David A. Wiley

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David Wiley, October 2012

David A. Wiley is an Associate Professor of Instructional Psychology & Technology at Brigham Young University.[1] Wiley's work on open content, open educational resources, and informal online learning communities has been reported in many international outlets, including The New York Times,[2] The Hindu,[3] MIT Technology Review,[4] and WIRED.[5] Wiley is also a member of the Advisory Committee of University of the People.[6]

Professional life[edit]

David A. Wiley is originally from Barboursville, West Virginia, where he received his undergraduate degree in vocal performance from Marshall University in 1997. He later earned his doctoral degree in Instructional Psychology and Technology at BYU in 2000.[7]

In 1998 by Wiley initiated the Open Content Project for evangelizing Open content with the Open Publication License. In 2003 Wiley announced, the Open Content Project has been succeeded by Creative Commons, where he joined as "Director of Educational Licenses".[8][9]

He was also Chief Openness Officer of Flat World Knowledge in 2007, founder of the Open High School of Utah,[10] and was Associate Professor of Instructional Technology, and Founder and Director of the Center for Open and Sustainable Learning (COSL), at Utah State University.[11] He has received the National Science Foundation's CAREER award and served as a Nonresident Fellow of the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School.[12] Fast Company rated Wiley #78 in a list of the top 100 creative people for 2009.[13] Wiley was also named a Peery Social Entrepreneurship Fellow in the BYU Marriott School of Business in 2012.[14]

Center for Open and Sustainable Learning[edit]

The Center for Open and Sustainable Learning (COSL) operates on the principle that "free and open access to educational opportunity is a basic human right". Because it is getting easier to develop and distribute electronic tools around the globe, COSL sees the use of learning objects as a way to bring "open education" to all areas in an effort to fulfill "a greater ethical obligation than ever before to increase the reach of opportunity".

Reusability and learning objects[edit]

Wiley's early work focused on the design and development of learning objects. On one website, reusability.org, he explains that learning objects are developed to be reused as a solution to the problem of "teacher bandwidth".[15] The "teacher bandwidth" problem is defined as "the number of students we are capable of serving with our distance education offerings".[16]

Writings[edit]

From 2001 to 2004, Wiley wrote a column in the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) academic journal TechTrends entitled "Back Burner."

Wiley's 10 most influential publications, as ranked by Google Scholar,[17] are:

  • Connecting learning objects to instructional design theory[18] D Wiley, 2000
  • Instructional use of learning objects[19] (D Wiley, 2000)
  • Learning object design and sequencing theory[20] (D Wiley, 2000)
  • Learning objects[21] (D Wiley)
  • Using weblogs in scholarship and teaching[22] (T Martindale, DA Wiley, 2004)
  • Online Self-organizing Social Systems[23] (DA Wiley, EK Edwards, 2002)
  • Exploring research on internet-based learning: From infrastructure to interactions[24] (JR Hill, D Wiley, LM Nelson, S Han, 2004)
  • Open content and open educational resources: Enabling universal education[25] (T Caswell, S Henson, M Jensen, D Wiley, 2008)
  • On the sustainability of open educational resource initiatives in higher education[26] (D Wiley, 2006)
  • A non-authoritative educational metadata ontology for filtering and recommending learning objects[27] (MM Recker, DA Wiley)

Many of Wiley's publications are available from the BYU institutional repository, Scholars Archive.[28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "McKay School of Education". 
  2. ^ Lohr, Steve. (2003, January 13). Steal This Book? A Publisher Is Making It Easy. The New York Times.
  3. ^ "The Hindu : Gateway to MIT's programmes". 
  4. ^ A New Openness
  5. ^ Expanding the Universe of Ideas
  6. ^ Wiley's biography on UoP official website
  7. ^ David Wiley Faculty Spotlight
  8. ^ OpenContent is officially closed. And that's just fine. on opencontent.org (30 June 2003, archived)
  9. ^ Creative Commons Welcomes David Wiley as Educational Use License Project Lead by matt (June 23rd, 2003)
  10. ^ "Founding Board". 
  11. ^ USU-Based COSL to Host International Conference on "Open Education"
  12. ^ CIS Fellowship Program, 2006
  13. ^ 100 Most Creative People in Business: #78 David Wiley
  14. ^ "BYU - Marriott School - News". 
  15. ^ "The Instructional Use of Learning Objects -- Online Version". 
  16. ^ "Sociability and Scalability in Online Learning Environments". 
  17. ^ "David Wiley - Google Scholar Citations". 
  18. ^ Connecting learning objects to instructional design theory
  19. ^ "The Instructional Use of Learning Objects -- Online Version". 
  20. ^ Learning object design and sequencing theory
  21. ^ Learning objects
  22. ^ ""Using Weblogs in Scholarship and Teaching" by David Wiley and Trey Martindale". 
  23. ^ Online Self-organizing Social Systems
  24. ^ Exploring research on internet-based learning: From infrastructure to interactions
  25. ^ "Open Content and Open Educational Resources: Enabling universal education - Caswell - The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning". 
  26. ^ On the sustainability of open educational resource initiatives in higher education
  27. ^ ""A Non-Authoritative Educational Metadata Ontology for Filtering and Re" by David Wiley and Mimi M. Recker". 
  28. ^ "Digital Collections". 

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