My name is Erik Christiansen, and I’m an Assistant Professor/Librarian at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta. I’m originally from Canada’s California – Vancouver Island. I can still smell that ocean air…
In 2011, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts, Majoring in International Relations. I have a long time interest in computers, electronics, coding, gaming, and all things tech. I also love to teach. My fascination with information technology and teaching in higher education led me to the University of Alberta, where I completed my Master of Library and Information Studies in 2014.
Currently, my research interests include open pedagogy, open educational resources policy, education technology, and web accessibility and usability for libraries. Previously, I worked as an educational technology specialist and coordinated the research centre within the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Education. I have worked alongside dozens of faculty on various OER, instructional design, and research projects. I was also worked on the Alberta Open Educational Resources initiative where I collaborated on the creation of communications materials to champion OER adoption/creation in the province.
About this website
I decided to start this blog as a means of chronicling my professional work and hobbies. As much as I love conducting research, the academic publication process is slow. I wanted a place to give updates on my progress and journal my thoughts. I also post personal things, such as videos I’ve created, current tech projects, and links to my (more regular) blog tech-bytes.net.
I’m an easy person to reach. If you want to get in touch with me about something posted on this site, or if you’re just interested in the same things, give me a shout 🙂
Tech blog – tech-bytes.net
This is my “baby.” I’ve been running this site since 2013 and I’m proud of it.
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