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 […]

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 […]

News: State University System of Florida Partners with Lumen Learning in Textbook Affordability Action Plan

Affordable, effective course materials will support increased learning and lower textbook costs for Florida students

Portland, Ore. (February 4, 2020) – Open education innovator Lumen Learning has been chosen as an official partner by The State University System of Florida’s Board of Governors […]

Exciting Partner Plans: Lumen + Desmos

By Deborah Hur, STEM Platform Product Manager

As you may have seen in our 11/13 joint announcement, Lumen is partnering with Desmos to make graphing super easy, fun, and intuitive so students can focus on the math and not struggle to use outdated technology.

This blog post shares […]

Lumen Learning, Desmos partner to bring intuitive, accessible graphing to online homework system OHM

Online graphing calculator will increase interactivity and ease-of-use for students using Lumen OHM to learn graphing and related mathematical concepts

Portland, Ore. and San Francisco (November 13, 2019) – Today open education innovator Lumen Learning and digital learning tool creator Desmos[…]

Careful Attention to Learning Design Shapes New OER-based College Algebra Corequisite Course from Lumen Learning

Course materials meet students where they are, providing built-in review and remediation designed to increase student confidence and success in math

Portland, Ore. (November 12, 2019) – Today open education innovator Lumen Learning announced the availability of a new version of its popular College Algebra […]

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 […]

Continuous Improvement is for Platforms, Too

By David Wiley, Chief Academic Officer

In 2014, Lumen was selected as a winner of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Next Generation Courseware Challenge competition. This funding gave us time and space to think about what the characteristics and design of “next generation courseware” might look like. The result of this process, our Waymaker […]