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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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    Towards A Structured Process for Involving ALs in Module Tuition Strategy Design and Review

  1. Ann Walshe
  2. Following the introduction of the Group Tuition Policy (GTP) in 2016, Associate Lecturers (ALs) were given the opportunity in 2017 to feed back into a review of the newly created module tuition strategies. In the STEM Faculty a Toolkit was provided to support the review.

    May 2017 to January 2019

    Online tutorial design: can we do better?

  3. Linda MooreNicola McIntyre
  4. Poor attendance at online synchronous tutorials has been an ongoing problem. One of the aims of the introduction of the group tuition policy was to address this problem by giving students more choice. Based on the evidence seen thus far, this has not resulted in better attendance and it has also

    June 2017 to December 2021

    Use of OULive recordings of `live mathematics’ and discussion forums on a level 3 Pure mathematics module in order to enable students to move to a growth mindset in maths and to add a social dimension to learning mathematics

  5. Hayley RyderTacey O'Neil
  6. There is much research regarding students who struggle mathematically early (school, Y1 UG) but not for good students who `hit a wall’ at level 3. Some persevere while others drop-out.

    October 2017 to September 2024

    Wisdom from Groups

  7. Simon Bell
  8. The project themes can be set out in short hand as follows: Online group work. How we get better at it, the need to do more, providing students with experience, innovation in method and reaching out by means of a story set out in a graphic novel.

    October 2017 to March 2019

    Active learning in synchronous online tuition: increasing student interaction

  9. Katrine Rogers
  10. Highly Commended at the 3rd eSTEeM Scholarship Projects of the Year Awards 2020 under the category – Enhancing the Student Experience.

    September 2017 to July 2019

    Analytics for tracking student engagement

  11. Christine Gardner
  12. Although there has been much research in the area of data analytics in recent years (e.g. Shum and Ferguson 2012), there are questions regarding which analytic methodologies can be most effective in informing higher education teaching and learning practices (Gibson and de Freitas, 2016).

    October 2017 to February 2021

    Using Student Analytics with tutors to increase retention

  13. Katie Chicot
  14. Highly Commended at the 2nd eSTEeM Scholarship Projects of the Year Awards 2019 under the category - Enhancing the Student Experience.

    November 2017 to August 2018

    Developing a sense of community through cross‐level engagement between staff and students in creative industries subjects

  15. Nicole Lotz
  16. The overall project set out to pilot and evaluate innovative programme level blended engagement events that aim to create a community of learners across a qualification.

    November 2017 to June 2020

    Assessment banking – useful break or deferred withdrawal? An investigation of the outcomes and experience for students who have assessment banked

  17. Linda Robson
  18. One of the options for students facing difficulties with their studies is to assessment bank their TMAs and take an extended break, with the intention of returning at the same point in the next presentation of their module.

    November 2017 to December 2023

    Piloting OU Analyse and the Student Probabilities Model on 12 STEM Modules

  19. Carlton WoodSteve Walker
  20. The eSTEeM project Piloting OU Analyse and the Student Probabilities Model on 12 STEM Modules was established in November 2017 and aimed to explore whether, and how, these two learning analytics tools, could contribute to one of the four priorities - the use of data and analytics -

    May 2017 to August 2019

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