Course Product Manager: Business

Lumen Learning is a young, growing company looking to add to our course development team and expand our capacity to support customers at institutions across North America. We are seeking individuals that can take ownership of a set of courses with a balance of success, humility, and collaboration.

We are doing something […]

Choosing Flexible Courseware Aligned to Your Learning Objectives

Our iLumenation series explores relevant topics and challenges that faculty across higher education institutions are facing today. In this final post, we take an in-depth look at and share tips on how to identify course materials that support and improve learning. 

A recent survey of 4,000 instructors by […]

A Round of Applause for Effective Teaching

Lumen Awards Certificates in Effective Teaching with Courseware to First Cohort of Lumen Circles Success Accelerator Fellows

Julie Curtis, VP Lumen Circles

When we launched Lumen Circles’ Success Accelerator program in August, we understood it’s a bit of a different animal. Success Accelerator is a professional development program […]

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 […]