Leveraging Domain Specificity to Improve Findability in OER Repositories

  • Darina Dicheva
  • Christo Dichev
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8092)


This paper addresses the problem of improving the findability of open educational resources (OER) in Computer Science. It presents a domain-specific OER reference repository and portal aimed at increasing the low OER use. The focus is on enhancing the search and navigation capabilities. A distinctive feature is the proposed query-by-navigation method.


Open Educational Resources Information Retrieval Search 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Darina Dicheva
    • 1
  • Christo Dichev
    • 1
  1. 1.Winston-Salem State UniversityWinston SalemUSA

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