Michael Morris, Sean

Sean Morris

Senior Instructor and Director of Digital Pedagogy Lab
  • School of Education & Human Development

Sean Michael Morris is a digital teacher and pedagogist, with experience especially in instructional design, networked learning, distance collaboration, and critical digital pedagogy. He has been working in digital learning since 1999. My work in the fields of critical digital pedagogy and critical instructional design is founded in the philosophy of Paulo Freire, and finds contemporary analogues in the work of Howard Rheingold, Audrey Watters, Henry Giroux, and bell hooks. He is committed to engaging audiences in critical inspection of digital technologies, and to turning a social justice lens upon education.

Areas of Expertise

Critical pedagogy, digital pedagogy, scholarship of teaching and learning, open education, online learning, learning design, higher education pedagogy, narrative and ethnography, fiction, imagination, social justice, contemplative pedagogy.

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • B.A., English - Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • M.A., English - University of Colorado Boulder



International Fellow - Warwick International Higher Education Academy


  • Co-founder, Hybrid Pedagogy Inc.
  • Ongoing partnership with The Open University, Coventry University, and University of Warwick.