Here at zyBooks, we’re getting more questions about cheating than ever before. In this post, we share strategies you can use in your classroom right now that have been shown to substantially reduce cheating.
The story of zyBooks is the story of rigorous peer-reviewed research. To learn more about the how and why of zyBooks research, we spoke with our head of research, Dr. Chelsea Gordon. Here’s our conversation.
To mark International Women in Engineering Day, we brought together an esteemed group of our engineering colleagues to talk about their own professional journeys, the challenges they and other women face in the field, and how to inspire more girls and women to become engineers.
Finding effective ways to teach complex statistical concepts is crucial for student success. Simulation-Based Inference (SBI) is an approach I’ve incorporated into my courses to meet this challenge. You should put it to work in your classroom, too.
In this post, I’ll help you supercharge your autograding efforts. I’ll share insights on how to use autograding to improve how you teach and how your students learn. And I’ll walk you through the three most important autograding methodologies and how to use them.
zyBooks is at the forefront of developing – and implementing – innovations to help students with visual impairments succeed in STEM. Innovations all educators should adopt. To learn more, we spoke with three engineering and science content experts who are leading the accessibility charge at zyBooks.
“What I’ve found is that the math proficiency of my students varies significantly, from those who barely passed their prerequisites to those who really excelled in them. My challenge as an instructor is that the course I’m teaching is not a math course.”
Traditional print textbooks can present significant challenges for students with visual impairments, particularly in fields such as mechanical engineering where visual elements are critical to understanding the material.
In a recent article published in Inside Higher Ed, zyBooks co-founder Dr. Frank Vahid tackles the issue of cheating in higher education and proposes a solution involving the use of AI language models, such as ChatGPT, as a catalyst for instructors to combat cheating.
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. […]