Lumen Learning and InScribe Partner to Advance Student Support and Engagement Opportunities

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Integration with New Courseware Enables Students to More Easily Connect, Communicate and Collaborate

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"We've long admired Lumen Learning and the work it is doing to create high quality, affordable options for faculty and students. We are excited to partner with the Lumen team to help extend their vision for interactive, collaborative learning even further" said Katy Kappler, CEO of InScribe.

InScribe, which delivers game-changing digital community solutions, today announced a partnership with Lumen Learning, a leading provider of higher education teaching and learning materials focused on improving student outcomes and removing race and income as predictors of student success. The companies will seamlessly integrate InScribe's digital community platform into Lumen Learning's new Statistics course and platform. This partnership aims to create new spaces for students to ask questions, find solutions, collaborate to better understand the content, and support and motivate each other.

Lumen Learning was recently awarded a prestigious competitive grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to create new Introduction to Statistics courseware that will replace traditional textbook packages and provide students with a rich, interactive, and personalized learning experience, as well as a complete range of support for faculty members. Lumen saw an opportunity to enhance student support and engagement from directly within the courseware experience, and sought the expertise of InScribe to help make its vision a reality.

"We understand the importance of just-in-time help and peer collaboration to create a truly interactive, inclusive, and connected learning experience where all students can succeed," said Kim Thanos, co-founder and CEO of Lumen Learning. "We have followed the InScribe story and been impressed by the impact of its digital community platform. Our strategic partnership is enabling us to take the next critical step in the evolution of our courseware."

The Lumen-InScribe integration means students don't have to leave the courseware to receive the support they need. With seamless access integrated directly into the learning experience, students are now one click away from a space where they can easily connect, communicate, and collaborate with peers and faculty any time they need extra support.

Students accessing Lumen’s new Statistics course will have the opportunity to engage with the new digital community starting next semester, and plans are in place to roll out access as additional courses are available in the new platform. "We are setting the bar high when it comes to courseware centered on equity, and together we envision a teaching and learning experience that removes boundaries and extends support across courses and disciplines," said Thanos.

"Digital communities remind students that they are not alone in the learning process," said Katy Kappler, CEO of InScribe. "We've long admired Lumen Learning and the work it is doing to create high quality, affordable options for faculty and students. We are excited to partner with the Lumen team to help extend their vision for interactive, collaborative learning even further."

To learn more about InScribe’s partnership with Lumen Learning, click here.

About InScribe
InScribe is a digital student support platform that leverages the power of community and artificial intelligence to connect students with the answers, resources, and individuals they need to succeed. InScribe's digital communities cut across the traditional support silos in higher education, giving students a single place to turn when they need help—no matter the topic or time of day. Students benefit from on-demand, peer-to-peer, and student-to-expert collaboration that helps them feel more connected, increasing student engagement, satisfaction, and retention. Learn more about InScribe at https://www.inscribeapp.com/.

About Lumen Learning

Since 2012, Lumen Learning has partnered with colleges and universities to support teaching and learning innovation with a focus on improving affordability, access, and student success.

Lumen Waymaker and OHM digital courseware provide evidence-based learning design and data-driven content improvements to increase learning and student engagement using open educational resources (OER).

Lumen Circles provide faculty professional development to build skills and advance teaching practices. Grounded in research about how to increase learning and student success and delivered through peer-based virtual learning groups, Lumen Circles provide a supportive setting for faculty to expand their capabilities for teaching in dynamic educational environments.

Over 500 institutions across the U.S. are using Lumen-supported digital courseware for in-person, online, and blended courses. Materials created by Lumen are published under Creative Commons Attribution licenses and contributed back to the education community. Learn more at lumenlearning.com, and visit our course catalog at lumenlearning.com/courses.

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