Year of Open: David Wiley on Open Educational Resources, Textbooks, 9/29

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 -
15:00 to 16:00
The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Governors' Room (Texas Union 3.116)
Dr. David Wiley (Chief Academic Officer of Lumen Learning)

As traditional notions of higher education undergo dynamic transformation and the digital supplants the analog as a medium of choice in an age of technological advancement, how do resources reflect the changing needs of faculty, students and researchers?

Dr. David Wiley discusses the rationale for moving from a resource ownership model to the shared model that is at the heart of the open content movement.

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.

Wiley has received numerous recognitions for his work, including a 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. Wiley has also founded or co-founded numerous entities including Lumen LearningDegreed, 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.

During 2015-16, the University of Texas Libraries and Texas Learning Sciences are collaboratively programming events and workshops as part of a “Year of Open” to raise the profile of open content on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin, in the city of Austin and in the surrounding area.

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