About Lynx Open Ed

"Lynx Open Ed" is an educational website of Kerry Magruder and Brent Purkaple.  As historians of science, we seek to collaborate with educators in exhibit-based learning by creating, field-testing and sharing Open Educational Resources (OER’s), virtual exhibits, and online course materials.  We invite you to join us as a participating educator, museum worker, amateur astronomer, student, or scholar.  

The Accademia dei Lincei (Academy of the Lynx) was one of the earliest scientific societies, founded by Federigo Cesi in 1603.  Galileo became their most illustrious member. They adopted the lynx as their emblem because of its famed night vision, for they sought to peer more deeply into the secrets of nature than ever before. Indeed, the eyes of the "Lynx" made sensational new discoveries as they explored the worlds revealed by Galileo's microscope and telescope.

You can learn more about the theory behind our exhibit-based learning framework in a presentation we gave at OpenEd 2015: Libraries as Makers of OER: A Pilot Project (PDF).


Kerry Magruder and Brent Purkaple, Lynx Open Ed (lynx-open-ed.org).