Reading Research on Learning: In Pursuit of the Holy Grail

In Pursuit of the Holy Grail

Chapter 13

Dr. David Wiley, Co-Founder, Chief Academic Officer

This chapter reviews Bloom’s classic 1984 article on the “2 sigma problem.” Personally, I find this article to be one of the most inspiring pieces of writing on education of all time. The article isn’t inspirational in a way […]

Recently Updated Biology for Majors and Non-Majors

As part of Lumen’s commitment to continuously improving our course content and courseware, we’re excited to share that we have made several improvements to Lumen’s Waymaker Biology series. Our Biology series includes the following courses: 

Recently Updated Course: Chemistry for Majors

We’re excited to share that we recently released an updated version of Chemistry for Majors in our affordable and easy-to-use online homework manager, OHM. This update is part of our commitment to continuously improve our course materials to strengthen student learning.

What’s improved?

The course content has been updated […]

Marketing Internship (for college students)

Remote, US Based

We’re looking for a motivated student to join the Lumen Learning Marketing team for a paid internship opportunity! The right candidate is detail-oriented, highly organized, and can support the team with campaign and event execution as well as provide administrative support. We are looking for high potential candidates who […]

Product Manager

Remote, US-based 

Lumen Learning

Lumen’s company mission is to create unprecedented learning for all students. Each year we support 400,000 students and 5,000 faculty members in college courses. Lumen provides solutions that create effective learning experiences for students, and guide faculty members in the use of evidence-based teaching practices that improve student success.

The […]

Reading Research on Learning Part 1

What You Know Determines What You Learn

Chapter 6

Dr. David Wiley, Co-Founder, Chief Academic Officer

This chapter is about Ausbel’s 1960 paper on “advance organizers” (and no, it’s not “advanced organizers”). The key insight of this paper is that “the single most important factor influencing learning is what the learner already knows.” Or, as Kirschner […]

An Update On Our Community-Driven Continuous Improvement Efforts

Bob Bodily, PhD, Director of Data Science & Research

In January of 2020, we started an experimental community-driven continuous improvement project with a few of our Waymaker courses. This was the continuous improvement process we followed:

  1. We added a “Contribute!” button to the bottom of every content page.
  2. […]

News: New Abnormal Psychology Waymaker Course

We are thrilled to announce a new course coming to our catalog in early February: Abnormal Psychology. This course wouldn’t be possible without the dedicated team of subject matter experts, psychology faculty, and mental health professionals throughout the country that contributed their expertise in order […]

News: Lumen joins Military Spouse Employment Partnership

One of the bright spots for Lumen at the end of 2020 was being accepted into the Department of Defense’s Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP). We are excited about this partnership and the opportunity it presents for Lumen to engage military spouses in the creation and continuous improvement of our […]

News: 115 Million Visitors Visit Lumen Learning’s Content in 2020

As 2020 comes to a close, we’re excited to share that we’ve seen significant growth in the number of users of our content. With a 63% increase from 2019, Lumen will finish 2020 with over 115 million unique visitors to our catalog of openly […]