There has been a severe lack of posts the last couple of weeks, but we are in final preparation mode for our trip to Ghana. There is a great deal of planning involved in trying to organize event after event without the luxury of being on the ground, or even without consistent Internet connections and the like. However, we have managed to ship the materials ahead of us and we are dividing all the materials to hand carry.

It will be exciting. It will be taxing. And at this very moment, it is exactly what I want to be doing with my life.

I hope to do some live posting from the eLearning Conference in Accra, Ghana. I imagine there will be a few more preliminary posts from Princeton.

By Michael Gallagher

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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