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Tunis

My wife, Siro and I have traveled to Tunis, Tunisia for a conference at the African Development Bank as well as training sessions conducted at various regional universities, including El-Minar University. We had one day off to explore Tunis at the very beginning and explore we did. We visited the haunts of Tunis along with Carthage, that ancient city of Hannibal.

Tunis is incredible on a variety of levels, including the amount of tobacco that is inhaled. In elevators, bathrooms, restaurants, hallways. I am guessing they smoke when they sleep. Either way, it has been a week of good work, great food, great people and great sights. We are off to Cairo on Friday for three days of training sessions at Cairo University and Ain Shams University. After that, we fly to Alexandria for a few sessions at the Bibliotheque Alexandrina.

Photographs are available on my Flickr page at http://flickr.com/photos/michaelgallagher/. Feel free to take a look and comment if you like.

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My name is Michael Sean Gallagher. I am a Lecturer in Digital Education at the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. I am Co-Founder and Director of Panoply Digital, a consultancy dedicated to ICT and mobile for development (M4D); we have worked with USAID, GSMA, UN Habitat, Cambridge University and more on education and development projects. I was a researcher on the Near Futures Teaching project, a project that explores how teaching at The University of Edinburgh unfold over the coming decades, as technology, social trends, patterns of mobility, new methods and new media continue to shift what it means to be at university. Previously, I was the Research Associate on the NERC, ESRC, and AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund sponsored GCRF Research for Emergency Aftershock Forecasting (REAR) project. I was an Assistant Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (한국외국어대학교) in Seoul, Korea. I have also completed a doctorate at University College London (formerly the independent Institute of Education, University of London) on mobile learning in the humanities in Korea.

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