Open Courses Replace Commercial Textbooks

Lumen Learning publishes open courses to make it easier for faculty members to adopt and teach with open educational resources (OER). These course materials make education more affordable for thousands of students every year.

We offer free and open access to sample courses designed using OER across many high-enrollment subjects. Aimed at replacing traditional textbooks, these courses provide OER readings, and many also include sample assessments, assignments, videos and other materials. Using these curated sample courses as a starting point, Lumen clients work with us to adapt the courses to fit their learning outcomes, instructional approach and students’ needs.

Anyone can freely access Lumen’s open courses online through our course catalog. Verified faculty and administrators can request access to curated instructor resources by contacting us at info@lumenlearning.com.

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Check out our growing catalog of open courses in high-enrollment subjects. You can teach courses as-is or adapt them to fit your learning outcomes and instructional approach.Browse Open Courses

Using Open Courses

Watch our video tutorials to orient you to Lumen’s open courses and how to use them.Video Tutorials

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What subject would you like to teach using OER?

Check out our growing catalog of open courses in high-enrollment subjects.

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