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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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    An investigation into the use of Artificial Neural Networks to predict student failure, and the efficacy of sustainable additional support for those students

  1. John Woodthorpe
  2. The project analysed VLE data with Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs), in order to identify patterns of behaviour that correlate with the likelihood of a student failing the EMA.

    December 2013 to March 2016

    A quantitative and qualitative investigation into communications sent to students for selected level 1 MST and science modules

  3. Linda Robson
  4. The Open University as a distance teaching organisation uses email communication as the main method of communication with students.

    December 2014 to December 2015

    Perceptions, Expectations and Experience of Group Tuition: towards a shared understanding amongst stakeholders

  5. Ann WalsheAnne-Marie Gallen
  6. Highly Commended at the 1st eSTEeM Scholarship Projects of the Year Awards 2018 under the category – Enhancing the Student Experience.

    March 2015 to July 2017

    Breaking the coding barrier: transition from Level 1 to Level 2 programming

  7. Frances Chetwynd
  8. In this research we have investigated the use of a visual-based programming language at HE Stage 1 for beginner programmers.

    June 2015 to July 2018

    Implementation of lessons learnt from students who succeed “despite the odds”

  9. Carol Calvert
  10. Focusing on what makes for study success is not a new research pursuit – retrospective examination of factors contributing to study success generally reveal that students who do well have a predictable social, cultural, educational and cognitive profile which places them well to succeed.

    January 2016 to June 2017

    Investigating factors which affect active student participation during tutorials in online rooms

  11. Diane ButlerLynda CookVikki Haley-Mirnar
  12. Winner of the 2nd eSTEeM Scholarship Projects of the Year Awards 2019 under the category - Enhancing the Student Experience.

    April 2016 to September 2018

    Leading the way as a hydro nation in Scotland – supporting student transitions within a strategic partnership between Glasgow Clyde College, The Open University in Scotland and Heriot-Watt University

  13. Sally Crighton
  14. As part of their commitment to building a Hydro Nation (Scottish Government, 2015), Scottish Water approached the Open University in Scotland (OUiS) with a request to establish a bridging qualification from an Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Water Operations from Glasgow Clyde College, a qua

    October 2016 to October 2019

    A Flexible Start to M140

  15. Carol Calvert
  16. Winner of the 1st eSTEeM Scholarship Projects of the Year Awards 2018 under the category Enhancing the Student Experience.

    May 2017 to August 2018

    Supporting MST224 students with bridging material during their transition from level one mathematics

  17. Sue PawleyChris Hughes
  18. Using funding from eSTEeM, we have created an interactive website and series of online tutorials under the umbrella of Revise and Refresh (R&R) for MST224: Mathematical methods.

    May 2017 to November 2018

    Utilising the Teaching Tricky Topic process to Identify and Address Student Misunderstandings across Three OU Modules

  19. Elizabeth FitzGeraldRob JanesElaine MooreJo Iacovides
  20. In summary, this project aimed to create shared understandings of disciplinary misconceptions (Tricky Topics) in particular modules, and to create new ways of overcoming those misconceptions.

    May 2017 to January 2019

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