Our Mission: Digital Pedagogy Lab engages a community of learners and teachers to inspire educational approaches based on pedagogies, policies, and critical practices that support agency, creativity, and inquiry.

Digital Pedagogy Lab is an annual learning and teaching event held at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. The event was established in 2015 as an opportunity to provide in-depth dialogue and practical experience to educators working in under-theorized digital learning spaces.

Critical pedagogy forms the foundation of our approach at Digital Pedagogy Lab, and the foundation of the pedagogies that we advocate. The Lab has always been primarily concerned with the facility of online and digital learning, and especially with the ways that educational technology and instructional design make space for, or do not make space for, student agency and liberative pedagogies. As the Lab has continued to grow, our focus has widened to include issues of access, disability, equity, student rights, teacher agency, and the representation of unheard and silenced voices in education.


Sean Michael Morris

Director of Digital Pedagogy Lab

Advisory Board

Sherri Spelic

Leadership coach, educator, workshop designer and facilitator

Rebecca Halpern

Teaching and Learning Services Coordinator, Claremont Colleges

Martha Burtis

Director, Digital Knowledge Center, University of Mary Washington

Bonnie Stewart

Program Lead/Designer for Experiential Education, UPEI

Audrey Watters

Education journalist, independent scholar

Chris Gilliard

Professor of English, Macomb Community College


If you have questions about Digital Pedagogy Lab, suggestions for the organizers, or are interested in sponsorship, group rates, etc., don’t hesitate to reach out to Sean Michael Morris.

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