“My students say the interactive exercises help them visualize program execution. And monitoring students’ progress is an excellent instructor tool.”
David Walter, Virginia State University
“It really breaks down complicated concepts into simple exercises that give you a chance to digest concepts outside of confusing programs.”
Katherine Murphy, Student, Clemson University
“zyBooks gives just the right level of content for students learning to program, packaged in an interactive online experience that also allows for instructor customization. My students love it!”
Dale Reed, University of Chicago, Illinois
“I liked how each chapter explained a topic well using examples and that we were also asked to implement what we had just read (in challenge activities) to ensure that we really understood the concept.”
Laiba Mustafa, Student, University of Guelph
“zyBooks increased my confidence in coding.”
Jose Maya, Student, IUPUI
“The combination of online exercises, lectures, and targeted programming assignments, in addition to the book material, provides an effective, multi-tiered approach.”
Philip Papadopoulos, UC San Diego
zyBooks strike the perfect balance between text volume and engaged learning, with studies showing that students spend more time learning. Performance has been proven to increase and we have research to show it.
Less text doesn’t mean less learning.
Concise and engaging courseware helps students learn and retain more.
Concise text improves usability by as much as
Volume of text
Time students spent voluntarily learning
Students voluntarily spend twice as much time with zyBooks compared to traditional textbooks, even though the zyBooks have half as much text.
zyBooks combine the power of interactive tools, responsive questions, and animations to provide students with a rich learning experience. Try some of our live questions and see for yourself.
Each zyBook chapter contains animations, questions and interactive elements that help students internalize challenging concepts.
zyBooks use animations to dynamically illustrate complex concepts.
zyBooks uses thousands of questions integrated into the content to help concepts sink in.
zyBooks can include configurable embedded coding environments that allow students to work with real code, on the fly.
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
—inspired by a Chinese philosopher, 818 AD
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