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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Faculty Roundtable: Waymaker English Composition

“…consider your local situation when adopting OER and don’t invent problems that don’t exist, think through where there are actual gaps that need to be filled…”

 

Faculty Roundtable Sessions bring together faculty who are already using Lumen-supported OER courses with those who are exploring this path. On Wednesday, October 25th, 2017, an innovative […]

Faculty Roundtable: Waymaker Introduction to Business with Wendy Wright

“…[Lumen] has been fantastic, I had a Waymaker-related question this morning and by the time I got out of class an hour and a half later, I had a response.
Lumen’s Faculty Roundtable sessions bring faculty together who have already adopted Lumen-supported OER courses with those who are exploring […]