View the original Journal Publication Jacquelyn Kelly, Alex Edgcomb, Jim Bruno, Chelsea Gordon, Frank Vahid Researchers have developed numerous effective theory-based practices for teaching undergraduate general education mathematics (UGEM); however, many universities have struggled for decades to close the gap from theory to practice. This gap contributes to the national lack of skilled STEM workers. […]
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The number of online courses are on the rise and so are the instances of cheating. See how zyBooks’ integrated tools deter and detect academic dishonesty.
Anyone fortunate enough to connect with Peg Fisher will immediately notice her passion for education. So it may be surprising to hear that this advocate originally pursued a different path. It was after a few years into her role as a programmer for a major insurance company that Peg realized, “I could make a bigger […]
Project-based learning offers an authentic and meaningful way to engage your programming students. Join us for a discussion with Dr. Dennis Sigur, Computer Science Instructor at Dillard University
Interactive textbooks are helping to drive success for this generation of students. Cay Hortsmann says now is a great time for students, authors, and professors.
Feeling stressed out? Dr. Lisa Jaremka shares mental health research and stress management strategies to help higher ed instructors overcome burnout.
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 […]
Our 10-week programming configurations for online learning + interactive homework + auto-graded labs literally require no setup.
Learn how to teach online classes that students don’t just tolerate, but truly enjoy and thrive in academically.
See how you can create your own sections, customize testing and grading tools, discourage cheating, and get detailed student engagement reports.
Gain hours in your week through this efficient, effective, and fun approach to teaching CS. Learn how to minimize course setup and maintenance time.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
With Active Learning becoming more and more widespread, join zyBooks’ Roman Lysecky to take a deep dive into this proven approach.
Many students often feel CS1 and CS2 courses are unnecessarily complex. Join zyBooks’ co-founder, Frank Vahid, as he examines how to re-think programming assignments through “Many Small Programs”, which creates a less overwhelming experience for students.
With many students in early Computer Science courses feeling overwhelmed, this webinar will walk you through tips and techniques to reach and engage students of all levels.
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, […]
Visit Taney Shondel at the Northwestern Conference on October 4-5 at the Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR. Dr. Nikitha Sambamurthy will be presenting “Improving Lower-Division CS/CE Courses: Experiences and Results” (Room Scott 217) on Friday 10/4 at 4:30 pm.
Join the zyBooks team at the Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, this October 16-19, 2019 in Cincinnati, OH!
Join zyBooks at FYEE 2019!
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 […]
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 […]