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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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    Online Summer Schools

  1. Kate NixonEleanor Crabb
  2. The covid-19 pandemic has resulted in losses in opportunities for students to gain experience at summer placements in research and industrial laboratories.

    November 2020 to July 2024

    Blending labcasts and remote/virtual experimentation: students’ perception in practical skills development

  3. Eleanor CrabbRob JanesKate Bradshaw
  4. Online practical work is now established across the OU STEM curriculum, in many modules and programmes.

    June 2018 to February 2022

    Career Development for STEM professionals

  5. Clem Herman
  6. The overall aim of this project was to develop a sustainable framework for supporting students into STEM employment, focusing on careers advice and professional development for those who are seeking to enter, return to or progress their careers in this sector.

    April 2011 to February 2013

    Online Presence for Learning and Employability: students' use of profiles in social networking environments

  7. Karen Kear
  8. The widespread use of social network sites means that ‘online presence’ is becoming increasingly important for social, educational and employment purposes. The most obvious examples of users’ online presence can be found in the personal profiles on sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn.

    August 2011 to January 2014

    E-Ambassadors and E-Portfolios: Exploring innovative methods to embed employability in practice based STEM distance learning

  9. Nigel MasonClem Herman
  10. This project investigated the use of online technologies for the delivery of careers and employability advice to distance learning STEM students with the aim of informing the future development of careers and employability provision.

    December 2012 to July 2013

    Enhancing Systems Thinking in Practice at the Workplace

  11. Martin Reynolds
  12. The eSTEeM project was an 18-month systemic inquiry beginning January 2014 initiated by a core team of 5 academics associated with the production and presentation of the postgraduate programme in Systems Thinking in Practice (STiP).

    December 2013 to August 2016

    Enabling Mathematics and Statistics Associate Lecturers to achieve their potential

  13. Rachel Hilliam
  14. In the School of Mathematics and Statistics Associate Lectures (ALs) work across a wide range of modules both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. This study was undertaken before the faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology (MCT) merged with the faculty of Science.

    December 2014 to March 2017

    Investigating the careers of Staff Tutors in STEM for Athena SWAN

  15. Rachel Hilliam
  16. Staff Tutors within the STEM Faculty form a large part of the academic workforce and are described as the glue between central academics and students, however the role is varied and complex.

    December 2014 to June 2016

    Impact study of the taught MScs in Technology related subjects on students’ employability

  17. Daphne Chang
  18. Initial scoping of the literature on employability shows that certain aspects of employability such as motivations for study/outcomes of postgraduate studies have been documented and discussed to some extent.  However, there seem to be little discussion/debate on medium to long-term impact of PG

    May 2016 to December 2021

    Measuring qualification effects of a new pedagogy which embeds learning and assessment activities within each student’s rich professional context of practice

  19. Lucia Rapanotti
  20. We report on the outcomes of an eSTEeM project focused on a pedagogical approach implemented in three post-graduate modules for a recently introduced Computing qualification (F66 MSc in Computing), where the students’ own professional context of practice, rather than fictitious case studies, is u

    January 2016 to May 2017

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