Dr. David Wiley is Co-Founder and Chief Academic Officer of
Lumen Learning, an organization dedicated to increasing student success and improving the affordability of education through the adoption of open educational resources by middle schools, high schools,
community and state colleges, and universities. He is also currently
a Shuttleworth Fellow, and Education Fellow at Creative
As an academic, Dr. Wiley has received numerous recognitions for his work, including an NSF CAREER grant and appointments as a Peery Social Entrepreneurship Research Fellow in the BYU Marriott School of Business, Senior Fellow for Strategy with the Saylor Foundation, and Nonresident Fellow in the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School. As a social entrepreneur, Dr. Wiley has founded or co-founded numerous entities including
Lumen Learning, Degreed, and the Open High School of Utah (now Mountain Heights Academy). In 2009, Fast Company named Dr. Wiley one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business.
David was born and raised in West Virginia. He is an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the
Mormons). He served a two-year mission for the church in Fukuoka,
Japan, and now serves as bishop of a student congregation at Brigham Young University. David lives in Utah with his wife and five children and enjoys running, playing basketball, listening to and making music, and reading. Education
Pre-College Program, Music, Carnegie Mellon University, 1989.
BFA, Music, Marshall University, 1997.
PhD, Instructional Psychology and Technology, Brigham Young University, 2000.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Instructional Technology, Utah State University, 2001. Honors, Recognitions, and Experience
Distinguished Alumni Award,
Marshall University Recipient,
National Science Foundation CAREER Grant Nonresident Fellow,
Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School Education Fellow,
Creative Commons Shuttleworth Fellow,
Shuttleworth Foundation Senior Fellow for Strategy,
Saylor Foundation Peery Social Entrepreneurship Research Fellow, Melvin J. Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance,
BYU Marriott School of Business Senior Fellow for Open Education,
National Center for Research in Advanced Information and Digital Technologies (Digital Promise) OLNet Expert Fellow,
The Open University Founder,
Open High School of Utah John Deaver Drinko Outstanding Achievement Award,
Marshall University Scholar / Researcher of the Year,
USU College of Education and Human Services Founding Director, USU Center for Open and Sustainable Learning
Open University of the Netherlands Founder,
OpenContent.org Vice President for Instructional Design,
Neumont University Chief Openness Officer,
Flat World Knowledge Design Scientist,
EduMetrics Research Institute Webmaster,
Marshall University #78,
Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business
Visual notes from a recent talk of mine by
"Wiley (2000) collated work on the concept of LO [learning objects], which led to significant amounts of activity by educational technologists and software engineers to devise the systems, processes and models to enable educators to design, share and (re)use LO (McGreal, 2006; Weller, Little, McAndrew & Woods, 2006).
With the expansion of the Internet and the emergence of the World Wide Web (WWW) it was also Wiley (1999) who took another major feature of software engineering - the open licences applied to open source software that enabled community-driven improvement of the software code - and applied it to educational content. Wiley's notion of open content, his first attempts at an open licence and the separate but related developments of the Creative Commons movement and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology OpenCourseWare initiative then led on to the adoption of the term open educational resources at a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization meeting, all of these actions stimulated and supported by significant programmatic funding from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (Ilyoshi & Kumar, 2008)."
Lane, A. & Mcandrew, P. (2010). Are open educational resources systematic or systemic change agents for teaching practice. British Journal of Educational Technology, 41(6), pp. 952-962. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8535.2010.01119.x
"David is one of America's most innovative thinkers on the future of learning. His cutting-edge work is helping America find ways of cutting costs while delivering a world-class education to all our students. Harnessing the promise of technology to drive better results is David's trademark, and it's what Digital Promise is all about."
Adam Frankel, Executive Director, National Center for Research in Advanced Information and Digital Technologies (Digital Promise) Music I Like
New York Voices,
The Manhattan Transfer,
Harry Connick, Jr.,
Yo Yo Ma,
Ralph Vaughan Williams,
Dreams Come True,
Vanessa de Mata,
and yes, Barry Manilow.
