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 include open education and web usability.
Selected Publications and Presentations
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
Christiansen, E. & Hans, K. (2021, November 23). Higher education trends that will outlast the pandemic [Invited webinar]. McGraw Hill, online.
Christiansen, E., & Chaston, A. (2021, May 28). Virtual Reality in Higher Education [Conference presentation]. True North Science Bootcamp, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, online.
Christiansen, E., & McNally, M. (2020, November 10). How open is it? Developing a framework for ‘open pragmatism’ through examination of open courseware [Conference presentation]. OpenEd Conference, online.
For more information about Erik, including additional examples of his work, you can check out his website.