Who kicked your teeth in?

I saw someone running the other way, down the street there. Was that him?
What did you say? What did you do to provoke him? What the hell? Let me help you up.

What did he say? Did he take anything? Can you walk?

Where was I when this happened?

Standing over there, just watching? Like a fool, standing there like an idiot. Frozen, like a deer.
I am sorry; don’t you know.

I should have helped you; it’s not like you are a stranger or anything. I know you, knew you.
We knew each other, right?

Do you need any help? What can I do to help?
What could I have done to help?

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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