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Timbuktu or Tyler too

Timbuktu (www.aluka.org)
Originally uploaded by Aluka Digital Library

For those of you who might think otherwise, Timbuktu is really a place, situated in Mali. It was the spiritual and intellectual center of the spread of Islam throughout Africa in the 15th and 16th centuries, just as European explorers were heading out for the Spice Islands.

So, now you know and knowing is half the battle.

Actually, these images are taken from Aluka.

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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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