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
Online/onscreen STEM practice
Technologies for STEM learning
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Carlton Wood Steve Walker
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
Soraya Kouadri Mostéfaoui
Recently the UK government has initiated various initiatives and strategies to address the need for increased STEM skills in the workplace.
October 2017 to September 2021
Laura Alexander Alexis Lansbury
Winner of the 4th eSTEeM Scholarship Projects of the Year Awards 2021 under the category - Enhancing the Student Experience.
An overall summary of our findings would be that:-
November 2017 to February 2021
The main project question is focused on whether, and if so how, a whole qualification approach of designing and developing the various components of the recent BEng (Hons) (Q65) and MEng (M04) has had a positive impact on student success.
May 2018 to August 2023
Anne Campbell Mark Jones Anne-Marie Gallen Winner of the 6th eSTEeM Scholarship Projects of the Year Awards 2023. May 2018 to January 2023
Carol Calvert Luay Salman
A flexible start programme was introduced in July- September 2018 for the MU123 18J presentation. There was a high take up from students with just under 200 students participating, which was 43% of those offered a place, and this meant that the programme was full to capacity.
July 2018 to May 2020
Carol Calvert Alison Bromley Chris Hughes
The Open University (UK) has developed two systems of predictive modelling to identify students at risk.
November 2018 to December 2019
Andrew Potter Gerry Golding
Investigations into students’ attitudes toward mathematics learning is well documented in the literature. The student’s perception of the usefulness of his/her mathematical studies to his/her chosen degree pathway can affect retention rates, as well as progression in later STEM study.
May 2019 to December 2021
Fiona Moorman Karen New
Our distance learning students study in isolation and are an increasingly diverse cohort, many with disabilities and balancing work, family and caring commitments alongside study workload, with many students opting to study at high intensity with potential overlap between J and B presentations.
May 2019 to December 2021
SDK228, Science of the mind: Investigating mental health was a level two interdisciplinary Life, Health and Chemical Science (LHCS) module that attracted students from a variety of backgrounds including health and natural sciences, health and social care, nursing, psychology and counselling.
April 2019 to October 2021