Dr. David WileyDr. 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 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 (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 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.

On June 20, from 10 until 11:30 am, in the Central Library Parlor (6th floor)
David Wiley delivered the following public presentation:

Title: Unlocking the Classroom: Maximizing the Potential of Open Educational Resources

RSVP is encouraged (please use this link) and light refreshments will be served.


As more research is conducted on the impact open educational resources (OER) have on the cost of higher education and on learning outcomes, it’s becoming increasingly clear that OER offer an effective alternative to traditional textbooks. However, use of OER remains relatively uncommon at four-year colleges and universities. In this presentation, David Wiley addresses challenges of OER adoption, discusses the transformational experience of creating renewable assignments that allow students to create and openly share content, and predicts what lies ahead for open education.

This event was co-sponsored by the UTA Libraries and the LINK Research Lab.