Webinar Archive

View recordings of Lumen Learning webinars using the links below.

 

Amazing OER Courses: College Success

Original Webinar Date: Friday, February 3, 2017

Are you exploring how to improve the educational experience for your new-to-college students? This College Success course uses curated OER to replace commercial textbooks that students often struggle to pay for. With engaging content and a focus on applying course concepts to real-world situations, this course is particularly helpful for first-generation students and those entering college underprepared, academically or otherwise. This webinar demonstrates both Candela (standard e-text replacement) and Waymaker (personalize learning) versions of the course.

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Personalized Learning in 5 Simple Steps: Waymaker Economics Courses

Original Webinar Date: Friday, October 7, 2016

This webinar introduces two Waymaker economics curriculum courses now available: Macroeconomics and Microeconomics. It provides a guided walkthrough of how Waymaker economics courses work, including:

  • Waymaker’s enriched OER content, including engaging readings, video, simulations, assignments, case studies and problem sets to help students master learning outcomes
  • Waymaker’s personalized study plan that coaches students on where to focus and how to become better learners
  • Waymaker’s faculty tools that provide recommendations about which students are struggling and how to help, as well as automated messaging tools that make it simple and efficient for faculty members to provide individualized help and encouragement to students
  • Formative and summative assessments threaded throughout the course to provide personalized feedback as students progress towards mastering content and skills
  • The simple process of setting up a Waymaker course and beginning to teach

After the initial presentation, attendees are invited to go hands-on to explore inside Waymaker courses, with Lumen experts available to provide guidance and answer questions.

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Personalized Learning in 5 Simple Steps: Waymaker Business Courses

Original Webinar Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

This webinar introduces two Waymaker business curriculum courses now available: Introduction to Business and Principles of MarketingIt provides a guided walkthrough of how Waymaker business courses work, including:

  • Waymaker’s enriched OER content, including engaging readings, video, simulations, case studies and assignments to help students master learning outcomes
  • Waymaker’s personalized study plan that coaches students on where to focus and how to become better learners
  • Waymaker’s faculty tools that provide recommendations about which students are struggling and how to help, as well as automated messaging tools that make it simple and efficient for faculty members to provide individualized help and encouragement to students
  • Formative and summative assessments threaded throughout the course to provide real-world applications of course content and personalized feedback as students progress towards mastering content and skills
  • The simple process of setting up a Waymaker course and beginning to teach

After the initial presentation, attendees are invited to go hands-on to explore inside Waymaker courses, with Lumen experts available to provide guidance and answer questions.

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Personalized Learning, Made Simple and Affordable

Original Webinar Date: Friday 25 March 2016

Description: Students learn at their own pace, but they learn more effectively in environments that reflect their individual learning needs. Attend this webinar to see Waymaker, the new personalized learning courseware from Lumen. You will see and learn about:

  • Course content created with enriched and open educational resources (OER)
  • Assessments designed as learning activities to help students master content and skills
  • Individualized feedback to coach students as they learn how to learn better
  • Time-saving tools for faculty to identify, help and encourage struggling students when and where it matters most
  • Simple-to-use, day one digital access for all students in the LMS
  • Surprisingly affordable pricing for powerful next-generation courseware

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Clearing the Path: Strategies for Overcoming Barriers to Adoption of Open Educational Resources

Original Webinar Date: Friday 19 February 2016

Description: While many faculty members and institutions have dabbled with using open educational resources (OER), it can be challenging to create momentum around wide-spread adoption. Drawing on Lumen Learning’s experiences working with 60+ colleges and universities, this webinar discusses common hurdles organizations face when it comes to effective OER adoption. We also share strategies for overcoming these hurdles and achieving broader organizational goals around affordability, access and student success using open educational resources.

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High Impact OER Courses: Accounting

Original Webinar Date: November 4, 2015

Description: Due to the double-whammy of high commercial textbook costs and historically low passing rates, Accounting has been high on the OER wish-list for many institutions and faculty members. This webinar showcases Lumen’s new Financial Accounting and previews Managerial Accounting, the products of extensive collaboration and effort to improve the learning experience and student success in this foundational course sequence. Bring your questions about customizable OER course design, LMS integration, learning outcome alignment, courseware support and other topics.

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High Impact OER Courses: Social Sciences

Original Webinar Date: October 30, 2015

Description: This webinar features two high-enrollment OER courses in the social sciences designed using well-regarded OpenStax College textbooks. Join us to preview Candela courses from Lumen Learning for Introduction to Psychology and Introduction to Sociology. See these “enriched OER” courses that incorporate video, sample assessments and other learning resources, as well as Day 1 access to students and integration with any major LMS. Bring your questions about customizable OER course design, LMS integration, learning outcome alignment, courseware support and other topics.

