The Practical Cost of Textbooks

There’s a great conversation – a debate, almost – occurring right now about two indisputable facts: The College Board recommends that students budget around $1200 per year for textbooks and supplies. Surveys of students indicate that they spend around $600 per year on textbooks. How can there be a debate about facts which no one … Read more

Personalization in Lumen’s “Next Gen” OER Courseware Pilot

For almost three years Lumen Learning has been helping faculty, departments, and entire degree programs adopt OER in place of expensive commercial textbooks. In addition to saving students enormous amounts of money we’ve helped improve the effectiveness of courses we’ve supported, as we’re demonstrating in publications in peer-reviewed journals co-authored both with faculty from our … Read more