As with any source, OER should be cited. Because most OER use a Creative Commons (CC) license, remember that all CC licenses require attribution. It is important to give credit for the work and allow others to easily find the original work.
The easiest way to remember how to cite an OER is by memorizing TASL:
T = Title. Sometimes this can't be found.
A = Author. This tells people who to give credit to. It can be a username, company, pseudonym.
S = Source. This links people to the original source.
L = License. This links to the CC license deed that the source is licensed under.
"Creative Commons 10th Birthday Celebration San Francisco" by tvol is licensed under CC BY 2.0
This work, "90fied", is a derivative of "Creative Commons 10th Birthday Celebration San Francisco" by tvol is licensed under CC BY 2.0. "90fied" is licensed under CC BY by [Your name here].
Below are two tools that can assist you in creating OER citations.