Michael Gallagher is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Education. He works in digital education in development contexts in collaboration with INGOs and universities largely in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. His research focuses on educational mobilities, how technology structures and manages these mobilities, and the impact of these movements on local knowledge practices and communities. Further to work on mobile and digital education, Michael has a research and professional focus on ICT4D and is currently working on projects related to digital education and mobile learning in Cambodia, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Tanzania, Turkey, and Uganda. Michael also has ongoing projects with Beni American University (Nigeria) and Haaga-Helia University (Finland).
Dr Michael Gallagher
Funding from the British Council will support 16 students from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa under the project titled 'Digital Education for Change Makers in Sub-Saharan Africa'.
Funding awarded for 'Digital Education for change makers in sub-Saharan Africa'
Read about the special issue of Postdigital Science and Education edited by Centre academics
'Technology cannot be seen as a solitary and instrumental actor in education but as an interdependent variable that brings with it questions around access and equity'.
Find out about the Foundations for All project
A summary of our contribution to the academic COVID response.
Developing an innovative cohort model for students from sub-Saharan Africa to study the full-online MSc in Digital Education.
Refugee access and participation in higher education in Uganda: the nexus of brokers, barriers, and the digital
Surfacing the lived experiences and challenges refugee students face in accessing and participating in higher education in Uganda.
Supporting access to and success in higher education for refugee and displaced people through blended learning.
Identifying attitudes towards automated agents (bots).
Creating innovative technologies that connect new distance students with the University of Edinburgh learning community.
Interdisciplinary research to understand the New Urban Agenda.