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Lumen-InScribe Integration Brings Digital Community to New Statistics Courseware

Lumen Learning is partnering with InScribe to integrate its digital community platform into Lumen's new Statistics course and platform. The courseware is part of a Gates Foundation-funded initiative to replace traditional textbook packages with equity-centered materials that eliminate race, ethnicity, and income as predictors of student success.

The integration aims to "create new spaces for students to ask questions, find solutions, collaborate to better understand the content, and support and motivate each other," according to a news announcement. Starting next semester, students will be able to access just-in-time help and peer collaboration from directly within their courseware experience.

"Digital communities remind students that they are not alone in the learning process," said Katy Kappler, CEO of InScribe, in a statement. "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."

The companies plan to roll out access to the digital community beyond the Statistics course as additional courses become available on Lumen's new platform.

"We are setting the bar high when it comes to courseware centered on equity," commented Kim Thanos, co-founder and CEO of Lumen Learning. "Together we envision a teaching and learning experience that removes boundaries and extends support across courses and disciplines."

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