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Kathy Essmiller: Profile

Professional Service

  • Co-editor, On Innovation Column, Journal of New Librarianship
  • Association of Educational Communications and Technology
  • American Educational Research Association
  • American Library Association
  • Music Library Association
  • Oklahoma Library Association

Selected Grants, Publications and Presentations

Selected Grants Received

Lobley, M. (Principal Investigator), Essmiller, K. (Co-Principal Investigator). (2020 - 2023). Open lifelong learning (LG-246348-OLS-20) {$428,304.00}. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Selected Publications

Essmiller, K. (2021). Using diffusion of innovations theory to modify library OER interventions during the COVID19 pandemic. In Holland, B. (Ed.) Handbook of Research on Library Response to the COVID19 Pandemic (pp. 173-188). IGI Global. doi: 10.4018/978-1-7998-6449-3.ch009

Essmiller, K., Iakovakis, C. and Upson, M. (in press). The HackYourSyllabus mini-grant: A bite-sized OER incentive program. In Buljing, B. and Bongiovanni, E. (Eds.) ACRL Scholarly Communications Cookbook.

Essmiller, K. (2020). [Review of Toward a critical approach for OER: A case study in removing the 'Big Five' from OER creation by Kris Joseph, Julia Guy, and Michael B. McNally, Open Praxis, 2019, 11(4), 355 -367.] GO-GN Research Review (Summer 2020). Global OER Graduate Network.

Essmiller, K., Thompson, P. & Alvarado-Albertorio, F. (2020). Performance improvement technology for building a sustainable OER initiative in an academic library. Tech Trends 64(265-274).

Essmiller, K., Asino, T. I., Ibukun, A., Alvarado-Albertorio, F., Chaivisit, S., Do, T., & Kim, Y. (2020). Exploring mixed reality based on self-efficacy and motivation of users. Research in Learning Technology, 28.

Essmiller, K. (2020). Learning through play. In Hokanson, B., Grincewicz, A., Tawfik, A., Exter, M., & Schmidt, M. (Eds.) A new focus for learning: Education beyond content, pp. 177-182). New York: Springer-Verlag. 

Turcotte, N., Giri, S., Vasconcelos, L., Essmiller, K., and Aldemir, T. (2018). The Graduate Student Assembly: Pathways to leadership. TechTrends, 62(5), pp. 427-248. Doi: 10.1007/s11528-018-0322-5

Essmiller, K. (2018) How do I get my name on that? TechTrends, 62(3), pp. 210-211.

Selected Presentations

Colquhoun, C., Luetkenhaus, H., and Essmiller, K. "Other duties as assigned". Accepted for presentation at the Oklahoma Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries 2020 Conference, 13 November, 2020. Virtual.

Essmiller, K. "Who, what, and why: OER 101". Presented at the Fall 2020 Oklahoma OER Summit, 30 October, 2020. Virtual.

Essmiller, K. and Baff, D. "The global heart of GO-GN". Presented at OER20: The Care in Openness, 1 April - 2 April, 2020. Virtual.

Essmiller, K., Thompson, P., and Asino, T. It’s nifty but is it useful. Accepted for presentation at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, 5-9 April, 2019.

Essmiller, K., Colquhoun, C., and Iakovakis, C.  High walls and open doors: Navigating Open Educational Resources in higher ed. Presented at OK-ACRL 2018 Annual Conference, Edmond, Oklahoma, 9 November, 2018.

Colquhoun, C., and Essmiller, K. Dangerous Data? The Ethics of Learning analytics in OER in the Age of Big Data. Presented at the 15th Annual Open Education Conference, Niagara Falls, New York, 10-12 October, 2018.

Essmiller, K. Developing Multi-Modal Literacies in the Digital Age. Presented at the International Society for Technology in Education Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, 24-27 June, 2018.

Asino, T., Thompson, P.M., Essmiller, K. Many cooks in the technology kitchen: Integrating ADDIE and early-grades computer science education. Poster presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, New York, New York, 13th-17th April, 2018..

Essmiller, K. (2018). Creativity in the fine arts classroom. Accepted for presentation at the New York State School Music Association Winter Conference, 29th Nov – 2nd Dec, 2018.

Asino, T., Thompson, P., Essmiller, K. (2018). Space for all: Learner self-construct while learning in the digital age. Presented at the International Conference of the Learning Sciences, London, England, 23rd-27th June, 2018.

Essmiller, K., Tara Dalinger. Learning for all with Skoog tactile music interface. Presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Conference, Kansas City, Kansas, 23rd-27th October, 2018.

Essmiller, K., Asino, T., Alvarado-Albertorio, F., Do, T., Green, C., Chaivisit, S., Kim, Y., Brown, W. The role of teacher education programs in preparing pre-service teachers for online teaching environments. Presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Conference, Kansas City, Kansas, 23rd-27th October, 2018.

Essmiller, K. Mixing reality to develop literacies for a better world. Poster accepted for presentation at the Oklahoma State University 21st Century Literacies Lecture Series, Stillwater, Oklahoma, 22 February, 2018.

Essmiller, K. Cultivating attitudes of play using the HTC Vive. Emerging Technology Showcase. Presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Conference, Jacksonville, Florida, 7th-11th November, 2017.