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Academic Articles

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

Christiansen, E. (In press, 2022). Italian immigration to Kelowna and its lasting legacy. Okanagan Historical Society, 86.

McNally, M., & Christiansen, E. (2019, June 3). Open enough? Eight factors to consider when transitioning from closed to open resources and courses: A conceptual frameworkFirst Monday 24(6).

Christiansen, E. (2015). Don’t make me type: A study of students’ perceptions of library catalogues on tablet computersPartnership: The Canadian Journal of Librarian and Information Practice and Research 10(1).

Book Chapters

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.

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Jessel, C., Christiansen, E., & McNally, M. (2021, July 23). Open educational resources would make post-secondary more affordableThe Calgary Herald

Christiansen, E. (2020, July 1). Italian Immigration to Kelowna and its Lasing Legacy [Historical article]. Kelowna Italian Club.

Christiansen, E., Dahlqvist, C., Deeke, A., Hays, L., Mallon, M., Weaver, K., & Yoshida, A. (2017, December 3). Making new connections: Librarians meetup at ISSOTL 2017 [Blog post]. International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

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


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Tech Bytes blog (2013 – Present): I write articles for, and maintain, – a blog focused on trends in the desktop and mobile computing space.

Alberta OER Journal Club (2018-2021): In collaboration with three colleagues (two from Athabasca University and one from the University of Calgary) founded a provincial journal club. The journal club hosts monthly discussions on Twitter on an article related to open education. The journal club has engaged faculty, librarians, and students in Canada and the world. Find us using the hashtag #aboerjc


EdTech Examined

Since July 2020, I have co-hosted the EdTech Examined podcast with my colleague Kris Hans. The podcast is about all things education technology. For more information and recent episodes, see the Podcast page of this website.


Research interests

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  • Open educational resources and open courses
  • Philosophy of education
  • Student technology competencies and computer literacy
  • Web and app usability
  • Student information literacy competencies and research skills