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 schools, community and state colleges, and universities. He is also currently the Education Fellow at Creative Commons and adjunct faculty in Brigham Young University's graduate program in Instructional Psychology and Technology, where he leads the Open Education Group.
As an academic, Dr. Wiley has received numerous recognitions for his work, including an NSF CAREER grant and appointments as a Nonresident Fellow in the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, a Peery Social Entrepreneurship Research Fellow in the BYU Marriott School of Business, and a Shuttleworth Fellow. 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 grew up 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 congregation of freshmen 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.
David Elsewhere Around the Web
Honors, Recognitions, and Experience
"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."
Adam Frankel, Executive Director, National Center for Research in Advanced Information and Digital Technologies (Digital Promise)
Music I Like
Sara Gazarek, The Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, Harry Connick, Jr., Thelonius Monk, Chanticleer, Take 6, Lauren Kinhan, Janis Siegel, Sara Evans, Peter Hollens, Stacey Kent, David Hykes, Glenn Gould, Billy Joel, Glad, Yo Yo Ma, Samuel Barber, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Lisa Ono, Dreams Come True, Sakamoto Ryuichi, Laura Pausini, Pizzicato Five, Yano Akiko, Wong Faye, Imai Miki, 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
The Earthsea Cycle by Ursula K. Leguin is the one that started it all for me, and Earthsea still feels like home in many ways - A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore, Tehanu, Tales from Earthsea, The Other Wind.
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 Hello, Dolly! in 1996. That was a blast.
For auditions I always sing Sondheim's Take Me To The World from Evening Primrose.