Once upon a time I dabbled in composition.
Sketches is a collection of original short piano pieces recorded in 1991. I still do a cappella arrangements for groups I occasionally sing with. One day I'll have to post some of those here... Fiction I Like
Brandon Sanderson -
The Way of Kings (Book 1 of The Stormlight Archive) ,
Words of Radiance (Book 2 of The Stormlight Archive) ,
The Final Empire,
The Well of Ascension,
The Hero of Ages,
Ursula K. Leguin -
A Wizard of Earthsea,
The Tombs of Atuan,
The Farthest Shore,
Tales from Earthsea,
The Other Wind
Orson Scott Card -
First Meetings in Ender's Universe,
A War of Gifts: An Ender Story,
Ender in Exile,
Speaker for the Dead,
Children of the Mind,
Shadow of the Hegemon,
Shadow of the Giant,
The Lost Gate
Isaac Azimov -
Prelude to Foundation,
Forward the Foundation,
Foundation and Empire,
Foundation and Earth
The Fellowship of the Ring,
The Two Towers,
The Return of the King,
Vernor Vinge -
Rainbows End Musical Theater Resume
I love musical theater and used to do shows all the time - three a year during my peak period. Brush Up (or Pick Up) Rehearsals are one of the great joys of life that few people know. Unfortunately it's difficult for me to find the time to participate in theater anymore. Some of the roles I've played in the past include:
I also had the very great pleasure of serving as Musical Director (orchestra, chorus, and actors) for the Huntington Outdoor Theater production of
J. Pierrepont Finch, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Curly McLain, Oklahoma Sid Sorokin,
The Pajama Game Nanki-Poo,
The Mikado Dr. Rasmussen T. Finsdale,
Li'l Abner Perchik,
Fiddler on the Roof 2nd Trio Member,
Trouble in Tahiti Bud Frump,
How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Hello, Dolly! in 1996. That was a blast.
For auditions I always sing Sondheim's
Take Me To The World from Evening Primrose.
I've been honored by invitations to speak in a number of different forums, including
TEDxNYED, Marshall University Honors Convocation Address - A Permanent State of Transition, Penn State TLT Symposium Keynote - Openness, Disaggregation, and the Future of Education, TEDxBYU - An Interdisciplinary Path to Innovation, iSummit '08
Keynote - 10 Years of Open Content
VIDEO TEDxNYED - Open Education and the Future Press Coverage
Projects I'm involved in have been the subject of local, national, and international press articles. I'm also frequently interviewed for expert opinion by the media about various issues related to education, technology, and openness. Here are some recent links to articles about my projects or for which I was interviewed. (You can also check the incredible press that
Lumen Learning, Degreed, and Mountain Heights Academy are getting on their respective websites).
CNN (April, 2014).
Removing ‘barriers’ to education through free college textbooks The Republic | AZ Central (March, 2014).
Online e-books replace heavy school textbooks Salt Lake Tribune (December, 2013).
University of Utah exploring using free, online textbooks Education Week (July, 2013).
Free Online Content Forces Publishers to Adjust The Chronicle of Higher Education (May, 2013).
Major Players in the MOOC Universe Herald Dispatch (April, 2013).
Twenty alumni to be honored at Alumni Awards Banquet today Salt Lake Tribune (April, 2013).
In Utah's digital shift, students turning the page on traditional textbooks CNN Money (March, 2013).
Startups are about to blow up the textbook New York Times (March, 2013).
Measure Seeks Campus Credit for Web Study Inside Higher Ed (March, 2013).
Company Sees Opening for OER The Chronicle of Higher Education (March, 2013).
Open-Education Company Helps Develop Textbook-Free Associate Degree Rapid City Journal (February, 2013).
Open education summit focus is online resources Daily Universe (February, 2013).
Open-access publishing a moral issue, some faculty say Inside Higher Ed (February, 2013).
The Particle Accelerator of Learning Financial Chronicle of India (February, 2013).
New delivery mechanism in higher education KQED Mind/Shift (December, 2012).
