Lumen Learning supports faculty as they identify and select high quality OER, align these to learning outcomes, and assemble them to make high quality OER-based courses. We then provide free access to these openly licensed courses to the education community.
Open Courses currently available from Lumen Learning include:
- Introduction to Psychology
- Introduction to Sociology
- Introduction to Biology
- Introduction to Public Speaking/Speech Communication
- Introduction to Business
- Introduction to Economics (Micro & Macro)
- College Algebra
- English Composition I
- English Composition II
- US History I
- US History II
- Introduction to Computing
- Art Appreciation
- College Literacy
- College Success
- Developmental Reading
- Developmental Writing
Common Cartridge export files are also available for our Open Courses. In order to maintain the integrity of course assessments, we do not make the exports available for direct download. To request a Common Cartridge version of a course, please send an email to support at lumenlearning.com.
Faculty from around the country are working together with Lumen to develop dozens of other Open Courses in time for Fall 2014 adoption.
With Lumen’s Open Courses, every student has free digital access to 100% of course materials on the first day of class. Every instructor has the freedom to adapt learning content to their instructional preferences and students’ needs.
Lumen Learning’s Open Course content is and always will be freely available under open licenses. To support institutions’ and instructors’ success with Open Courses, Lumen also offers Candela OER Services.
Candela OER Services: Making Open Courses Sustainable
Where many OER initiatives stumble due to concerns about quality, content curation and faculty training and support, Candela OER Services address these obstacles. Affordable Candela OER Services from Lumen Learning provide technical, pedagogical and other support for Lumen's Open Courses. We make it easy to shift to open content, eliminate textbook costs and improve student learning in the process.
Features and Support
Open Courses with Candela OER Services
|Openly licensed course materials with zero textbook costs||✔||✔|
|Access to systems and tools to support learning||✔||✔|
|Ability to revise, remix and customize course content||✔||✔|
|Faculty training on effective use of OER||✘||✔|
|Premium faculty support for instructional design, pedagogy, issue resolution||✘||✔|
|Content and learning analytics to guide improvements to content and instruction||✘||✔|
|Expert guidance on OER implementation strategy, best practices and program evaluation||✘||✔|
|Current licensing and attribution guaranteed||✘||✔|
|Content updates and enhancements to sustain and improve open resources||✘||✔|
|Guaranteed uptime and support for all systems and tools||✘||✔|