The Kingsborough Library, with the support of the Provost, KCTL and KCeL, will be providing Lumen Learning tools to faculty who would like to deploy OERs in their courses.
As a pilot, we will be providing access to Lumen’s Candela courseware to participating faculty who want to deploy an OER in the Fall 2017 semester. Candela allows faculty to adopt, remix, create and share open course content. Helpfully, Lumen also provides direct support for faculty who would like assistance getting their OER content up and running.
Here’s an introduction to what Lumen does, taken from their website:
At Lumen Learning, our purpose is to help higher education institutions improve affordability, access and student success by supporting wide-scale adoption of open educational resources (OER). We provide low-cost open courseware, guidance and support to help institutions transition high enrollment courses to OER.
We work like this:
Together we discuss your goals, priorities and how we can help
We collaborate with faculty members to design OER-based online courses that curate and map OER to learning outcomes
We provide ongoing faculty and platform support for OER-based courses and professional development around effective use of OER
We recommend continuous improvements to courses and content based on student success data
Your librarians welcome your feedback on the Lumen platform. Let us know your thoughts! If you want to participate in the Fall 2017 pilot, please reach out to us ASAP.