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

  1. Sally Crighton
  2. 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

  3. Hannah GauciJanette Wallace
  4. 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

  5. Tom Olney
  6. Highly Commended at the 7th eSTEeM Scholarship Projects of the Year Awards 2024.

    October 2019 to January 2024

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

  7. Alexis LansburyAutumn ThomsonAndy Hollyhead
  8. 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

  9. Alan Cayless
  10. 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

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

  11. Tom Olney
  12. 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

  13. Shailey MinochaDiane Butler
  14. 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

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

  15. Alexis LansburyArabella Nock
  16. 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

    Evaluation of online journal club (OJC) in S285: to what extent does this help students develop employability skills?

  17. Lorraine WatersRachel McMullan
  18. 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

    Which factors are correlated with undergraduate engineering distance learning students’ expectations of ethical issues?

  19. Joanna Sessford
  20. Ethics is becoming an increasingly important part of engineering curriculum. Engineers need to be able to recognise and make ethical decisions in their working life. This is essential for a number of different reasons including to avoid potentially life taking disasters. 

    November 2022 to February 2024

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