2012 Ed Tech Trends: Insights From Insiders Inside Higher Ed (December, 2012).
The Battle to Open Textbooks Deseret News (December, 2012).
Disruptive innovation: Open online courses are changing education forever Campus Technology (December, 2012).
Viewpoint TechCrunch (November, 2012).
Degreed Wants To Jailbreak The College Degree GigaOM (November, 2012).
Degreed launches crowdfunding campaign for reimagined 'digital diploma' Inside Higher Ed (November, 2012).
Pearson's Open Book ZDNet (November, 2012).
Canvas Network: Instructure takes on Coursera, et al, with a unique approach to MOOCs Courrier International (October, 2012).
Universite en ligne : Harvard pour tous GigaOM (October, 2012).
Fred Wilson on ed tech: 4 takeaways for educators and entrepreneurs The Chronicle of Higher Education (October, 2012).
MOOC Mania Inside Higher Ed (September, 2012).
Hands on with Degreed - Jailbreaking My Transcript The Universe (September, 2012).
BYU Students Become Co-authors of Textbook Inside Higher Ed (September, 2012).
MOOC's Little Brother The Chronicle of Higher Education (August, 2012).
ProfHacker: Weekend Reading KQED MindShift (June, 2012).
How Open Education is Changing the Texture of Content Forbes (June, 2012).
Can E-Textbooks Be Both Free And Profitable? Bertelsmann Seems To Think So World Journal (May, 2012).
網路大學 挑戰名校 KQED MindShift (May, 2012).
How Open Education is Changing the Texture of Content THE Journal (May, 2012).
Running a School on Open Educational Resources Deseret News (April, 2012).
Utah should adopt the Common Core Salt Lake Tribune (April, 2012).
Core standards debated at forum Hispanic Business (April, 2012).
States Move Slowly Toward Digital Textbooks Edmonton Journal (April, 2012). Startup aims to rival Ivy League online: Elite Internet university to seek top students from around globe
Deseret News (April, 2012). Ivy League gets online competitor: Snapfish CEO Ben Nelson's Minerva to join Udacity, other web startup colleges
Reuters (April, 2012).
Online startup seeks to rival the Ivy League Education Week (April, 2012).
Blackboard Makes Unlikely Move Into Open-Source World New York Times (March, 2012).
Beyond the College Degree, Online Educational Badges AZ Central (February, 2012).
4 West Valley school districts could adopt 'FlexBooks' School Reform News (February, 2012).
Digital Textbooks to Arrive in Utah Schools This Fall Chronicle of Higher Education (February, 2012).
Panel Ponders Future of Open-Education Resources Salt Lake Tribune (February, 2012).
Op-Ed: Online Textbooks Salt Lake Tribune (February, 2012).
Utah is working on free online textbooks Huffington Post (January, 2012).
Let's Make the Human Right to Education a Reality -- A Call to Keyboards
Fast Company (January, 2012).
Educational Technology Experts Skeptical About Apple's iBooks Salt Lake Tribune (January, 2012).
scholar is a leader in advancing education technology Daily Universe (January, 2012).
U.: What will it look like? Futurists say more personalization and technology will become norm KQED MindShift (December, 2011).
Will Digital Badges Carry the Same Weight as College Degrees? Inside Higher Ed (December, 2011).
Open CourseWare 2.0 Education Portal (November, 2011).
If We Don't Build It, They Can't Come Inside Higher Ed (November, 2011).
The State and OER Salt Lake Tribune (October, 2011).
BYU-hosted conference explores way to re-invent education Inside Higher Ed (October, 2011).
Shutting Down Open Resources The Chronicle of Higher Education (June, 2011).
U. of Illinois at Springfield Offers New 'Massive Open Online Course' The Hindu (May, 2011).
decade of open courseware movement Book Business (May, 2011).
What You Can Learn From Open Access Campus Technology (May, 2011).
OER Glue: 'Use Open Education Resources Where They Are; Integrate With Everyone' The Music Trades (May, 2011).
