Moving to BYU

It is with mixed emotion (but certainly a huge amount of excitement!) that I write today to tell you that I have accepted a position at Brigham Young University. I’ll be making the transition over the summer and begin teaching at BYU in the fall.

I remain as committed as ever to pursuing my work of increasing access to educational opportunity, and believe that there will be many wonderful opportunities at BYU in this regard. As you know, I am devoting much of my time right now to the Open High School of Utah, which I believe will be a shining example to the world of what the future of open education will be like.

Thank you all for your continued support, and I hope to see many of you soon.

21 thoughts on “Moving to BYU”

  1. I’m excited to have you on campus. Amidst all of your other activities, you’ll have to help us tackle some of our teaching and learning challenges (opportunities!) on campus.

  2. David,

    Congratulations, looks like Utah is going to have a number of distributed opened educational spaces thanks to you. Best of luck, I look forward to your next chapter.

  3. The OpeningScholarship Team (Eve Gray, Michelle Willmers, Alliyah Geldenhuys and I) wish you every success in your new post. Hopefully you will still have time to mentor the Open Education News team!

  4. This is wonderful news. I currently work at BYU and I’m trying to choose a graduate program to pursue. Perhaps we can get together once you’re settled to discuss your plans/ideas at the Y.

  5. I can imagine that must have been a tough decision in some ways, but I’m sure you’ll continue to do great work wherever you are. The seeds for increased open education have definitely been planted all around BYU, but it will be interesting for me to see how they now grow and what shape they take. Congratulations.

  6. Congratulations, too!! I was searching for your new work and I´ve seen that you will continue in Utah. I´ve already seen that your faculty will be “instructional psychology and technology”, so we will work in the same area. I hope that perhaps in the future we could collaborate in any interesting project. Luck in the new job!! A lot of kissess.

  7. Wishing you all the best in your new job. Well done for the open high school a brilliant idea

  8. Let me add my voice to the chorus of congratulations! It is great to hear that you’re able to pursue a professional advancement opportunity that extends and expands your work in OERs.

    Your clarity of thought and dedication to education (higher and secondary) consistently comes through and BYU will be the better for it.

    Moving places seems to be in the air at the moment so in the midst of dislocation and turmoil I’m reminded of John Maeda’s Laws of Simplicity – the first and last are most prominent in times like these:

    Law 1 – The simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction.
    Law 10 – Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious, and adding the meaningful.

    Best to you in your new situation.
    — phil —

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