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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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    Peer-learning activity for communicating algorithms in a Level 2 computer science module

  1. Ravi Rajani
  2. The project seeks to increase interaction among students on M269 Algorithms, data structures and computability 1 and develop skills in communicating and evaluating technical concepts with peers.

    May 2023 to September 2024

    Understanding different perspectives of postgraduate education in the international arena

  3. Leonor Barroca
  4. This project was set up to investigate the short term opportunities in international markets (focus on Portugal and Brazil) for the OU’s postgraduate offerings in ICT & Computing (with a focus on software engineering).

    April 2011 to June 2012

    Exploring global potential for WaSH distance education and training

  5. Pam Furniss
  6. The original aim of this project when it started in 2011 was to explore the potential for WASH distance education and training in a global market. WASH stands for water, sanitation and hygiene. At that time the final objective was to prepare a bid for funding.

    August 2011 to October 2016

    OpenWASH evaluation

  7. Pam Furniss
  8. OpenWASH is an international Open University programme that provides learning resources for the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector in Ethiopia. The initial project (2014-2016), in partnership with UNICEF and World Vision Ethiopia, produced five OpenWASH modules and a Trainers’ Handbook.

    November 2018 to October 2019

    Enhancing professional networking and engagement using social media

  9. Helen Donelan
  10. The overall aim of this project was to investigate how STEM academics are currently using social media to engage with existing professional networks and extended communities, and to explore ways to support those who want to use these tools more effectively. The project explores the following:

    February 2012 to August 2014

    Flight of the Fritillary

  11. Emma Rothero
  12. The Floodplain Meadows Partnership (FMP), hosted by the Open University, has been collecting data on the rare Snakeshead fritillary plant at a National Nature Reserve (North Meadow, Cricklade, Wilts) since 1999, using volunteers.

    February 2012 to February 2014

    Flight of the Fritillary Phase 2

  13. Emma Rothero
  14. The Floodplain Meadows Partnership (FMP), hosted by the Open University, has been collecting data on the rare plant species snake’s-head fritillary at a National Nature Reserve (North Meadow, Cricklade, Wilts) since 1999, using volunteers.

    January 2015 to June 2018

    Floodplain Meadows Partnership Ambassadors

  15. Emma Rothero
  16. We have previously undertaken simple questionnaires to gain feedback about the training, but we would like to develop this further and in-more depth to answer the following questions:

    May 2019 to December 2021

    The OpenScience Laboratory

  17. Nick Braithwaite
  18. The OpenScience Laboratory (OSL) was launched in July 2013 with generous funding from the Wolfson Foundation and significant investment from The Open University.

    July 2013 to July 2014

    Activities to improve the engagement of international students in online teaching

  19. Simon CollinsonCatherine Halliwell
  20. Online teaching enables students to study from all around the globe to produce a diverse student cohort. As UK universities expand online provision and target international students key questions arise:

    June 2012 to June 2013