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 […]
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 […]
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 ››
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 ››
To help students succeed in college STEM courses, UC Riverside computer scientist Frank Vahid created zyBooks — interactive STEM learning material native for the web.
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 ››
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.
Company focused on building interactive textbooks is already reaching more than 50,000 students at 200 universities and colleges Read more ››
When Professor Frank Vahid created textbooks for online use, he didn’t just transfer text into pixels. He created a new way of learning.
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 […]
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. […]
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 ››