8. The purpose of this project is to investigate how offering informal workshop sessions can improve a sense of community within tutor groups on S217, with the goal of improving student grades and retention on the module.

    May 2023 to September 2025

    Investigate how integrating vendor certifications within Computing modules affect student motivation, engagement and employability prospects

  9. Amaninder Singh
  10. Within many OU Computing modules and microcredentials, vendor certification content is partially integrated, or the modules are created solely based on the vendor qualifications (e.g., Cisco, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Education & Development Group (OpenEDG), EC-Council, Microsoft etc).

    October 2023 to September 2025

    Supporting the student’s learning journey through the transition of mathematics and statistics from level 2 to level 3

  11. Alison BromleyRachel HilliamGareth WilliamsGaynor ArrowsmithAlex SiddonsSue Pawley
  12. Mathematics and Statistics are linear subjects where success at higher levels depends on firm foundations, it is likened to a carpenter who is only capable of making a beautiful piece of furniture once they understand how a hammer and nail work.

    May 2017 to September 2023

    Online practical work for science and engineering students

  13. Mark Endean
  14. This short scoping project aimed to assess the feasibility of and, ideally, shape a longer‐term programme of collaborative working between the Faculties of Science and MCT, and East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) in Shanghai, China.

    April 2011 to August 2012

    Gathering student perception about online/distance practical science at level 1

  15. Victoria NicholasSteve Swithenby
  16. This eSTEeM project has investigated student perception about online practical science for two modules at level 1. Students were interviewed and completed online questionnaires before and after studying these modules. The interviews confirmed the anecdotal evidence that students felt more positiv

    December 2013 to February 2016

    Students’ study of online modules

  17. Elaine Moore
  18. The aim of this study was to obtain data on how students studied online modules and to use this to put in place amendments to the current presentation where this could be easily done or to subsequent presentations to enhance the students’ experience.

    December 2014 to August 2017

    Gathering student perception about online/distance practical science at level 2

  19. Victoria Nicholas
  20. We describe findings from a study based upon a collaborative project carried out online as the end of module assessment activity of a multidisciplinary science module at the UK Open University.

    July 2015 to February 2021

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