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Harness the Power of Open Educational Resources

Lumen Learning’s OER courses help colleges and universities improve access, affordability and student success, simultaneously.

Waymaker: Make Learning Personal

Waymaker courses combine open educational resources (OER) with personalized learning tools to help students become better learners and to help faculty provide individualized outreach to those who need it most.Learn More

Candela: Solve Textbook Affordability

Candela courses provide an extremely low cost e-book alternative to expensive commercial textbooks in high enrollment college courses. More than just an open textbook, Candela offers “value-added” OER. Learn More

OER Degrees: Create Systemic Change

OER degree programs yield textbook cost savings for students and a plethora of other benefits. Lumen Learning provides guidance and support for institutions and state systems pursuing this innovative path. Learn More

What’s New with Lumen?

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Why Choose Lumen Learning?

  • Affordability: Low-cost support delivers thousands in textbook cost savings every term
  • Success: Sustained improvements in passing rates and other success metrics
  • Persistence: Fewer drops and withdrawals; more tuition revenue
  • Faculty: Well-supported, happy transition to open educational resources (OER)
  • Impact: Strategy, expertise and support for making a wide-scale impact with OER
  • Research: Proven, research-based methods, processes and efficacy measurement
  • Fun: Interesting, fun and collaborative colleagues and community

What Clients Say

Lumen Learning has been a critical partner to us in our ground-breaking transition to extend the benefits of open educational resources to our students and academic programs.
Daniel DeMarte, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer, Tidewater Community College
The Lumen team has been paramount in our success with OER thus far. They have introduced us to so many resources, supported us in getting started, supporting us in building the courses we want to build, and now they are supporting us in our future endeavors.
Suzanne Mozdy, Math Department Chair, Salt Lake Community College
Using open textbooks, my students don’t have to wait for financial aid or make tough budgeting choices to buy the textbook. They are also doing better. They hit the ground running from the very beginning of the course.
Wendy Riggs, Adjunct Biology Instructor, College of the Redwoods