Entries by Ricky Porco

Meet the zyCommunity

As a professor-founded company, we often say, “Students first, instructors a close second.” So when the world changed and our instructors needed connection more than ever, we knew we had to help. In addition to introducing our COVID-19 Digital Care Package, developing best practices on how to pivot to online learning, and more, we looked […]

zyBooks Named 2020 CODiE Award Finalist

The team at zyBooks is excited to announce our recent selection as a SIIA Education Technology 2020 CODiE Award Finalist for Best Instructional Solution in Non-Core Areas! zyBooks has been named a 2020 SIIA CODiE Award finalist in the Best Instructional Solution in Non-Core Areas category. Award finalists represent applications, products and services from developers […]

Webinar: Introducing Coral

A New Language for Improved Learning of Coding. Thursday, April 9, 2020 from 1-2pm EST Description: Why Another Programming Language? Students in introductory programming classes often struggle early with the syntax and tools of commercial languages like Python, Java, or C++. As a result, an ultra-simple language, Coral, was born for students to learn programming, […]

Join Us In March For These Upcoming Events!

West Coast Computer Science: SIGCSE Where: Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon When: March 12-14, 2020 Visit the zyBooks team at room D139 and join moderator Alex von Rosenberg for a daring dialogue asking: What do students really want, and need, in CS1? And how does that compare with what instructors think? Where: Room D139 […]

Introducing zyBooks’ Similarity Checker

What is it? A report that gives instructors an easy way to compare student submissions on a zyLab and determine if the amount of similarity is acceptable. This report checks the similarity of each student’s latest, best submission of a specific zyLab, then shows the pairs of student submissions that are the most similar. Integrated […]

Join Us For Three Upcoming Webinars in November!

Put Actionable Insights To Work In Your Classroom With Three Upcoming Webinars. Check out our list of upcoming webinars in the month of November, and don’t forget to register! Active Learning: How to Transform Your Class for a Successful Semester When: Thursday November 14, 2019 @3PM ET Host: Roman Lysecky Description: Discover the ins-and-outs of […]

Join zyBooks at CCSC-Eastern and Southeastern Conferences, plus AIChE presentations

Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges October 25-26, 2019: CCSC-Eastern and – Southeastern Conferences Join Lindsay DeFelice at Robert Morris University (Moon Township, PA) or Shawn White at Auburn University (Auburn, AL). Hear Dr. Frank Vahid share “Improving Lower-Division CS/CE Courses: Experiences and Results.” Friday 10/25, 4 – 5:30 pm CST at CCSC-SE Saturday 10/26, […]

zyBooks Joins Wiley Research & Education

zyBooks is excited to announce that we are joining the Wiley research & education family. It’s been an amazing run growing to over 600 institutions and 500K students in just a few short years. That success has created requests for more courses and expanded feature sets. By joining forces with Wiley we can accelerate course […]

zyBooks at ASEE Tampa June 16-19, 2019

Come visit the zyBooks team at booth #931. See a demo of our engineering titles and pick up premium writing tools while you’re there. This year we are excited to present, or be related to, the following papers: Sunday, June 16, 2019 U408·Technical Session 11: Topics related to Computer Science When: 1:15 PM to 2:45 […]