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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, and Health and Physical Education. 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 and integrating information literacy into academic curriculum. He is an active member of the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) community. Erik also a long time computer/electronics enthusiast (including computer hardware, web development, automation, and gaming), electric guitarist, and blogger.

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

Other Works

Christiansen, E. (2020, July 1). Italian Immigration to Kelowna and its Lasing Legacy [Historical article]. Kelowna Italian Club. https://www.kelownaitalianclub.com/kelownas-first-families/italian-immigration-to-kelowna-and-its-lasting-legacy

Christiansen, E., & McNutt, K. (2016). OER starter kit [Communications toolkit]. Alberta Open Educational Resources Initiative. http://albertaoer.com/

Recent Presentations

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

Christiansen, E. (2019, June 21). #aboerjc: The Alberta OER journal club. Presentation delivered at the Alberta OER Summit, NorQuest College, Edmonton, AB.

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

Hays, L., Dahlqvist, C., & Christiansen, E. (2018, October 25). Helping students develop information skills is everyone’s business: Examining information contexts. Panel presentation delivered at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, 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 presented at the Open Education Global conference, 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

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