News: Carnegie Mellon University, Lumen Learning Partner To Expand Support for Evidence-based Learning Materials

Mission-aligned collaboration demonstrates promising model for continuously improving effectiveness of learning materials 

Pittsburgh and Portland, Ore. (April 10, 2019) – Carnegie Mellon University’s Simon Initiative and open courseware provider Lumen Learning today announced a partnership to share tools for developing, evaluating and […]

The OER Degree Initiative Catalog

By Kim Thanos, CEO

In conjunction with Open Education Week 2019, we’re happy to introduce the OER Degree Initiative Course Catalog, a collection of course materials developed for the Open Educational Resources (OER) Degree Initiative, led by Achieving the Dream[…]

New Course Release: Introduction to Business

By Vallerie Mott, Course Product Manager

We’re excited to announce the release of a new version of Introduction to Business, one of Lumen’s most popular OER courses. A huge benefit of using OER is our ability to make rapid, timely updates focused on improving student learning.

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A Framework for Continuous Improvement of OER

By David Wiley, Chief Academic Officer

The potential of the “data revolution” in teaching and learning, just as in other sectors, is to create much more timely feedback loops for tracking the effectiveness of a complex system. In a field where feedback is already well established as a vital process for both […]

News: A Milestone Year for OER Designed to Strengthen Learning

Open Education innovator Lumen Learning crosses 100K mark for students using supported OER in a single term

Portland, Ore. (August 21, 2018) – Now entering its sixth back-to-school season, Lumen Learning today announced it crossed a milestone in June 2018 with over 100,000 students using its supported […]

News: College Math Departments Scale Up with Low-cost OER Courseware, Putting Affordability First

Institutions use OER-based Lumen OHM on a wide scale to improve affordability, access, and student success

Portland, Ore. (March 21, 2018) – According to Lumen Learning, 2018-2019 will be a record year for college math departments moving away from traditional publishers’ expensive online textbook packages and towards […]

Open Content Blog: Thinking About Impact

By David Wiley, Chief Academic Officer

Originally posted on the opencontent.org blog, February 9, 2018 

In the spirit of iterating toward openness, I’ve recently had the opportunity to revisit some of my earlier thinking about how to measure the impact of OER-related work. Some of this seemed interesting enough that I thought I would share.

I have […]

Open Content in Action: Improving Lumen’s Economics Courses

By Wendy King, Course Product Manager, Social Sciences

Enhancing OER for Economics

Capitalizing on our ability to iterate and improve open content, we are excited to share what we’ve been doing with our Macroeconomics and Microeconomics courses. We’ve devoted much of this past year to gathering feedback, analyzing learning data, […]