University of Oregon

Open Education, Open Access, and Challenges to Higher Ed

Philip H. Knight Dean of Libraries Distinguished Speaker Series
Who Should Come: 
This event is only open to the UO Community
Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Knight Library Browsing Room

David Wiley will discuss how traditional degree-granting institutions might respond to technological, social, and political trends that have created new market forces, putting them in steep competition with a new wave of edupreneurs, for-profit education initiatives such as Udacity, and open education prototypes such as MITx.

Wiley, an associate professor of instructional psychology and technology in the David O. McKay School of Education at Brigham Young University, is a leader in the open education movement, which posits that access to education is a basic human right. His career is dedicated to increasing access to educational opportunity for everyone around the world. His much-read blog, “Iterating Toward Openness,” chronicles recent technological developments and their impact on education. For more information on the event, visit

The lecture is presented as part of the Philip H. Knight Dean of Libraries Distinguished Speaker Series.