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Peer Reviewed Journals

Gallagher, M. (2019 In Review). Setting the Mobilities in Motion: The Rhetorical-Structural Agents of Digital Education in Development Contexts.

Gallagher, M.; Knox, J. & Lamb, J. (2018). On an excursion through EC1: multimodality, ethnography and urban walking. Qualitative Research,

Gallagher, M. S. (2017). Mobile learning in an age of surveillance: the urban subversive as pedagogical position. Continuum, 31(2): 177-188.

Gallagher, M. (2015). Artfully Converting Open (Urban) Space to Learning Space: Mobile Learning and Korean Literature. Media Education: Studi, Ricerche, Buone Pratiche, 6(2): pp 294-307.

Gallagher, M. & Ihanainen, P. (2015). Aesthetic literacy: observable phenomena and pedagogical applications for (mobile) lifelong learning. European Journal of Open, Distance, and E-Learning, 2014(1).

Ihanainen, P. & Gallagher, M. (2015). Learning in the Open. Futura, Finnish Society for Future Studies, 2015 (1).

Bayne, S.; Gallagher, M.S. & Lamb, J. (2014). Being ‘at’ university: the social topologies of distance studentsHigher Education,67(5), 569-583. Retrieved from

Ross, J.; Gallagher, M.; Macleod, H. (2013).  Making distance visible: assembling nearness in an online distance learning programmeThe International Review of Research in Open and Distance Education (IRRODL), 14(4).

de Waard, I., Koutropoulos, A., Hogue, R. J., Abajian, S. C., Keskin, N. Ö., Rodriguez, C. O., & Gallagher, M. S. (2012). Merging MOOC and mLearning for Increased Learner Interactions. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL), 4(4), 34-46.

Gallagher, M.S.; de Waard, I., Koutropoulos, A., Hogue, R. J., Abajian, S. C., Keskin, N. Ö., & Rodriguez, C. O. (2012). Emotive Vocabulary in MOOCs: Context and Participant RetentionEuropean Journal of Open, Distance, and E-Learning, 11(2).

de Waard, I., Gallagher, M.S.; Koutropoulos, A., Hogue, R. J., Abajian, S. C., Keskin, N. Ö., & Rodriguez, C. O. (2011). Using mLearning and MOOCs to understand chaos, emergence, and complexity in educationThe International Review of Research in Open and Distance Education, November, 2011.

Edited Book Chapters

Gallagher, M. (2019 Forthcoming). Disposition, abstraction, and distilling a complex cosmopolitanism in mobile spaces. In N. Bonderup Dohn, P. Jandric, M. de Laat & T. Ryberg Politics (Eds.), Agency and Data in Networked Learning. London: Springer.

Gallagher, M. (2019 Forthcoming). Artificial intelligence and the mobilities of inclusion: the accumulated advantages of 5G networks, machine learning, and surfacing outliers. In J. Knox, Y. Wang, M. Gallagher (Eds.) Inclusive Education, ICT, and Artificial Intelligence, London: Springer.

Gallagher, M. (2019 Forthcoming). Moving beyond Microwork: The Role of Critical Capacity and Prophetic Vision in Digital Education. In Peters, M. A.; Jandrić, P.; & Means, A. J. (Eds.). Education and Technological Unemployment. London: Springer.

Gallagher, M. (2018). AI, Chatbots, and Disconnects with Neo-Confucianism in South Korea. In M. Pegrum (Ed.) Mobile Lenses on Learning. London: Springer.

Churchill, D.; Pegrum, M.; Churchill, N.; Gallagher, M… (2018). The Implementation of Mobile Learning in Asia: Key Trends in Practices and Research. In J. Voogt et al. (eds.), Second Handbook of Information Technology in Primary and Secondary Education, Springer International Handbooks of Education.

Gallagher, M. (2017). KakaoTalk meets the Ministry of Education: Mobile Learning in South Korean Higher Education. In J. Traxler & H. Crompton (Eds.) Mobile Learning and Higher Education: Case Studies in Practice. London: Routledge.

