It's Time to Go Open

Expensive commercial textbooks limit students’ access to the materials they need to succeed. For many courses, open educational resources (OER) are the answer.Tell Me More

OER Adoption Support

We have pioneered best practices in OER adoption. Faculty members love working with us, and our projects see awesome results. Let us help you get started with an OER initiative.How We Help

Sustaining Success

Sustaining your success with OER shouldn’t be a headache. We help you support faculty, maintain current course content, and enhance courses to improve student success.Learn More

Welcome To Lumen Learning

We help higher education and K-12 institutions use open educational resources effectively to eliminate textbook costs, broaden access to educational materials, and improve student success.

We provide high quality open courseware, training and support for faculty members and academic leaders to help transition high-enrollment courses to open content, teach successful open courses and sustain the quality of these courses 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 the only group 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