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Open Courseware from Lumen Learning

Lumen Learning courseware helps improve educational access, affordability and student success, simultaneously.

Waymaker: Make Learning Personal

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

Candela: Solve Textbook Affordability

Candela courseware provides an extremely low cost e-book alternative to expensive commercial textbooks in high enrollment college courses. Much 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

Partnering with Lumen

We help higher education institutions use open educational resources (OER) effectively to eliminate textbook costs, broaden access to educational materials, and improve student success.

We provide digital course materials designed using OER. We also provide training and support for faculty members and academic leaders to transition high-enrollment courses to open content, teach successful open courses and sustain this path over time.

Why Choose Lumen Learning?

  • We see awesome results: textbook cost reduction of 90% and sustained improvements in student success
  • We are serious experts in open education
  • We are totally focused on hands-on support for adopting OER
  • Our community-driven model keeps pricing affordable
  • We use proven, research-based methods and processes
  • We have fun, even when the work is hard!

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