Visual Authoring System Benefits Instruction as Well as Instructor at Ohio State
Dryer, Kymberly G., T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)
Visual Authoring System Benefits Instruction As Well as Instructor at Ohio State
J. Brooks Breeden was, in his words, "capital-B bored." A professor in the department of landscape architecture at The Ohio State University, he teaches courses that involve lots of mathematical problem-solving. And for a while there, in the mid-'70s, he spent virtually all his free time on campus holed up in his office constructing those math problems--horizontal and vertical curve calculations, percent of slope calculations, etc. Fresh problems for tests, student practice, classwork and homework assignments were necessary, of course, but to Breeden they were all "old-hat."
Students of landscape architecture, which concerns the design of all outdoor space, study civil engineering, horticulture, ecology and the natural sciences. Math plays an important role in the discipline. Miscalculate the low point in a driveway curve, and the catch basin for run-off …
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Publication information: Article title: Visual Authoring System Benefits Instruction as Well as Instructor at Ohio State. Contributors: Dryer, Kymberly G. - Author. Journal title: T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education). Volume: 16. Issue: 2 Publication date: September 1988. Page number: S37+. © 2009 1105 Media, Inc. COPYRIGHT 1988 Gale Group.
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