Success Stories

Southeast Missouri State University

Seeking a Better Math Solution In 2017, Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO) campus leaders were getting an earful from students and parents about the unreasonable cost of the online homework system required for math courses. [...]

University of Mississippi   Addressing College Readiness Gaps in First-Year Composition First-year students enter the University of Mississippi with varying degrees of readiness for college-level writing. Student preparation gaps are evident in foundational content knowledge and rhetorical [...]

Odessa College Fuels Student Success with OER Courseware

Open educational resources (OER) play a central role in Odessa College’s relentless efforts to remove obstacles to student success. Partnering with Lumen Learning to provide state-of-the-art OER courseware designed to strengthen learning for at-risk students, Odessa [...]

Salt Lake Community College

  Finding a Smarter Solution for Math Education In 2013, Salt Lake Community College collaborated with Lumen Learning on the Kaleidoscope Open Course Initiative, a Next Generation Learning Challenges project to explore the impact of [...]

Looking for Learning Impact

By Kim Thanos, CEO January is a natural time for reflection: How are we doing? What impact are we making? What can we do differently and better in the new year? And what does impact [...]

Cerritos College

The Business Administration Department at Cerritos College began turning to open educational resources because faculty members saw many students struggling when they could not afford to buy expensive textbooks. After OER led to demonstrable improvement in [...]

Tidewater Community College

  In 2013, Tidewater Community College, located in coastal Virginia, became the first accredited institution in the U.S. to offer a degree in which students pay nothing for required textbooks. Dubbed the “Z-Degree” (for zero textbook [...]