You don’t get openness for nothing


Now, I think all articles should be open access anyway, but I think if you are doing any research in the field of open education (MOOCs, OA, OER, open data, etc), then as soon as you start doing that research you are morally obliged to publish results open access. I don't care which method (although if Green route, make it easy to find). You only get to do that research (even if you are critical of it) because others have been open. You are therefore beholden to reciprocate in a like manner. If you don't want to, or feel that the journal you are targeting isn't OA, then choose another subject area.

NLafferty's insight:
This isn't about #FOAMed as such but think Martin Weller's point is one for us to consider. If we are going to be publishing research papers about #FOAMed we should be making the effort to publish them in open access journals.

53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts


In social media, we're all increasingly thinking about visual content. But there's one question we get asked quite often: Where can you find free, good quality images that are cleared to use for your blog posts or social media content?...

NLafferty's insight:
This is a great list of free images sources, some of which I"ve not come across before, well worth checking out.

Best Places to Find Free Images Online – dustn.tv


If you are frequently sharing images online it’s essential to have a list of go-to websites where you can quickly and effectively find free images. Here's my 16 best!

NLafferty's insight:
Not medical education resources as such but this site provides details of sources of free to use images useful to refer to if you're creating a presentation or developing an online learning resource.