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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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    Use of augmented reality in a second level human biology module: benefits and challenges

  1. Karen New
    • This project explored the use of a vision-based augmented reality (AR) application (Heart App), which has been developed by the Open University, specifically for a second level Human Biology module (SK299). 

    November 2018 to April 2020

    Using technology-enabled learning networks to drive module improvements in STEM

  2. Lesley BoydRob Janes
  3. This project provides one way to answer the need to close the feedback loop between OU tutors and campus-based teams, to develop a joint understanding of teaching and learning design challenges, and to put tutors as close as possible to the development of solutions.

    November 2018 to September 2021

    Implementing quantum mechanics visualisation tools in a distance learning context

  4. Calum MacCormick
  5. The aim of the project is to analyse a trial run of some carefully selected quantum mechanics visualisation tools within the 19J presentation of SM358, and to use the analysis to inform the development of the level 3 physics curriculum.

    April 2019 to April 2023

    Blended tutorials in Mathematics: simultaneous F2F and online learning events

  6. Andrew PotterColin Blundell
  7. October 2019 to September 2021

    Teaching distributed computing using Raspberry Pi clusters at a distance

  8. Daniel Gooch
  9. A Parallel and distributed computing (PDC) is now considered a threshold concept for computing, and is embedded in computing curricula across the globe.

    October 2019 to December 2022

    Associate Lecturers’ Involvement in Improved Practice in a SXPS288 Labcast Delivery

  10. Venetia Brown
  11. Tutors who work in distance education often have less opportunities to participate in important, practical science experiences with colleagues.

    October 2019 to December 2021

    Pair Programming as a tool to enhance teaching and learning of programming at a distance

  12. Adeola Adeliyi
  13. Pair programming promotes immediate, informal collaboration over coding activities. The driving developer writes the code and controls the keyboard and mouse; the navigating developer checks the code as it is written by the driver, and the developers swap their roles frequently.

    October 2019 to May 2023

    An investigation into the way Jupyter Notebooks enhance learning and teaching on TM351

  14. Sharon DawesAutumn Thomson
  15. TM351 Data Management and Analysis has used Jupyter (2019) notebooks for practical work from its inception in 2016 and this project investigated how the notebooks supported students' learning.

    October 2019 to June 2022

    An investigation into the breadth of learning objectives and skills developed in OpenSTEM Labs experiments

  16. Helen Lockett
  17. Highly Commended at the 6th eSTEeM Scholarship Projects of the Year Awards 2023.

    June 2020 to May 2022

    A review of the use of Office 365 and Adobe Connect for active learning by ALs tutoring on T227 and TXY227

  18. Katharine Jewitt
  19. This scholarship work took place to identify what Open University (OU) approved technologies (Adobe Connect and Microsoft Office 365 applications) are being used by Associate Lecturers (ALs) and explore how and why they are being used for teaching and learning.

    August 2020 to August 2022

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