Makers and Mavericks
  • Mount Royal University Library
6 episodes
Explore the intersection of emerging technology and the people leading meaningful learning at Mount Royal University Library.


Making History in the Archives | Episode 6
2021 Mar 1018m 16s
How will the pandemic be recorded in history? Archives are hoping to collect records of our pandemic experience so that it can be accessed by future generations. The Mount Royal University Library Archives launched the Documenting the Pandemic project...
Episode 5 | Championing Open Educational Resources
2021 Feb 0616m 1s
Open Educational Resources are revolutionizing academic publishing and making it possible for students to access learning materials for free. Mount Royal University librarian Cari Merkley chats with us about her work with Open Education Alberta - a...
Open Data and Surfing the Dataverse | Episode 4
2020 Dec 1820m 28s
What’s a Dataverse? Listen to find out! Open data and open data repositories, like Dataverse, are important and vital in today’s world. In this episode, you’ll learn about open data and data literacy with our guest MRU data librarian Brian Jackson. He...
Leveraging Ed Tech to Engage Learners | Episode 3
2020 Nov 2718m 55s
The world of Ed Tech has never been more exciting. An array of platforms and tools are available for remote teaching and learning. However, what's just a trend and what's worthwhile for today's busy educators? Erik Christiansen and Kris Hans, educators...
Making Connections with Virtual Reality | Episode 2
2020 Oct 2717m 26s
Getting tired of Zoom? Try Virtual Reality! It's not as hard as you think to get started. Our guests Anna Nuhn and Genista Kippin walk us through the latest on VR and how to get comfortable socializing in it. Anna and Genista work at the Mount Royal...
Innovating with Maker Tech in the Library | Episode 1
2020 Sep 116m 14s
What makes a maker? Audrey Burch, Maker Studio Technician at the Mount Royal University Library, walks us through the ins and outs of the maker movement and the technology in the Maker Studio. You’ll discover how accessible maker technology, such as 3D...