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Erik Christiansen

Assistant Professor/Librarian
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Erik Christiansen

Contact:
Email: echristiansen@mtroyal.ca
Phone: 403.440.5168
Office: EL4423D
Website Skype Contact: egchrist
Education
2014, Master of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta
2011, BA International Relations, University of British Columbia Okanagan

Erik is the subject librarian for Psychology, Counselling, Health and Physical Education, and the Music Conservatory. Erik has experience working in information technology, and previously he provided instructional design, education technology, and research support at the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Education. His research interests are centred around open education, web usability, and integrating information literacy into the academic curriculum. He is also an active member of the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) community.

Professional and Scholarly Interests
• Open educational resources and open pedagogy
• Scaffolded information literacy instruction
• Web accessibility and usability for libraries

Selected Publications and Presentations

Peer-Reviewed Publications

McNally, M., & Christiansen, E. (2019, June 3). Open enough? Eight factors to consider when transitioning from closed to open resources and courses: A conceptual framework. First Monday 24(6). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v24i6.9180

Christiansen, E. (2015). Don’t make me type: A study of students’ perceptions of library catalogues on tablet computers. Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Librarian and Information Practice and Research 10(1). https://doi.org/10.21083/partnership.v10i1.3192

Recent Presentations

Christiansen, E., & Chaston, A. (2021, May 28). Virtual Reality in Higher Education [Online conference session]. True North Science Bootcamp, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Christiansen, E., & McNally, M. (2020, November 16). Toward open pragmatism: Developing a revised framework for openness [Online paper presentation]. Open Education Global Conference.

Christiansen, E., & McNally, M. (2020, November 10). How open is it? Developing a framework for 'open pragmatism' through examination of open courseware [Online paper presentation]. OpenEd Conference.

Flierl, M., Mallon, M., Hays, L., & Christiansen, E. (2019, October 10). Enabling student learning through information, data, digital, and media literacies [Conference session]. International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

Christiansen, E. (2019, June 21). #aboerjc: The Alberta OER journal club [Conference session]. Alberta OER Summit, NorQuest College, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Blomgren, C., Christiansen, E., & Klamn, R. (2019, April 11). #aboerjc – Reinventing the critical and scholarly discussion [Conference session]. OER19, Galway, Ireland.

Hays, L., Dahlqvist, C., & Christiansen, E. (2018, October 25). Helping students develop information skills is everyone’s business: Examining information contexts [Conference session]. International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Bergen, Norway.

Christiansen, E., & McNally, B. (2018, April 24). Open enough? Eight factors to consider when transitioning from closed to open resources and courses: A conceptual framework [Paper presentation]. Open Education Global, Delft, Netherlands.

Other

For more information about Erik, including additional examples of his work, you can check out his website.

Website: erikchristiansen.net

Podcast: EdTechExamined.com

Subject Guides

Last update: Oct 20, 2021 1841 views
Music
Last update: Aug 24, 2021 116 views
Psychology
Last update: Oct 18, 2021 5505 views
Student Wellness
Last update: Mar 22, 2021 584 views