In #444 we introduced you to Canva, which allows you to quickly and easily create beautiful designs. Adding images to your designs is a really effective way to make them stand out. Pixabay is my favourite place to obtain free images that don’t have copyright issues. You can now search for Pixabay images directly within… Continue reading #552 Canva: Quickly add Pixabay images to your project
In the third instalment of our monthly #5minutereflection, we will look at Open Educational Resources (OERs). Open educational resources (OERs) are ‘free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes‘. They can be in any format, and they can range from individual items to full courses. #1minuteCPD… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 3: Open Education Resources (OERs)
I discovered Unpaywall in a session on open knowledge in HE. Unpaywall is a Google Chrome extension that allows you to skip the paywall on millions of peer-reviewed journal articles. It’s fast, free and legal. You will need Google Chrome to install the Unpaywall extension in your browser. The extension works by automatically looking for a copy in… Continue reading #386 Unpaywall: Read research papers for free
We all love something for nothing, don’t we? Unsplash is a website full of free high-resolution photos: All photos published on Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or… Continue reading #349 Make a splash with Unsplash
As always, it’s important that we consider copyright when we are sharing resources with our students, and this includes journal articles. If you upload a PDF version of a journal article into your Moodle area or share by email, it is highly likely that you are breaking copyright laws in doing so. Luckily for us… Continue reading #308 Need to share a journal article with your students? Use a stable link!
Ever struggle to find some good quality creative commons icons for your projects? Well look no further than the Noun Project! The Noun Project is a graphic arts library that allows you to find free, high quality icons for your project provided you credit the author (like the featured image on this post). Watch this… Continue reading #289 The Noun Project: Free, high quality icons for your projects
Thank you to JISC for introducing the #1minuteCPDers to these very useful search engines. Core and Base are both search engines that look exclusively at open access research, making them extremely useful. They are quite similar, but do have slightly different functions, which I cover in this brief introduction: Featured Image: “Research” by Leo Hidalgo licenced… Continue reading #226 MorethanGoogle: Core and Base open-access research search engines