Reflections on a Conversation about a US National Open Education Policy

UPDATE: It seems like whatever momentum there was around this conversation has died. I recently attended one of the community meetings discussing whether or not a national open education policy is needed in the US. There were two other meetings I did not attend, so I can’t speak to them. But here are my quick … Read more

Tidewater’s “Z Degree” Nominated for Bellwether Award

Great news for Tidewater Community College, one of Lumen Learning‘s first partner schools: Tidewater Community College’s textbook-free degree in business, which was launched as a pilot program with the Fall 2013 semester, is a finalist for a national Bellwether Award, given annually by the Community College Futures Assembly. Among more than 400 applicants in three … Read more

Lumen Learning Update – Saving Students $700,000 Fall 2013

This month is the one year anniversary of Lumen Learning, the “RedHat for OER” I founded with Kim Thanos in October, 2012. It’s been an incredible first year, and we’ve learned a million lessons along the way – and we continue to learn more about what it takes to support OER adoption at scale every … Read more