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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Hannah Gauci Janette Wallace Highly Commended at the 5th eSTEeM Scholarship Projects of the Year Awards 2022. October 2019 to July 2021
This project aimed to measure the impact that a professional development offering for academics tasked with designing open, online and distance learning called the ‘Learning Design and Course Creation (LDCC) Workshop’ had on the individuals who attended it, and the institutions they came from.
October 2019 to January 2024
Alexis Lansbury Autumn Thomson Andy Hollyhead
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
Within the physical sciences curriculum, employability and skills development elements are being incorporated into modules in order to address the Open University Employability Policy and also to address the employability and careers development requirements of Institute of Physics (IoP) accredit
November 2020 to December 2023
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
Shailey Minocha Diane Butler
This free Badged Open Course (BOC) titled
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in STEM provides a toolkit for conducting Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL January 2021 to September 2021
Alexis Lansbury Arabella Nock
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
Lorraine Waters Rachel McMullan
Developing employability skills have been identified as an Open University priority; there is evidence that these transferable ‘soft’ skills are often limited in science graduates entering the workplace.
May 2022 to June 2024
In a significant proportion of engineering disasters where engineers were to blame ‘insufficient knowledge’ was a contributing factor, this is an ethical issue.
November 2022 to February 2024
Kay Bromley Jill Shaw Joan Jackson
M815 Project Management is part of the postgraduate computing programme and can also be studied by MSc students in Technology Management, Environmental Management, Engineering, Systems Thinking in Practice or Space Science and Open MSc/MA. This proposed scholarship project is motivated by tutors
December 2022 to December 2023