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Zyante aims to lead the next generation of textbook publishing, to create extraordinary web-native material, and to make it relevant and personalized for the student and instructor. As a first step in this direction, Zyante is developing customizable, interactive, animated “web-native” learning content and tools for traditional and online university classes with a focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Not only is the learning material unique in that it is built specifically for the web, it is also highly customizable by the instructor to empower expression and to accommodate teaching preferences. In addition, it is adaptive to a student’s learning style and learning ability.
Zyante's first offerings (Programming in C++, Programming in C and Data Structures) have been used in about 12 university by over 2500 students. Students pay approximately $35 for a 6-month subscription - this is a more effective and economical alternative to a traditional textbook. Universities include UT Austin, UC Davis, UC Riverside, University of Arizona, University of Illinois and others. Zyante expects to have approximately 8-10 offerings and 30-40 universities by the Fall semester. Feedback from students and instructors has been outstanding!
For more information, please take a look at www.zyante.com, including an introductory video and sample offerings.