Trends in CS Education for the 2018-19 Academic Year

By Joshua Stowell on Sep 24, 2019 9:20:08 AM

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. 

Continue Reading

NSF-funded study finds cryptography students using Codio learn more than with traditional materials

By Elise Deitrick on Aug 20, 2019 10:33:36 AM

Continue Reading

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.”

Continue Reading

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]

Continue Reading