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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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    Disproved predictions of at-risk students: Some students fail despite doing well, others succeed despite predicted as at-risk

  1. Martin Hlosta
  2. Most of the research around the identification of at-risk students and the prediction of their performance using Machine Learning focuses on developing the most accurate model.

    April 2019 to October 2020

    Improving success and satisfaction of credit transfer students entering L3 modules in Science

  3. Eleanor CrabbJane Loughlin
  4. Credit transfer students are often regarded as having the potential to succeed in distance learning.

    May 2019 to December 2021

    Strategies to support students and tutors with online collaborative projects: an action research project

  5. Shirley EvansWinston GrahamManish Malik
  6. Development of group working skills is important both in terms of employability and as part of a collaborative learning approach but students may not always recognise the importance of it.

    September 2019 to September 2020

    How are students using extensions and what is the impact on success?

  7. Catherine HalliwellCath Brown
  8. Winner of the 5th eSTEeM Scholarship Projects of the Year Awards 2022.

    May 2019 to November 2021

    Can an asynchronous student conference in Open Studio develop students’ critical evaluation skills?

  9. Catherine HalliwellJenny Duckworth
  10. The level 3 module Evaluating Contemporary Science (S350), helps students learn, develop and apply important key skills such as evaluation of current science research and communication of these findings to different audiences, along with professional skills such as time-management, giving constru

    May 2019 to April 2022

    Online module forums: espoused, actual and improved

  11. Barbara Jones
  12. The main goal was to analyse what actually occurred in the T313 and T317 TMA and EMA forums and to make comparisons between them with a view to

    July 2020 to July 2021

    Personalised Student Support Plans: Examining the Effectiveness of Support Recommendations made by Students

  13. Cathryn Peoples
  14. The literature suggests that students want more from academic staff, from desiring to be treated with explicit respect [[i]] to being co-creators of their teaching and learning material [[ii]] [[iii]].

    June 2019 to January 2021

    Do OU students understand the Learning Outcomes on courses in general and in T176, T192, T193, T194 in particular?

  15. Alan Yate
  16. Anecdotal evidence from ALs tutoring on some Level 1 Engineering modules seems to show that students on Engineering modules do not fully engage with the Learning Outcomes (LOs).

    June 2019 to August 2021

    Learning behaviours and successful outcomes in STEM students

  17. Elizabeth EllisAlice Gallagher
  18. Since 2016 the Learning Innovation team has been engaged in a series of research activities designed to gain a deeper understanding of the underlying study habits and learning behaviour of OU students, in order to inform the future development of pedagogy, systems, tools and platforms. Potential

    October 2019 to December 2020

    Can a new OU Study App enhance the learning experience of students on S350, an online only module?

  19. Simon CollinsonRachel McMullanCatherine Halliwell
  20. In 2019 twenty-one modules volunteered to pilot a new OU Study App (The Open University, 2019); since January 2021 all module websites are available.

    October 2019 to April 2021

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