The Open Education Professional Directory

David Wiley, Chief Academic Officer


Lumen Learning
United States


Native/near native level proficiency
Conversational level proficiency

Areas of expertise

Open Education - General
Oversight of open education at an institution
Open Education policy development
Implementation of open education policies
Open licenses
Business Models for open education
Fundraising for open education projects
Research in open education
Assessment and accreditation of learning through open education
Awareness raising and outreach
Open Educational Resources
Authoring OER
Using/remixing OER for face to face education
Using/remixing OER for online education
OER project management
Instructional design using OER
Faculty adoption of OER
Libraries and OER
Technology for OER
Open Access
Open Access policy development
Authoring MOOCs
Facilitating MOOCs
MOOC instructional design
Openly licensed content in MOOCs
Technology for MOOCs
Overall project management for MOOC development
Using MOOCs in formal education programs
My MOOCs expertise is in the context of cMOOCs. I have no xMOOC experience.
Geographic regions of professional expertise
North America


Personal statement

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 the Education Fellow at Creative Commons.

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 and a Peery Social Entrepreneurship Research Fellow in the BYU Marriott School of Business.

As a social entrepreneur, Dr. Wiley has founded or been on the founding teams of numerous entities including Lumen Learning, Degreed, the Center for Open and Sustainable Learning, Neumont University, and the Open High School of Utah (now Mountain Heights Academy).

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