Spring 2020: Course Roadmap Update

By Julie Curtis, VP Strategy & Communication

Despite huge disruption and uncertainty in the world generally and in higher education specifically, Lumen Learning is continuing to move forward with new course development, updates, and improvements focused on strengthening learning using open educational resources (OER). Recent global events reinforce our commitment to providing effective and affordable course […]

News: New Course Sequence Available – Introductory Spanish I & II

Lumen Learning is pleased to announce the availability of Waymaker Introductory Spanish I and Introductory Spanish II. Lumen’s affordable Waymaker course materials replace expensive textbooks by blending innovative learning design with outstanding open educational resources (OER) to increase student learning and success.

Spanning a full academic year’s worth of content for introductory Spanish, this […]

Teaching Online: Recommended Resources

The Lumen Team is expert in many things, including effective teaching and learning using open educational resources. Yet as institutions, faculty and students face tremendous uncertainty around the impact of COVID-19, it’s worthwhile to seek advice from experts from across the educational community to help with the challenges and transitions ahead.

In response to many of […]

CEO Message: Lumen Stands Ready to Help

By Kim Thanos, CEO

It’s painful to see the havoc COVID-19 is wreaking in communities globally. Working day in and day out in higher education, this week it is dizzying to see the pace at which the virus is disrupting life for faculty, students, and educational institutions. 

Amid all this disruption and uncertainty, […]

News: First-year Writing Classes Use Waymaker Digital Courseware to Address College Readiness Gaps

Interactive content and personalized learning tools help students improve conceptual understanding and equip them for college-level writing 

Portland, Ore. (February 12, 2020) – Around the U.S., first-year writing teachers at colleges and universities are turning to Waymaker digital courseware from open education innovator Lumen […]

Supporting Teacher-Student Relationships to Improve Student Learning

By David Wiley, PhD, Chief Academic Officer and Robert Bodily, PhD, Senior Data Scientist

A substantive body of research demonstrates the incredible impact teachers can have on student learning when they know where their students are in the learning process and adapt their teaching to meet their learners’ specific needs. These adaptations […]

CSU’s Affordable Learning Solutions and Lumen Learning partner to expand choices for affordable, quality learning materials

Focused on general education curriculum, Lumen’s interactive OER courseware approved for use by California State University faculty and students

Portland, Ore. (July 17, 2019) – California State University’s (CSU) Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) has approved open education innovator Lumen Learning […]

University of Mississippi

Addressing College Readiness Gaps in First-Year Composition

First-year students enter the University of Mississippi with varying degrees of readiness for college-level writing. Student preparation gaps are evident in foundational content knowledge and rhetorical skills, which are areas often under-assessed in writing classes. It can be difficult for […]