"Democratizing access to educational opportunity is a crucial step toward curbing global crises like poverty, hunger, political turmoil, and economic unrest. The idea of a University of the People - a tuition-free university within the financial reach of everyone - ignites the imagination and points to a day when all people have the chance to reach their intellectual potential."
Dedicated to increasing access to educational opportunity for everyone around the world, David Wiley is the Founder of OpenContent.org, Associate Professor of Instructional Psychology and Technology at Brigham Young University, Chief Openness Officer of Flat World Knowledge and Founder of the Open High School of Utah. He was formerly Associate Professor of Instructional Technology and Director of the Center for Open and Sustainable Learning at Utah State University, a Nonresident Fellow at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School and a Visiting Scholar at the Open University of the Netherlands.
Dr. Wiley is a recipient of the U.S. National Science Foundation's CAREER grant, and holds a BFA in Music from Marshall University and a PhD in Instructional Psychology and Technology from Brigham Young University. He was also a Postdoctoral Fellow in Instructional Technology at Utah State University. David lives in Utah with his incredible wife and five awesome children.