zyBooks wins competitive Phase I SBIR grant from U.S. Dept. of Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Hadley Dreibelbis, Finn Partners Hadley.Dreibelbis@finnpartners.com 202-518-6496 ZYBOOKS USES U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GRANT TO FUND UNMET NEEDS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION zyBooks receives $200,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Award Los Gatos, California, June 6, 2018 – With a growing workforce demand for computer science skills, it is more necessary than […]

Market Wired: Elsevier and zyBooks Bring Computer Organization and Design Textbook Into the Digital Age

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and zyBooks, an online interactive textbook provider, today announced the launch of a web-based interactive version of the market-leading textbook Computer Organization and Design, Fifth Edition (David A. Patterson & John L. Hennessy, 2013). Read more ››

zyBooks Touts ‘Less Text, More Action’

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, animations are worth 5,000—at least, that’s one of the principles underlying interactive online textbook replacements zyBooks. Another principle: Students should interact and engage with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning as if they’re in dialogue with their education. Read more ››

Better Learning Online

To help students succeed in college STEM courses, UC Riverside computer scientist Frank Vahid created zyBooks — interactive STEM learning material native for the web.

Reimagined Textbooks Adapt to Student Learning

One UA associate professor has put a modern spin on an old classic — the textbook — by using zyBooks in his electrical and computer engineering courses. Read more ››

Web Platform Seeks to Give Students an Alternative to the ‘Wall of Text’

It’s difficult to keep students engaged — and awake — when assigning them readings from long and often dull textbooks. Two researchers wanted to change that.

Changing How Students Learn

Company focused on building interactive textbooks is already reaching more than 50,000 students at 200 universities and colleges Read more ››

FROM MIND TO MARKET: zyBooks

When Professor Frank Vahid created textbooks for online use, he didn’t just transfer text into pixels. He created a new way of learning.

Let’s breathe interactive life into the common textbook

Students learn in a variety of ways — they listen, read, create, speak, share, engage, ask, get assessed, receive feedback, get mentored, and eventually maybe become a mentor themselves. Some need to read less and listen more, others need to “do” first then read. Some need to ask, others need to share, others need to […]

“Learning by Doing” with the Modern Textbook

I clearly recollect my Circuits and Systems class in a freshman class of 45 students, where every 3rd period was a time for the professor to walk amongst us as we solved problems and raised our hands for help.  Learning happens by doing, and we had an opportunity to do just that with the help of our professor. […]

Zyante – An Innovative Alternative to Textbooks

Former UC Davis assistant professor Smita Bakshi is now the owner of Zyante, a company that creates interactive, online resources intended to replace textbooks. Read more ››