Sean Michael Morris has been working in digital pedagogy for 22 years. In 2012, he co-founded the research field critical digital pedagogy, as well as the journal Hybrid Pedagogy, and, in 2015, the global professional development event, Digital Pedagogy Lab. In his positions at Middlebury College, University of Mary Washington, and the University of Colorado Denver, he worked to empower K20 teachers with a deeper understanding of educational technologies and their impact on pedagogy. As Vice President, Academics, Sean leads Course Hero’s educator team and initiatives including partnerships with teachers, development of Course Hero’s professional learning programs, and the creation of pedagogically-focused content.
His work has been featured by National Public Radio, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, Times Higher Ed, The Guardian, Forbes, Fortune, and by numerous podcasts across the education space. He has spoken to audiences across North America, Europe, the Middle East, South Africa, and Malaysia. He is the co-author of An Urgency of Teachers: the Work of Critical Digital Pedagogy, and most recently published chapters in The Ends of Knowledge (Bloomsbury) and Virtual Identities and Digital Culture (Routledge).
His work on AI stems from a critical digital pedagogy perspective. Most recently, he designed and taught AI Academy, a professional learning program focused on building community-driven solutions to the challenges of AI in education.