From time to time, the product team at zyBooks loves to surprise customers (in a good way)! That’s why in this post, we are announcing not one but TWO new platform features available in your zyBooks right now. We’ve been talking about one for a few months now, but the other is most likely a pleasant surprise!
zyBooks, the leading provider of interactive digital learning products for the rapidly growing higher education STEM (Science, Technology Engineering & Math) market, announced a $4 million investment round led by Bialla Venture Partners, LLC. In conjunction with the funding, managing member of Bialla Venture Partners, David Uri, will join the company’s Board of Directors.Read more ››
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and
services,has contracted with online interactive textbook provider, zyBooks, to create a web-based
interactive edition of the market-leading Computer Organization and Design, Fifth Edition
(David A. Patterson & John L. Hennessy, 2013) textbook
LOS GATOS, California –April 6, 2015 – A company formed by professors and computing professionals to help college students succeed in STEM courses seems to have struck a chord, with over 200 universities and 60,000 student users in just two year. Yet unlike many recent efforts towards free materials such as Khan Academy, MOOCs, and OpenStax, this company unabashedly charges a subscription fee.Read more ››
Zyante, the company that produces zyBooks, has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Phase II grant by the National Science Foundation. The award, in the Education Application category, is the result of a rigorously competitive application process and is indicative of the innovative work being done on zyBooks. Fewer than 10% of companies who apply for NSF’s SBIR program are awarded a Phase II grant. The Phase II award is based on zyBooks’ continued development of a webbased authoring framework for universitylevel STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) content via curated crowdsourcing in an animated, interactive format. Under the zyBooks curatedcrowdsourcing model, which differs significantly from traditional crowdsourcing, a core author/editor team creates the initial content, requiring little upfront investment. The community then adopts the content and contributes items under the core team’s curation, with the core team serving as a means of editing and streamlining the content....read more ››