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Open Educational Resources (OER) - Resource Guide: Attribution

Open Educational Resources are free for people to use and repurpose.

Attribution Examples

When Using the Original Work:

Cupcakes with the Creative Commons "CC" on them

"Creative Commons 10th Birthday Celebration San Francisco" by tvol is licensed under CC BY 2.0

When Using a Slightly Modified Version of the Original Work:

Cupcakes with the Creative Commons "CC" logo, in greyscale

"Creative Commons 10th Birthday Celebration San Francisco" by tvol, used under CC BY / Desaturated from original

When Using a Derivative of the Original Work:

Cupcakes with the Creative Commons "CC" logo, made to look like a heat map

This work, "90fied", is a derivative of "Creative Commons 10th Birthday Celebration San Francisco" by tvol, used under CC BY. "90fied" is licensed under CC BY by [Your name here].

 

Examples of ideal attribution from "Best Practices for Attribution" by the Creative Commons Wiki, used under CC BY 4.0.

Resources

Creating OER and Combining Licenses