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Michael Gallagher

  • Education Manager, Teaching/Research Environments
  • PhD Research: Mobile Learning in Higher Education
  • Blackwell's University of London Institute of Education
  • 4PublicationsNumber of items in Michael's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 21Followers

Research interests

lifelong learning information scienceeducation for developmentcognitive load theorysanctuary and silence onlinelearner self-efficacyelearningMobile learning


My name is Michael Sean Gallagher. I am currently a doctoral student at the Institute of Education, University of London. My research focus is on developing mobile environments & communities to support academic practice in the Humanities in higher education. My specific focus are the universities of Korea. Aside from mobile learning, I am most interested in elearning, online community development, and open learning. I am the Education Coordinator at a very large academic database. Formerly, I held roughly the equivalent position at Aluka, a not-for-profit digital library of scholarly materials by and about Africa. I develop training in a variety of electronic and print formats, including digital videos, online instruction, electronic webinars, remote and in-person classroom presentations. I write a lot of website copy and Help documentation. I use tools like Camtasia, Audacity, GoToWebinar, Prezi, Talisma, Twitter. I have given presentations in this capacity at New York University, Rutgers University, the University of Illinois at Urbana, Princeton University, Educational Testing Services (ETS), the University of South Africa, Tunis El-Minar University, Cairo University, Ain Shams University, IHEC, the University of Ghana, SCECSAL (Zambia), the African Studies Association (ASA) 50th Anniversary Conference, and the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) 2007 Conference in Durban, South Africa. My research interests are: -mobile learning -education in developing nations -sanctuary, silence, and reflection online -learner self-identification/association/self-efficacy in online learning -cognitive load theory I have a background in education, having worked as a teacher for many years both in the United States and Korea. I have a Masters in Library and Information Science degree (MLIS), with a concentration in the management of digital information. I am currently studying for a Masters in Education (elearning) at the University of Edinburgh.


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Publications (4)

  • 'Campus envy'and being 'at'University: the geographies of education on the internet

    • Bayne S
    • Ross J
    • O'Shea C
    • et al.
  • Merging MOOC and mLearning for Increased Learner Interactions

  • Exploring the MOOC format as a pedagogical approach for mLearning

  • Using mLearning and MOOCs to understand chaos, emergence, and complexity in education

    • Inge de Waard S

Professional experience

PhD Research: Mobile Learning in Higher Education

Institute of Education, University of London

September 2012 - Present

Outreach and Education Manager, Teaching and Research Environments


August 2008 - September 2012(4 years)

Education Coordinator


November 2006 - August 2008(2 years)

Academic Supervisor

YBM ELS Jongno

January 2001 - August 2006(6 years)


MSc in Elearning

University of Edinburgh

September 2009 - July 2011(2 years)


Drexel University

June 2004 - June 2006(2 years)


Wright State University

September 1994 - December 1997(3 years)