Music Programs Outside of School Deseret News (March 24, 2011).
college campuses, Mark Zuckerberg visits BYU Newsweek (January 25, 2011). Who Needs Textbooks? Press Coverage from 2010 and Before
The Chronicle of Higher Education (November 28, 2010).
New Social Software Tries to Make
Studying Feel Like Facebook Secretary Arne Duncan (November, 2010).
National Educational Technology Plan. Secretary Duncan briefly discusses the Open High School of Utah model as highly innovative and one other schools should consider adopting. The New York Times (November 1, 2010).
For Exposure, Universities Put Courses on the Web The Chronicle of Higher Education (September 8, 2010).
Start-Up Aspires to Make the World 'One Big Study Group' New America Foundation (September 2, 2010).
Open Education in Higher Ed: Textbooks, OpenCourseWare, and the "S" Word The Chronicle of Higher Education (August 29, 2010).
Online, Bigger Classes May Be Better Classes EdReformer (August 24, 2010).
ed Q&A: David Wiley The Chronicle of Higher Education (July 23, 2010).
Online Course Construction Gets a 'Do-It-Yourself' Web Site The Chronicle of Higher Education (June 25, 2010).
High-Tech Help for Low-Income Students ABC 4 News (May 25, 2010).
Students at Whittier Elementary get 24 hour earthquake kits (from the Open High School of Utah) USA Today (April 28, 2010).
Congress rejected grant, but free online courses growing Inside Higher Ed (April 28, 2010).
Open Courses for Community Colleges USA Today (April 23, 2010).
Experts: iPad's bumps entering college market are temporary New York Times (April 8, 2010).
An Open Mind Education Next (March 25, 2010).
What We Can Learn from Utah's Open High The Chronicle of Higher Education (March 10, 2010).
Some Participants Criticize Format of Blockbuster Ed-Tech Conference Wired (March 8, 2010).
E-Book Giveaways Correlate to Higher Print Sales Galileu (February, 2010).
A reinvencao da universidade Ars Technica (February 3, 2010).
University finds free online classes don't hurt enrollment The Chronicle of Higher Education (February 2, 2010).
Free Online Courses Don't Hurt Paid Enrollment, Study Suggests The Chronicle of Higher Education (January 24, 2010).
5 Teaching Tips for Professors - From Video Games The Chronicle of Higher Education (January 5, 2010).
In Potential Blow to Open-Source Software, Mellon Foundation Closes Grant Program eSchoolNews (January 4, 2010).
Open courseware gains momentum The Salt Lake Tribune (December 21, 2009).
Utah breaks ground in 'open education' movement The Kansan (December 21, 2009).
Survival is not mandatory in today's real world Corpus-Christi Caller Times (November 30, 2009).
Big advantages in schoolbooks going digital The Guardian (November 10, 2009).
Any student, any subject, anywhere Herald Dispatch (October 19, 2009).
MU grad foresees big change in education The Charleston Gazette (October 19, 2009).
Create West Virginia conference tries to harness changing times The Chronicle of Higher Education (October 11, 2009).
Open Courses: Free, but Oh, So Costly Herald Journal (September 5, 2009).
USU OpenCourseWare loses funding: Online program that offers free course content hits hard times The Chronicle of Higher Education (September 3, 2009).
Utah State U.'s OpenCourseWare Closes Because of Budget Woes Fast Company (September, 2009).
How Web-Savvy Edupunks Are Transforming American Higher Education Utah Policy Daily (August 18, 2009).
The Future of Higher Education: Two Contrasting Viewpoints Educause Quarterly (2009).
Openness in Delivering Education and Content Toronto Star (June 13, 2009).
Gov. Schwarzenegger terminates textbooks Christian Science Monitor (June 11, 2009).
Schwarzenegger's push for digital textbooks Fast Company (June, 2009).
The 100 Most Creative People in Business. (I'm # 78). Deseret News (May 15, 2009).
Online schooling gives kids, parents new options for education Christian Science Monitor (May 13, 2009).