Keskin, N.; Koutropoulos, A.; Metcalf, D., de Waard, I., Gallagher, M.; Y. Anzai, & Büyük, K. (2017). National Strategies for OER and MOOC from 2010 to 2020: USA, UK, Canada, China, South Korea, Turkey. In K. Buyuk, S. Kocdar & A. Bozkurt (Eds.) Handbook of Research on Administrative Leadership in Open and Distance Learning Programs. Hershey: IGI Global

Gallagher, M.; Lamb, J. & Bayne, S. (2017). The sound spaces of online, distance learners. In L. Carvalho, P. Goodyear & M. de Laat (Eds.) Place-based Spaces for Networked Learning. Sydney: Routledge.

Gallagher, M. & Ihanainen, P. (2016). Towards an Auditory Pedagogy. SeOppi, The Association of the Finnish eLearning Centre.

Gallagher, M. & Lamb, J. (2016). Open Digital Practices. In M.A. Peters (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory. Singapore: Springer. DOI 10.1007/978-981-287-532-7_220-1.

Gallagher, M. & Ihanainen, P. (2016). Field Activity and the Pedagogy of Simultaneity to Support Mobile Learning in the Open. In Research, Boundaries and Policy in Networked Learning. S. Bayne, M. de Laat, T. Ryberg, & C. Sinclair (Eds.). New York: Springer.

Ihanainen, P. & Gallagher, M. (2014). From open to learning space-steps to open pedagogy. SeOppi, The Association of the Finnish eLearning Centre, 3 (2014).

Gallagher, M. & Ihanainen, P. (2013). Pedagogy supporting the simultaneous learning processes of open education: Pedagogy of Simultaneity (PoS). Open Education 2030: Higher Education, European Commission, Joint Research Centre: Information Society Unit.

Keskin, N; Gallagher, M.; Sarsar, F. (2013). E-Book Readers for Everyone: Fatih Project. Mobile Pedagogy and Perspectives on Teaching and Learning. IGI Global.

Gallagher, M. (2010). JSTOR Plant Science. Tools for Identifying Biodiversity: Progress and Problems, L’archivio istituzionale d’Ateneo.

Conference Papers

Gallagher, M. (2018). Amira’s complexity and cosmopolitanism: the role of disposition in mobilities and mobile learning. Networked Learning Conference 2018, Zagreb, Croatia.

Gallagher, M. & Ihanainen, P. (2014). Mobile Learning Field Activity: Pedagogy of Simultaneity to Support Learning in the Open. Networked Learning Conference 2014, Edinburgh.

de Waard, I.; Gallagher, M.; Zelezny-Green, R.; Czerniewicz; Downes, S.; Kukulska-Hulme, A. & Willems, J. (2014). Challenges for conceptualising EU MOOC for vulnerable learner groups. EMOOCs 2014: European MOOCs Stakeholders Summit, Lausanne (Switzerland).

de Waard, I., Koutropoulos, A., Hogue, R. J., Abajian, S. C., Keskin, N. Ö., Rodriguez, C. O., & Gallagher, M. S. (2011)  Exploring the MOOC format as a pedagogical approach for mLearningmLearn 2011 Conference Proceedings, October 2011

Editorial Board

Guest Editor, Learning, Media & Technology. Special Issue on Global technologies, Local Practices: redefining digital education with local, marginalised voices.

Guest Editor, EURODL. Localised Communities of Practice: towards an understanding of technology in-use, by surfacing specific groups, communities and practitioners that have come together around particular technologies, software and online spaces.

Editor, Speculative Futures for Artificial Intelligence and Educational Inclusion. AICFE Future Schools 2030 book series. Springer Nature.

Call for chapters: Speculative Futures for Artificial Intelligence and Educational Inclusion

Postdigital Science and Education. Springer

Current Issues in Emerging eLearning (CIEE): Volume 2, Issue 1 (2015) MOOC Theoretical Perspectives and Pedagogical Applications.

International Journal of Foreign Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea.

Fogdog Review (editor). Wright State University. 1 (1).

Peer Reviewer

British Journal of Educational Technology (BJET).

The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL).

European Journal of Open, Distance, and E-Learning (EURODL). EDEN.

Learning, Media and Technology.

International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM).

Journal of Learning for Development – JL4D

Higher Education 

Remixing De Souza e Silva, A., & Frith, J. (2013). Re-narrating the city through the presentation of location. from Michael Gallagher on Vimeo.

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