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Jump-Starting Success with Open Educational Resources: The Lumen Model for OER-based Courses and Support

Original Webinar Date: October 27, 2015

Description: Through years of collaboration with faculty and institutions, Lumen Learning has developed not only a growing catalog of road-tested courses designed using open educational resources, but also an engagement approach that helps institutions make a sustained impact with OER. This webinar shares how we develop OER courses and support institutions and faculty through the processes of course adoption, customization and continuous improvement. Gain insight into Lumen’s support model, pricing, and strategies we recommend to help students, faculty and institutions realize the full benefits of OER.

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The 5R Open Course Design Framework

Original Webinar Date: October 23, 2015

Description: As open educational resources (OER) enter mainstream use in higher education, Lumen Learning shares a course design framework for ensuring OER courses and degree programs maintain consistent high quality. Attend this webinar to hear open education pioneer David Wiley share the 5R Quality Framework, a set of guidelines and best practices to help you capitalize on the unique rights and possibilities afforded by teaching with OER.

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High Impact OER Courses: Mathematics

Original Webinar Date: October 22, 2015

Description: Open educational resources in mathematics education include not only open textbooks, but also extensive video and online homework systems with algorithmically-generated problem sets. This webinar previews several high-enrollment math courses at different levels: Developmental Math, Precalculus, College Algebra, and Statistics. See how far math OER has come, thanks to a vibrant open education math community. Bring your questions about customizable OER course design, LMS integration, learning outcome alignment, courseware support and other topics.

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High Impact OER Courses: Natural Sciences

Original Webinar Date: October 20, 2015

Description: This webinar features three high-enrollment OER courses in the natural sciences, where commercial textbook costs tend to pack a big punch. Join us to preview Candela courses from Lumen Learning for Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, and Chemistry built around OpenStax College books. These “enriched OER” courses offer Day 1 access to students and integration with any major LMS. Bring your questions about customizable OER course design, LMS integration, learning outcome alignment, courseware support and other topics.

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Trailblazing OER Degrees in Virginia

Original Webinar Date: October 7, 2015

Description: The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) has broken new ground with its Zx23 Project a yearlong grant-funded program to encourage every community college in the state to launch a Z-Degree or zero textbook cost degree program using open educational resources (OER). VCCS is using a collaborative model to develop and share OER-based courses across the entire system, using the VCCS system-wide Blackboard implementation and Lumen-supported OER course content. This enables institutions to expedite progress by viewing and building on each other’s work. Presenters from VCCS and Lumen Learning share program goals and approach, the collaborative course-sharing model (including VCCS’s very cool open course sharing site), progress to date, and advice for others exploring OER degree programs.

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Waymaker Overview – Personalized Learning meets OER

Original Webinar Date: October 2, 2015

Description: Lumen Learning’s David Wiley speaks about Waymaker, our next-generation courseware that combines open educational resources (OER) with person-centered learning tools and strategies. Rather than relying on a system to make decisions on the learner’s behalf, Waymaker provides visibility into the learning process and asks students to make their own choices as they learn how to learn better. Waymaker also creates efficiencies for instructors to help them identify and reach out to students who need their help and encouragement. Economics professor Steven Greenlaw shares his experience teaching with the courseware during the current pilot.

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Essential Steps to an OER Degree Program

Original Webinar Date: September 29, 2015

Description: Are you exploring possibilities for a zero textbook cost degree program? If so, don’t reinvent the wheel! At this webinar, Lumen Learning shares first-hand experiences helping develop OER degree programs for individual institutions as well as statewide systems. Hear practical lessons and tips for how to launch successful OER degree programs and support their sustainability.

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Why Should You Offer an OER Degree Program?

Original Webinar Date: September 23, 2015

Description: Widespread availability of open educational resources (OER) has made it possible for higher education institutions to introduce full degree programs designed using OER. Attend this webinar to learn more about the measurable benefits OER degree programs offer students, instructors and institutions. Understand key considerations for ensuring your program can deliver improvements in affordability, access and student success.

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Using Open Educational Resources to Improve Affordability, Access and Student Success

Original Webinar Date: April 29, 2014

Description: The cost of expensive commercial textbooks is a growing barrier to students’ success. and many institutions are now turning to freely available open textbooks and other open educational resources (OER) as a better alternative.  During this webinar, Dr. David Wiley discusses the basics of OER: what it is, how to find and use it, and why it improves student success. Dr. Kim Long shares Wiley College’s experience using OER to develop online courses and  the path they are following to cut textbook costs, increase tuition revenue and expedite college completion using open educational resources. 

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