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 […]

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 […]

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 Gain Actionable Data

With the advancements of technology and digital courseware tools, you have access to more learning data than ever before. However, that data isn’t much help if it’s not actionable.

A recent report by Digital Promise, Every Learner Everywhere, and Tyton Partners surveyed more than 4,000 instructors during the shift to remote instruction […]

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 […]