CUNY Waymaker Pilot Workshop

The following resources are collected as a part of an OER workshop by facilitated by Lumen Learning and The City University of New York on June 20th and June 29th.

This interactive workshop will include a practical overview of the use of OER by providing a brief introduction to open licensing and open education. We’ll focus on open course design by aligning open content to learning outcomes and assessments. Attendees will have an opportunity to begin the development and design of an open course using methods to customize open educational resources.

Workshop participants should bring:

  1. Student learning outcomes for at least one course. If you are unsure which course to take on, it will be easiest to start with gateway courses that have higher enrollments like those collected in the Lumen catalog, which generally have more resources already curated and enhanced.
  2. Your best work. Many faculty members have augmented or moved away from only using traditional textbooks. You will likely want to incorporate your own assessments, study guides, presentation materials, writing and other materials into OER courses. Make sure you have access to your own materials so you can include them in your material review.
  3. Your questions about open educational resources. This is an interactive workshop where we will learn together about OER.

Workshop Materials

Materials here are available for all participants and they are licensed CC BY 4.0. If you have questions or trouble accessing any resources, please contact us at

Featured Speaker: Improving Access, Affordability, and Student Success with Waymaker

Purpose: Dr. David Wiley, Chief Academic Officer at Lumen Learning and one of the early founders of the OER movement, will join the workshop virtually to discuss the research, development, and learning science of Lumen’s Waymaker courseware.  Time for Q&A will be provided.

Additional Reading

More detail about Bloom’s Sigma 2 Problem

David’s reference of John Hattie’s work Visible Learning

Workshop Materials

Workshop Agenda

Workshop Participant List

Waymaker Overview Video

Waymaker Overview on the Lumen website

Share Out Directions

Configuring Your Waymaker Course

Smooth Start Guide

OER Adoption Toolkit Resources For Pilot Leads

Why Open Education Matters Video 

OER Course Development Support 

Adoption Activities and Roles

OER Research Guidebook from OpenEd Group

What is Open Pedagogy? David Wiley’s blog post

Open Licensing Playbook Slides

OpenWashington’s Attribution Builder

Lumen Learning’s Faculty Support

Lumen User Guides

Contact support.lumenlearning.comrequest help online

Virtual Office Hours: Lumen holds open OER Office Hours every weekday.

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