August 25, 2019

Teaching Goes High-Tech With International Lab at UMW

Digital Pedagogy Lab 2019When Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel created Digital Pedagogy Lab, or DPL for short, they imagined it would be a permanent fixture wherever they were teaching. Now the UMW educators think of it as a roadshow. Shortly after its inception, they began traveling the globe, bringing the lab to tech-savvy teachers and those who […]

Morris Quoted in Chronicle of Higher Education Article

Sean Michael Morris, director of UMW’s Digital Pedagogy Lab and Digital Learning

Sean Michael Morris, director of UMW’s Digital Pedagogy Lab and Digital Learning

Sean Michael Morris, director of UMW’s Digital Pedagogy Lab and Digital Learning, was quoted in an article on addressing student anxiety published by The Chronicle of Higher Education. “Love in pedagogical work is an orientation,” Morris wrote. “It is a decision to commit first to the community of learners and second to the material we’ve come to teach.”

https://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Best-and-Worst-Ways-to/246226?cid=wsinglestory

 

The Best (and Worst) Ways to Respond to Student Anxiety (The Chronicle of Higher Education)

Morris Quoted on Plagiarism-Detection Firm in University World News

Sean Michael Morris

Sean Michael Morris, director of digital learning at UMW, spoke to University World News about plagiarism-detection firm Turnitin. A long-time critic of the company, he said the rise of ed tech was tied to larger stresses being placed on college teaching. He said that as budgets shrink, class sizes grow, and large courses are often taught by time-strapped adjuncts.

“As classrooms get larger, 40, 50, 200 students,” he said, “teachers throw up their hands and say, ‘How am I going to grade so many essays? I’m going to let technology do it for me.’”

Read More: Plagiarism-detection firm to be sold for US$1.7 billion

 

Plagiarism-detection firm to be sold for US$1.7 billion (University World News)

Turnitin to Be Acquired by Advance Publications for $1.75B (edsurge.com)

Why a Plagiarism-Detection Company Is Now a Billion-Dollar Business (The Chronicle of Higher Education)

Stommel and Morris Talk Classroom Technology in Inside Higher Ed

Q&A: 2 Digital Learning Devotees Evaluate Their Progress (Inside Higher Ed)

Jesse Stommel and Sean Michael Morris examine their evolving thoughts on classroom technology and online education.

https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/article/2018/10/10/digital-learning-experts-reflect-evolving-field-new-book

Q&A: 2 Digital Learning Devotees Evaluate Their Progress (Inside Higher Ed)

Online Learning Shouldn’t Be ‘Less Than’ (Inside Higher Ed)