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Dr Jean Fletcher receives Dean's Award for Innovation and Teaching 2017

Dr Fletcher proposed to develop an interactive e-learning tool within Blackboard to encourage early engagement and integration of lecture material in immunology. Immunology is a complex, jargon-heavy subject requiring a deep understanding of core concepts and detailed cellular mechanisms. Exams/student feedback indicate that the key problem for students is an inability to put the whole picture of immunology together at a system level. Lectures provide detail on each part of the immune system, but students struggle to integrate this knowledge and become bogged down in the detail, losing sight of the big picture.