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Erik Christiansen

Assistant Professor/Librarian
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Erik Christiansen

Phone: 403.440.5168
Office: EL4423C
MLIS (University of Alberta)
BA, International Relations (University of British Columbia)

Selected Publications and Presentations

Academic Publications

Christiansen, E. (2022). Italian immigration to Kelowna and its lasting legacy. Okanagan History, 86.

Christiansen, E. & McNally, M. (2022). Examining the technical and pedagogical elements of select open courseware. First Monday, 27(10).

Hans, K. & Christiansen, E. (2022). Kris Hans and Erik Christiansen. In S. Abegglen, F. Neuhaus, & K. Wilson (Eds.), Voices from the digital classroom: 25 interviews about teaching and learning in the face of a global pandemic. University of Calgary Press.

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).

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).

Other Publications

Fuiten, A., Morsette, S.J., Amin, S., Christiansen, E., & McNally, M.B. (2023, March 28). Alberta misses chance to make post-secondary education more affordable. Edmonton Journal.

Admin, S., Magdalena, B., Christiansen, E.G., & McNally, M.B. (2023, February 4). There is already a solution for easing high cost post-secondary textbooks. Calgary Herald.

Jessel, C., Christiansen, E., & McNally, M. (2021, July 23). Open educational resources would make post-secondary more affordable. Edmonton Journal.

Presentations (Academic Conferences and Workshops)

Adams, S., Blomgren, C., Christiansen, E., Cockcroft, D., Macnaughton, S., & McNally, M. (2023, October 17). Examining OER advocacy in Alberta, Canada [Conference session]. Open Education Global, Edmonton, Canada.

Christiansen, E. (2023, May 31). What happened to opencoursware? A discussion of the open education movement’s shift from course content to textbooks [Conference session]. Open/Technology in Education, Society, and Scholarship Association (OTESSA), Toronto, ON, Canada.

Christiansen, E. (2023, February 23). SoTL literature reviews: Strategies and mechanics [Invited seminar]. SoTL Faculty Learning Community, Georgia Southern University, GA, USA.

Devoe, D., & Christiansen, E. (2022, November 15 & 2023, March 22). Seminar Series: Conducting systematic and scoping reviews: Part 1 & 2 [Seminar]. Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB, Canada.

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 session]. True North Science Bootcamp, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, online.

Booke, J. E., Van Wyk, N. J., Kell, S. D., Christiansen, E. G., & Rossi, S. (2021). Inconclusive: A study of individual vs group project marks in health and physical education capstone course [Conference session]. Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education.

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

Christiansen, E., & McNally, M. (2020, November 10). How open is it? Developing a framework for ‘open pragmatism’ through examination of open courseware [Conference session]. OpenEd Conference, online.

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, GA, United States.

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 [Conference session]. Open Education Global, Delft, Netherlands.

Christiansen, E. (2017, April 29). Open, get ready! Public and academic libraries’ support for open education in Canada [Conference session]. Alberta Library Conference, Jasper, AB, Canada.

McNally, B., & Christiansen, E. (2016, December 7). Choices and consequences in transitioning from closed to open resources and courses [Conference session]. Open Education in Action Conference, Maskwacis Cultural College, Maskwacis, AB, Canada.

McNutt, K., & Christiansen, E. (2016, November 9). Alberta OER toolkits: Goals and objectives [Conference session]. OER in and Across Disciplines Conference, Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB, Canada.

Shepstone, C., Smith, E., & Christiansen, E. (2016, October 16). Open educational practices at MRU [Conference session]. Open Education Conference, Maskwacis Cultural College, Maskwacis, AB, Canada.


Check out my website for a full list of my publications, conference presentations, workshops, blog posts, and full CV.

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