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PORTLAND, Ore. (June 28, 2017) – Lumen Learning announced the appointment of Chris Coppola as chief product officer, making a strategic addition to the open education company’s leadership team. In this role, he will lead Lumen’s product organization in the development and delivery of digital course materials designed […]
By David Wiley
Originally posted on the opencontent.org blog, April 17, 2017
In 2012 Kim Thanos and I founded Lumen Learning because, through our Gates-funded work on the Kaleidoscope Project, we had seen first-hand how hard it was for faculty to replace publisher materials with OER. The 2000s were an inspiring decade as institutions and […]
This June, Lumen Learning is teaming up with the Northeast Regional OER Conference Committee for a Northeast Regional OER Summit, a multi-state collaborative event that brings together people engaged in using open educational resources (OER) at higher education institutions in the northeast region and beyond. Hosted at the University of Massachusetts […]
The Business Administration Department at Cerritos College began turning to open educational resources because faculty members saw many students struggling when they could not afford to buy expensive textbooks. After OER led to demonstrable improvement in retention rates, the department partnered with Lumen Learning to shift the […]
The 14th annual Open Education Conference, #OpenEd17, will take place October 10-13, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Anaheim, California. With the theme of Sharing, Gratitude and Hope, this “annual family reunion of the open education family” will bring together veterans and newcomers to the OpenEd community.
In keeping with OpenEd conference growth trends and the tremendous […]
At Salt Lake Community College (SLCC), students in classes that use Lumen-supported OER course materials have higher passing rates, more A’s and fewer failing grades than classes that use expensive commercial publisher materials. Committed to expanding this success, SLCC’s math department adds more OER courses and sections each […]
Providing academic research to back up claims about cost savings attributed to open educational resources, this study documents the textbook cost to students before and after OER adoption at eight institutions in a variety of college subjects.
Published in: The […]