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Song(s) for the Day: June 11, 2009

Today, not surprisingly, I give you two songs from a joint British/Malian project. They are from Damon Albarn’s project called Mali Music where he went to Mali and worked with some of the greatest musicians there, including my favorite Toumani Diabate. Truly worth a listen.


Mali Music-Tennessee Hotel

Mali Music-4AM at Toumani’s

Enjoy and all my best for Thursday and through the weekend.

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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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