The computer science education sector is undergoing significant change and growth. The 2018-2019 academic year saw a growing institutional adoption trend of edTech platforms, as well as moves by major traditional textbook publishers to accommodate educators' needs with technology and interactive content.
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.”
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."