Auto-Graded Assessments and other C-Books Features for CS Students and Instructors

By Elise Deitrick & Joshua Stowell on Jun 25, 2019 10:33:10 AM

C-Books gives you unparalleled access to interactive and enhanced OER textbooks—with all the flexibility and control of the Codio platform.

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zyBooks vs. C-Books

By Elise Deitrick & Joshua Stowell on Jun 20, 2019 1:45:24 PM

We’re often asked: “what's the difference between zyBooks and C-Books?”

In an attempt to differentiate, we’ve decided to offer a comparison based on the following dimensions:

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Python Tutor comes to Codio as “Visualizer”

By Elise Deitrick on Feb 27, 2019 3:40:52 PM

Visualizations can help students better understand complex programming concepts like parameters, constructors, and recursion.

For many computer science educators, Python Tutor is a familiar name —Philip Guo’s wonderful resource has been around for almost a decade. During that time, “over five million people in over 180 countries have used Python Tutor to visualize over 75 million pieces of code.”

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Introducing Codio Books!

By Elise Deitrick on Feb 25, 2019 11:25:47 AM

Why C-Books?

Codio recently released its first C-Book—“Think Python” by Allen Downey (see more details here). However, the sheer volume of textbook replacements and eBooks makes it hard to understand what makes C-Books different.

We Use Quality OER Books

First, we start by choosing quality OER (Open Educational Resource) books.

“Numerous studies of the impact of OER on student outcomes—conducted across diverse disciplinary, institutional, and jurisdictional contexts—have repeatedly confirmed the same result: that students using OER perform just as well as or, in some cases, better than those using commercial course materials."[1]

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