Supporting Adjuncts, Supporting Students: Creating Stronger Outcomes For Learning

Adjunct faculty play an important role in higher education. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 46% of all post-secondary instructors are part-time, non-tenured faculty.* At nearly half of the total instructors, institutions increasingly must consider effective ways to support and develop their adjunct faculty. Investing in support for adjunct faculty means better learning […]

A New Model for Professional Development

David Wiley, PhD, Chief Academic Officer

As my colleagues at Lumen and I have reflected on our mission – to enable unprecedented learning for all students – we’ve come to realize that while creating highly effective, highly affordable OER courseware moves us toward that goal, it will never get us there by itself. Because faculty play […]

Using Digital Courseware to Create Thriving Communities

Every educator has faced the challenge of engaging students and building community. Today’s environment, where learning may be online, face-to-face, or a hybrid between the two, makes it even harder.  But it doesn’t have to be difficult. Digital courseware can help instructors create environments where students are motivated, interested, and invested in the […]