Several centuries ago, university education was revolutionized by the advent of textbooks. Today, textbooks are outdated when it comes to learning programming and computational thinking in Computer Science.
While learning how to code from a textbook can be a challenge in itself for students, instructors are also faced with challenges of their own due to the growing enrollments in CS1 and CS2 courses, often making it difficult to reach and engage all students.
As much as you’d like to dive deeper into important topics and applications in class, it’s challenging when students don’t come to class prepared. Post-lecture, holding them accountable for completing homework and coding assignments has never been easy, and doing all that grading on your own is a time suck too.
Today’s modern web—with the recent emergence of HTML5, the cloud, ubiquitous WiFi, and low-cost laptops/tablets—empowers a new revolution. zyBooks is pioneering a new kind of learning content, created specifically for the modern web by professors, for professors.
Current research suggests students learn best while interacting with content, which is the foundation of the zyBooks learning experience. Add instructional feedback to that and you’ve essentially defined the zyBooks difference for your students. zyBooks is a professor-founded, research-backed textbook replacement solution that provides students with a clear vision of where they need to go on their learning journey.
With zyBooks, interactive reading activities and animations can be assigned before class to hold students accountable for completion. Assured your students are prepared knowing the fundamentals, you can now be confident spending time in class expounding on core concepts. You can work through more applications and programming examples using our rich interactive coding and authoring platform, zyLabs. And enjoy the auto-grading and gradebook reporting benefits of your zyBook with zyLabs, saving you valuable course management time.
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See why 2 out of 3 recently surveyed students named zyBooks as their favorite learning platform. Schedule a virtual or onsite departmental presentation today to see the zyBooks difference.
zyBooks is proud to put students first. So, just for hosting an onsite or virtual presentation you’ll be entered into a drawing to win one of three $500 grants to support your student computer science associations and their extra-curricular activities.
The drawing will be conducted on June 30, 2020, and winners will be notified by email on or before July 17, 2020.