Championing the cause for better computer science education with interactive content proven for student success.

Traditional STEM textbooks aren’t supporting the way students learn today. Instead of drowning them in text, zyBooks’ fully immersive content enlightens them with interactivity. And it works. zyBooks is proven to increase student performance by 16% with a single lesson and improve student letter grades up to ⅔. And students learn 118% more in a single lesson with minimal text. Dig into our research, then visit us as SIGCSE. zyBooks is proud to be a SIGCSE 2019 Gold Sponsor for many years.

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Join the Discussion: Is your CS course too complex? How are you handling growth?

Hear from our co-founders and CS experts as we explore continued growth and student success at our SIGCSE sponsored session.

Thursday, 28th, 2019
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM
Hyatt Lakeshore A (1st Floor)

“Programming is hard, but all the logins are harder” — Said by a UCR student

Instructors often don’t realize how complex CS courses have become (“feature creep”). zyBooks provide an outstanding interactive textbook, auto-grading homework system, and program auto-grader, all seamlessly integrated into ONE platform (with only one login — or none via LMS integration). That’s a key reason nearly all faculty come back, and why students ask to access our zyBooks even if their professor is using a different book. We’ll show how our comprehensive solution leads to smooth courses that students love — even if hard.

“I enjoy grading programs” — Said by nobody

CS is experiencing explosive growth, which pushes our grading resources to the limit. Auto-grading saves huge amounts of time. Students get more practice and immediate feedback, so they can improve quickly. We’ve learned how to do auto-grading even better, like with automated hints in homework problems, or using many small programs in CS1. We’ll show how easy it is to create auto-graded programming assignments and tell you about our large set of zyBooks-maintained labs — so you can focus on the parts of teaching you really enjoy.

Find us at the following other sessions

Thursday, Feb. 28th
zyBooks Sponsor Session: Is Your CS Course too Complex? How are You Handling Growth?
3:45 PM – 5:30 PM Hyatt Lakeshore A (1st floor)

Birds of a Feather BOF #10B: Auto-Graded Programming Labs: Dos and Don’ts for Less-Stressed Higher-Performing Students, Reduced Grading Time, and Happier Teachers
6:30 PM – 7:20 PM Hyatt Lakeshore A1 & A2 (4th Floor)

Friday, March 1st
An Analysis of Using Many Small Programs in CS1
10:45 AM – 11:10 AM Millennium: Grand North (1st Floor)

Meet Our SIGCSE 2019 Team

Smita Bakshi

Smita Bakshi

CEO/co-founder, zyBooks
Frank Vahid

Frank Vahid

Co-founder, zyBooks; Prof, UC Riverside
Roman Lysecky

Roman Lysecky

VP of Content, zyBooks; Prof, University of Arizona
Alex Edgcomb

Alex Edgcomb

Sr. Software Engineer, zyBooks; Research Specialist, UC Riverside
Nkenge Wheatland

Nkenge Wheatland

Computer Science Content Lead, zyBooks
Malcolm Townsend

Malcolm Townsend

Strategic Accounts Manager
Matt Mencke

Matt Mencke

Strategic Accounts Manager
Lori Berns

Lori Berns

Senior Account Executive
Matt Nelson

Matt Nelson

Field Sales Executive
Brian Otten

Brian Otten

Account Executive

Ready, Set, Action: Give us your feedback at Booth 102.

Have you tried zyBooks in your classroom? We’re seeking a few fans to leave a video testimonial about your experience with zyBooks. Your feedback is vital to our mission and commitment to student and instructor success!

I am VERY impressed with the exhaustive contents and so many online exercise & practice problems & activities for the students.

Dr. Yoon G. KimHumboldt State University

Overall my most positive experience with an online course.

Garrett W.Student

No textbook could provide the level of student interaction I was hoping for, until I found the MATLAB zyBook.

Dr. Navid NakhjiriCal Poly Pomona

You don’t learn programming by reading, you learn programming by doing,

Dr. Nelly CardinaleEastern Florida State College