Category Archives: Education

Lynx Open Ed

This past year, Brent Purkaple established the Lynx Open Ed website (lynx-open-ed.org). This digital humanities project focuses on the creation and distribution of exhibit-related Open Educational Resources (OERs) based on scholarship in the history of science and collaborative engagement with … Continue reading

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Starstruck Tonight (Spring and Summer)

What follows is the text of Starstruck Tonight, the Spring and Summer sky version, the sequel to my first and favorite planetarium show produced when I directed the OBU Planetarium. This summer I’ll make a renewed effort to recover takes … Continue reading

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Starstruck Tonight (Winter version)

What follows is the text of Starstruck Tonight, the Winter sky version, my first and favorite planetarium show produced when I directed the OBU Planetarium. The only document I have is a draft in a very old version of MacWrite … Continue reading

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Collaborative communities

My thanks to Rob Reynolds and the NextThought team for his series on “The Power of Connections.” Here’s an excerpt from an interview with me on open access and “collaborative communities.” For more, see Rob’s Power of Connections blog. Kerry … Continue reading

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OU Lynx

Originally posted at ouhos.org, the now-discontinued blog of the OU History of Science Collections. Neither this post nor any of its content should be taken as an official communication of the University of Oklahoma. Announcing a new collaboration for exhibit-based … Continue reading

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Janux

On Monday morning Janux, OU’s new digital course platform, launches with the following courses, all of which offer free public enrollment: Native Peoples of Oklahoma Practical Importance of Human Evolution Chemistry of Beer Understanding and Detecting Deception Power and Elegance … Continue reading

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Homeschooling

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – misattributed to William Butler Yeats High School Bible and Language study: Accordance for OS X Chemistry: Boyle’s Law, Cartesian diver —– Biology: We’re doing homeschool … Continue reading

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The Animal School

The animals got together in the forest one day and decided to start a school. There was a rabbit, a bird, a squirrel, a fish and an eel, and they formed a Board of Education. The rabbit insisted that running … Continue reading

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All things are connected

“All things by immortal power Near and far, Hiddenly, To each other linked are, That thou canst not stir a flower Without the troubling of a star.” – Francis Thompson,“The Mistress of Vision,” Poems (1913) Arabian Star Flower Scale of … Continue reading

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An ancient chemist on teaching

“Nor do I fail to understand that it is difficult to make clear the dark discoveries of the Greeks in Latin verses, especially since we have often to employ new words because of the poverty of the language and the … Continue reading

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