David Wiley

Dr. David Wiley is Chief Academic Officer of Lumen Learning, an organization dedicated to increasing student success, reinvigorating pedagogy, 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 a Simon Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University, the Education Fellow at Creative Commons, an Ashoka Fellow, and adjunct faculty in Brigham Young University's graduate program in Instructional Psychology and Technology, where he is part of the Open Education Group (and was previously a tenured Associate Professor).

As an academic, Dr. Wiley has received numerous recognitions for his work, including an National Science Foundation 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 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. He served a two-year mission for the Church in Fukuoka, Japan, and recently served as Bishop of a student congregation at Brigham Young University. David lives in West Virginia with his wife and three of their five children. He enjoys hiking, running, playing basketball, listening to and making music, and reading.

You can reach David at david.wiley@gmail.com.

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Honors, Recognitions, and Experience

My talk at TEDxNYED. New York City, March 2010. "Education Is Sharing."


"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

Visual notes from a recent talk of mine by gforsythe

Music I Like

The Real Group, 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

Anything and everything by Brandon Sanderson - The Way of Kings, Words of Radiance, Oathbringer, The Final Empire, The Well of Ascension, The Hero of Ages, Elantris, Warbreaker, and more. Check my Goodreads.

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 Music Director (orchestra, chorus, and actors) for the Huntington Outdoor Theater production of Hello, Dolly! in 1996. That was a blast.

For auditions I almost always sing Sondheim's Take Me To The World from Evening Primrose.