Each year, the Foundation for Mott Community College funds a number of “Innovation Awards” awarded competitively to faculty and staff. I’ve been fortunate to be a recipient in the past.
- 2010’s project was an expansion of the MCC history resource website I first created in 2008. I developed a syllabus archive, transitioned our primary source document collection to a new, more modern website, and (with technical support from MAET program faculty and students) digitized and posted oral history interviews conducted by MCC students and faculty.
- 2011’s project saw me develop teaching and assessment tools using digital mapping resources and, particularly, the merging of data visualization with geographical data.
- 2012’s project involved creating teaching and assessment resources that revolved around pop culture representations of historical concepts and events. In particular, I examined gaming and historical simulations.