This paper proposes a user-centered open educational resources (OER) system that serves a single academic discipline, and argues that the system will provide more convenience to people who want to learn a particular subject rather than use the material as part of a degree-seeking activity. After examining current OER conditions in the field of library and information science and comparing the advantages and disadvantages between a provider-centered institutional OER and a user-centered subject OER, we call for efforts towards restructuring OER in the domain of academic disciplines.
|Keywords:||Open Access, Open Educational Resources, User-centered System, Library and Information Science|
Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Graduate Assistant, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA