Introducing Lumen Courseware

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

Lumen provides a simple, supported path for faculty members to adopt and teach with open educational resources (OER). Students enjoy day one digital access to all course materials in their institution’s LMS. Lumen clients report recurring textbook cost savings of more than 90% every term. With textbook access and affordability issues resolved, it’s no surprise that Lumen clients routinely see measurable improvements in student success metrics such as passing rates and persistence.


Open Courseware Choices

Lumen Learning provides different courseware options, depending on what type of educational experience you want to offer.

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

Compare: Waymaker, Candela and Freely Available Courses from Lumen

What’s the difference between different types of Lumen courses? Compare features in the table below.

All Lumen courses allow you to benefit from the best work of peers in discovering, curating, designing and improving OER courses in 60+ subject areas. Lumen’s supported courses provide significant value for institutions and faculty members without the time, technical support, learning design support and/or open licensing expertise to build and maintain OER courses themselves.