Research Library

Browse our library of white papers, conference and journal publications, and webinars below.

Literature Survey of How Students with Visual Impairments Interact with Engineering Course Materials

A. Rodriguez, L. Fogg, A. Clark, J. L. Welter, G. Sirokman, R. Barlow

Reading participation and assessment of spreadsheet skills across multiple cohorts when using an interactive textbook

S. Yanosko, G. Valentine, M. W. Liberatore

Clustering of Animation View Times in an Interactive Textbook for Material and Energy Balances

T. Hilsabeck, B. Crockett, A. Parsaei, K. S. Xu, M. W. Liberatore

Reproducible High Reading Participation and Auto-Graded Homework Completion across Multiple Cohorts When Using an Interactive Textbook for Material and Energy Balances

S. Yanosko, M. W. Liberatore

Student Earnestness in Online Circuit Analysis Textbook When Answer Is Available

M. Sarraf, M. Atkins, J. Welter, Y. Adibi, N. Sambamurthy, L. Fogg

The use of 3D printed media to improve the accessibility of engineering

G. Sirokman, R. Barlow, A. Rodriguez, A. Clark, L. Fogg

Student Engagement with Interactive Engineering Textbook Reading

C. Gordon, A. Rodriguez, A. Clark, B. Gambrel, L. Ratts, J. Welter, R. Barlow, Y. Rajasekhar, N. Sambamurthy, L Fogg, J. E. Loeber 2023

Ultra-Lightweight Early Prediction of At-Risk Students in CS1

C. Gordon, S. Zhao, and F. Vahid

Concise Graphical Representations of Student Effort on Weekly Many Small Programs

J.M. Allen, F. Vahid

Experiences teaching coral before C++ in CS1

F. Vahid, K. Downey, L. Areizaga, and A. Pang

Introducing Advanced zyLabs: Now in Beta

See for yourself the exciting new features in Advanced zyLabs, including professional-grade IDEs, debugging, and support of over 50 languages.
March 3, 2023/by Patrick Thornham

ChatGPT and Cheat Detection in CS1 Using a Program Autograding System

F. Vahid, L. Areizaga, A. Pang

Less Is More: Students Skim Lengthy Online Textbooks

C. Gordon, R. Lysecky, F. Vahid

Animation analytics in an interactive textbook for material and energy balances

M. Liberatore, K. Xu

High-Quality text descriptions of visual elements in online interactive versions of traditional print mechanical engineering textbooks

A. Rodriguez, O. Rios, R. Barlow, and J. Eakins

Understanding and promoting earnest completion in online textbooks

C. Gordon, F. Vahid, and L. Lysecky

Evaluating the benefits of adding interactive elements to traditional print mechanical engineering textbooks

R. Barlow, O. Rios, J. Eakins, A. Rodruiguez

Detecting possible cheating in programming courses using drastic code change

N. Alzahrani, F. Vahid

Programming learners struggle as much in Python as in C++ or Java

C. Gordon, R. Lysecky, F. Vahid

Deliberate practice of spreadsheet skills when using copiable, randomized, and auto-graded questions within an interactive textbook

L. Gorbett, K. Chapman, and M. Liberatore

Student success and attempts on auto-graded homework across multiple cohorts in material and energy balances

K. Chapman, M. Davidson, and M. Liberatore

Randomized, Structured, Auto-graded Homework: Design Philosophy and Engineering Examples

E. Kazakou, A. Edgcomb, R. Lysecky, F. Vahid, Y. Rajasekhar 2021

Student usage of auto-graded activities in a web-based circuit analysis textbook

N. Sambamurthy, E. Kazakou, and Y. Adibi

Attitudes toward and usage of animations in an interactive textbook for material and energy balances

S. Stone and M. Liberatore

The Shift From Static College Textbooks to Customizable Content: A case study at zyBooks

C. Gordon, L. Lysecky, and F. Vahid

An Analysis of Using Coral Many Small Programs in CS1

J. M. Allen
F. Vahid

Using the free Coral language and simulator to simplify first-year programming courses

F. Vahid, J. M. Allen, A. Edgcomb, R. Lysecky

Improving Pass Rates by Switching from a Passive to an Active Learning Textbook in CS0

D. McKinney, A. Edgcomb, R. Lysecky, F. Vahid

Animations for Learning: Design Philosophy and Student Usage in Interactive Textbooks

N. Sambamurthy, F. Vahid

Identifying Challenging Spreadsheet Skills Using Reading and Homework Analytics from an Interactive Textbook

M. Liberatore, K. Chapman

Reading Anytime: Do Students Complete Missed Readings After the Due Date When Using an Interactive Textbook for Material and Energy Balances?

M. Liberatore, K. Chapman

Weekly Programs in a CS1 Class: Experiences with Auto-graded Many-small Programs (MSP)

J. M. Allen, F. Vahid, D. Downey, A. Edgcomb

Impact of Several Low-Effort Cheating-Reduction Methods in a CS1 Class

F. Vahid, A. Pang, K. Downey, C. Gordon

Theory to Practice: Closing the Gap in Undergraduate Math to Reduce Student Attrition

J. Kelly, J. Bruno, and A. Edgcomb

The rise of the zyLab program auto-grader in introductory CS courses

C. Gordon, R. Lysecky, and F. Vahid 2021