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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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    Flight of the Fritillary Phase 2

  1. Emma Rothero
  2. 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

  3. Emma Rothero
  4. 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

  5. Nick Braithwaite
  6. 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

  7. Simon CollinsonCatherine Halliwell
  8. 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

    Engaging Opportunities

  9. Rick Holliman
  10. Engaging Opportunities was funded by RCUK from 2013-2016 as one of 12 School-University Partnerships (SUPI).

    January 2013 to December 2016

    How it is different to before? Science students' perceptions of the study experience

  11. Laura HillsJohn Rose-Adams
  12. This project is a study of the experience of students with a disability studying Science at a time of considerable financial curriculum and technological change.

    December 2012 to October 2015

    Gender Differences in completion and credit obtained in Level 2 study in Physical Sciences

  13. Pam Budd
  14. Winner of the 2nd Best Poster Competition at the 6th eSTEeM Annual Conference, 25-26 April 2017.

    December 2014 to February 2018

    Sonification of depictions of numerical data

  15. Karen VinesChris Hughes
  16. Winner of the 1st eSTEeM Scholarship Projects of the Year Awards 2018 under the category Innovative/Original Approach to Teaching.

    July 2015 to December 2016

    Gendered Choices - Motivation and degree choices of Computing and IT students: a gendered analysis

  17. Clem Herman
  18. This study investigates the gendered degree choices and motivations of Computing and IT students.

    May 2016 to July 2019

    Engineering qualifications at the OU – what motivates women to study?

  19. Carol MorrisSally Organ
  20. Winner of the 3rd Best Poster Competition at the 7th eSTEeM Annual Conference, 25-26 April 2018.

    May 2017 to October 2019