OpenCourseWare: College education, without the student loans Deseret News (April 21, 2009).
Universities will be 'irrelevant' by 2020, Y. professor says Information Today (March 2, 2009).
Open Educational Resources (OER) and Libraries Science (January 2, 2009).
Opening Education Chronicle of Higher Education (December 1, 2008).
His Online Course Into a Role-Playing Game Chronicle of Higher Education. (September 25, 2008).
When Professors Print Their Own Diplomas, Who Needs Universities? Wall Street Journal. (March 28, 2008).
Free Online Courses Are Proliferating.
The Hindu. (March 24, 2008).
Personal learning, research: a re-look.
Campus Technology. (March 1, 2008).
USA TODAY. (February 27, 2008).
Free college courses feed global hunger for learning.
CNN Money. (January 29, 2008).
Cisco to Launch Mediterranean Youth Technology Club (MYTecC) and the Digital Cities Project Aimed at Long Term Economic and Social Development. Washington Post. (December 31, 2007).
Internet Access Is Only Prerequisite For More and More College Classes.
Post Gazette Now News. (November 18, 2007).
How to take a course at MIT free -- at home.
Campus Technology. (November 13, 2007).
A Value Proposition.
Education Portal. (October 29, 2007).
Colleges and Universities that Offer Free Courses Online.
InfoWorld Online. (July 24, 2007).
You're never alone with Plone.
Heise Online. (March 20, 2007).
virtualisiert sich weiter.
Online Education Database. (March 1, 2007).
the Open Source Movement Has Changed Education: 10 Success Stories. (Also Slashdot.)
Book Chase. (February 13, 2007).
Printed-on-the-Spot Books Are Given to Young Utah Students.
Teleread. (February 12, 2007).
Gutenberg classics for some
Utah kids?via print on demand.
Salt Lake Tribune. (February 12, 2007).
builds books on spot. Mashable. (January 20, 2007).
In-Game Ads, SpiralFrog, Ozmozr
Launched, DuggSpace. Minger. (January 19, 2007).
Ozmozr ? Delicious for RSS. WWWhatsnew. (January 19, 2007).
- Agrupar el mejor contenido de la web. Groklaw. (January, 2007).
Free Course Materials on Copyright Law.
Christian Science Monitor. (January, 2007).
How to go to M.I.T. for Free.
MyVOIPnews. (November, 2006).
foundations for the future of open source.
Linux News. (November, 2006).
OpenCourseWare: Open Source at MIT. Computerworld Australia. (November, 2006).
Ruby on Rails stakes out Java's
The Herald Journal. (May, 2006).
Trenton could get computer center.
The Hindu. (November, 2005).
Online storage alternatives.
Inside Higher Ed. (October, 2005).
Educause Quarterly. (July, 2005).
Open Educational Resources Serve the World.
The Boston Globe. (July, 2005).
Inside Higher Ed. (July, 2005).
The Chronicle of Higher Education. (March, 2005).
'Open Courseware' Idea Spreads.
The Hindu. (May, 2004).
Gateway to MIT Programmes.
Black Issues in Higher Education (April, 2004).
collaborating with MIT on courseware.
CETIS (April, 2004).
OLS Pilot Goes Live. The Globe and Mail. (September, 2003).
MIT initiative could revolutionize learning. London Financial Times (March, 2003).
Why copyright need not be an issue. New York Times. (January, 2003).
Steal this book? A publisher is making it easy. San Jose Mercury News. (January, 2003).
Open-source advocate true to
principle. IT Business. (January, 2003).
open source model for Linux titles. Deseret News. (October, 2002).
Corporate trainers, colleges are big on 'blended learning'. Change. (July, 2002).
What is open course ware and why does it matter?
Internet2. (June, 2001).
Internet2 Showcase: EduCommons. WIRED. (June, 1999).
Expanding the universe of ideas.
MIT Technology Review. (September, 1999).
A new openness. The Economist. (December, 1999).
Hacker journalism. Time Magazine Digital Daily. (September, 1998).
New free license to cover content online.