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Friday Funny!

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WebAssign Welcomes Jack Narayan, Ph.D., as Chief Academic Officer

Jack NarayanWebAssign recently appointed Jack Y. Narayan, Ph.D. as Chief Academic Officer for WebAssign. In joining WebAssign’s executive team, Dr. Narayan will represent the academic community regarding such topics as trends in education technology and evolving teaching models. The CAO role aligns with WebAssign’s deep connection with its faculty customers and company mission to provide high-quality online instructional solutions that enrich the teaching and learning experience.

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Narayan to WebAssign,” said Alex Bloom, WebAssign president. “For many years, Jack has successfully integrated technology and hybrid instruction models in his courses. His studied and practical use of online tools and multimedia to improve education make him an ideal addition to the WebAssign team.”

“Instructional strategies that integrate a variety of technology tools, such as WebAssign, are effective in improving students’ chances of success,” said Narayan. “I am delighted to join the WebAssign team and help WebAssign continue to deliver advanced and relevant product features and services to the academic community.”

Dr. Narayan is a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Mathematics at SUNY Oswego, which he joined in 1970. From 2000 to 2004, as Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at SUNY Oswego, Dr. Narayan obtained a number of significant national and state grants for Mathematics Reform to enhance student learning. For more than 20 years, he has implemented emerging technologies, including WebAssign, and cognitive science developments in large classes of Finite Mathematics and Applied Calculus. Additionally, he is involved in various programs to increase student participation from underrepresented groups in mathematics and science. Dr. Narayan holds a B.S. Honors in Mathematics from Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Lehigh University.

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Narayan to our team!

Friday Funny!

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Two New Textbooks Available Through Partnership with W.H. Freeman

new-freeman-books We are pleased to announce the addition of two new mathematics titles to WebAssign’s content collection. Calculus, First Edition by Michael Sullivan and Kathleen Miranda and The Basic Practice of Statistics, Sixth Edition by David Moore, William Notz, and Michael Fligner, both published by W.H. Freeman, are now enhanced with WebAssign’s online homework and assessment capabilities.

“We are excited to continue our premium partnership with WebAssign with our recently published Calculus textbook by renowned author team Michael Sullivan and Kathleen Miranda,” stated Steve Thomas, marketing manager at W.H. Freeman. “This ongoing partnership allows W.H. Freeman to provide our users with a variety of effective, high-quality online homework offerings. Our joint efforts with WebAssign enable us to push the future of online homework together.”

“Adding the bestselling textbook The Basic Practice of Statistics to our statistics collection greatly enhances our offering,” added John Lepanto, WebAssign product manager. “Integrating this textbook with WebAssign, along with Calculus, will augment student learning and provide instructors with high quality, market-leading textbooks to support their pedagogical goals.”

Since the late 90’s WebAssign has supported textbooks published by W.H. Freeman, but Calculus is the newest textbook to feature WebAssign Premium integration. WebAssign Premium’s features include more than 5,000 online questions that incorporate videos, multi-step tutorials, interactive eBooks, personal study plans, and algorithmic solutions. Instructors and students have access to superior support from both the W.H. Freeman and WebAssign sales and customer service teams.

Sample assignments for both textbooks are available for further exploration of these features.

Eighteen New Textbooks Available in WebAssign!

We are pleased to announce that eighteen new textbooks now have content available in WebAssign. The majority of the new question content is supplemented with e-books and student support features such as tutorials and videos. Five different publishing partners are represented in this latest offering including Cengage Learning, Wiley, W.H. Freeman, Worldwide Center of Mathematics, and OpenStax College.

“We are pleased to provide professors with a selection of more than 400 mathematics textbooks supported by WebAssign,” said Jennifer Ferralli, WebAssign mathematics product manager. “This recent expansion demonstrates our dedication to continue providing the widest selection of the best textbook content to instructors.”

Sample assignments are available for all eighteen titles that span multiple mathematics disciplines such as prealgebra, calculus, and statistics. Featured titles from this new collection include:

Visit our textbook collections webpage to view the complete list of new titles.