Does teaching online in the fall seem like a daunting task? Description: Many CS teachers look for ways to improve CS courses. But improvements often require extensive time for setup, training, and/or throughout the term – time that we just don’t have. Frank Vahid, professor of Computer Science and Engineering at UC Riverside, spends […]
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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 […]
Discover the ins-and-outs of implementing this approach in the classroom. Thursday, November 14, 2019 3:00pm-4:00pm ET Description: With Active Learning becoming more and more widespread, join zyBooks’ Roman Lysecky to take a deep dive into this proven approach. Whether you are currently using active learning in the classroom, or just exploring the idea, this webinar […]
Help students feel more prepared for future programming courses. Tuesday, November 19, 2019 1:00pm-2:00pm ET Description: 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 smooth, less overwhelming experience for students by focusing […]
Discover emerging innovations and learn how to implement these in the Computer Science Classroom. Tuesday, November 26, 2019 1:00pm-2:00pm ET Description: 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. Based on a less explaining, more interacting […]
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 […]