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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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    Changing the way the game is played: transforming postgraduate curriculum praxis and workplace capabilities

  1. Martin ReynoldsRay Ison
  2. Research question: what are the opportunities and challenges for re-visioning the role of postgraduate distance learning provision and curriculum design in shifting from a conventional emphasis on developing ‘competencies’ based on learning outcomes (playing ‘the game’ better) to

    May 2018 to December 2021

    Student development and perceptions of employability skills in stage 1 science

  3. Fiona AikenChris Hutton
  4. S112, Science: concepts and practice, was a new science module at the Open University in 2017.

    November 2018 to November 2020

    Developing students and tutors perceptions of good mathematical communication on level one service mathematics module MU123: an investigation

  5. Sally CrightonAndrew PotterGerry Golding
  6. The project addresses the issue of good mathematical communication for level one mathematics students.

    April 2019 to December 2021

    Evaluating a new STEM AL induction programme

  7. Hannah GauciJanette Wallace
  8. Highly Commended at the 5th eSTEeM Scholarship Projects of the Year Awards 2022.

    October 2019 to July 2021

    Measuring the Impact of Learning Design and Course Creation (LDCC) Workshops

  9. Tom Olney
  10. This project aims to measure the impact that professional development provided by the OU, in ‘Learning Design and Course Creation’ (LDCC), has had on:

    (a) six Belarussian HEIs and staff who participated in the BELL Project (phase 1)

    October 2019 to October 2022

    Degree-Apprenticeships: Embedding learning in the practice-tutor, apprentice, employer tripartite

  11. Alexis LansburyChris ThomsonAndy Hollyhead
  12. This project will focus on the undergraduate degree-apprenticeships offered by the School of Computing and Communications in England and Wales.

    May 2020 to December 2021

    Using Learning Logs in SXPS288 – Effectiveness in helping students to reach Learning Outcomes, to enhance and document their employability skills, and raise awareness of opportunities in the space sector

  13. Alan Cayless
  14. SXPS288 is the main experimental module at level 2 on the physical sciences pathways.  The module was substantially rewritten for the 2019J presentation with updated astronomy and physics projects and a completely new planetary science project based around analysis of planetary atmospheres.  Thro

    November 2020 to May 2023

    Evaluating the Impact of Implementing Learning Design Approaches in STEM over 4 Years

  15. Tom Olney
  16. In 2016, the OU was restructured into four super-faculties (STEM, WELS, FASS & FBL). Amongst many other things, each faculty was tasked with developing structures, governance and procedures that would support module teams in designing teaching and learning appropriate to their context.

    April 2021 to March 2022

    Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: A Badged Open Course

  17. Shailey MinochaDiane Butler
  18. This free Badged Open Course (BOC) titled Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in STEM provides a toolkit for conducting Scholarship of Teaching an

    January 2021 to September 2021

    Curriculum Development in Computing and Communications: Enabling the Student Voice, Facilitating Employability and Exploring Students’ Personal and Professional Aspirations

  19. Alexis LansburyArabella Nock
  20. This project will investigate whether our current C&C curriculum meets the personal and professional aspirations and employability needs of our students and identify curriculum-gaps from our students’ perspectives.

    April 2022 to October 2023

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