Welcome to the 6th international conference on mobile Learning
16–19 October 2007 Melbourne Australia. Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre

Keynote Speakers Charlie Schick Charlie Schick
Product Manager

Charlie Schick leads product management for Nokia Multimedia's online products. His career at Nokia also includes launching Nokia Lifeblog and the Series 60 Platform, and providing Internet strategy consulting throughout the company. Prior to joining Nokia, he was an editorial consultant for various online and print publications. In addition to having written numerous articles for online and print telecom publications, he has written various research papers in leading journals and co-authored a book on advanced phone systems. One of his dark secrets is that he spent 12 years in basic Molecular and Cellular Biology research, reaching the level of Research Fellow and Instructor at Children's Hospital Boston, part of the Harvard Medical School. He has a graduate degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Presentation: ‘The Mobile Lifestyle: How the fusion of the mobile and the Internet have changed the way we live, learn, and play.’ Date: Thursday 18 October 2007

Professor Angela McFarlane Professor Angela McFarlane
Professor in Education, Graduate School of Education
The University of Bristol, UK

Professor McFarlane has designed and directed national research and evaluation projects on ICT and Learning, and is part of the team that designed the longitudinal study of the impact of networked technologies on home and school learning - Impact2. As Director of the Centre for Research in Educational ICT, Homerton College, Cambridge, her research involved evaluation of the impact of networked technologies on learning.

She has worked with the OECD and the National Education Research Forum and was a Director at Becta (British Education and Communications Technology Agency). She has also managed a number of major software development programmes.

Professor McFarlane currently holds a chair in education at the University of Bristol. She is a director of the TEEM project on evaluation of digital content in the classroom, and on the steering committee of the FutureLab project, and the education committee of Nesta (National endowment for science, technology and the arts).

Professor McFarlane has made a number of TV and radio contributions, including appearances in specialist and popular media such as Woman's Hour. She both writes for, and has been regularly interviewed by, local and national press. She also has a column (Monitor) in the Times Educational Supplement Online magazine.

Opening Address Glyn Davis Professor Glyn Davis AC
The University of Melbourne

As Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Melbourne Professor Glyn Davis is Chief Executive Officer of the University exercising general superintendence over the educational and administrative affairs of the University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with first-class honours in political science from the University of New South Wales and was awarded his Doctorate of Philosophy from the Australian National University for a thesis entitled 'The Political Independence of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation'. His academic association with Griffith University began in 1985 as a lecturer in politics and public policy. The award of a prestigious Harkness Fellowship provided an opportunity to work at the University of California, Berkeley, the Brookings Institution in Washington and the John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard, during 1987 and 1988.

Subsequently, as an Australian Research Council QE II Research Fellow at Griffith, Professor Davis published a series of articles and books on policy coordination and public sector change. He was appointed a Professor in 1998. Secondments to the Queensland Government have included appointments as Commissioner for Public Sector Equity in the Queensland Public Sector Management Commission (1990-1993), as Director General of the Office of the Cabinet (1995-1996), and Director General of the Queensland Department of the Premier and Cabinet (1998-2002).

Professor Davis has written widely on policy and governance. His most recent publications are a third edition of The Australian Policy Handbook (with Peter Bridgman, 2004), The Future of Australian Governance: Policy Choices (coedited with Michael Keating, 2000) and Are You Being Served? State, Citizens and Governance (coedited with Patrick Weller, 2001).

Professor Davis was Foundation Chair of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) which is headquartered at the University of Melbourne.

He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and a Companion in the Order of Australia.

Presentation: Opening Address
Date: Wednesday 17 October 2007

Pre Conference Workshop Tuesday 16th October

Workshop A: 'Ahead of the Game'–appraising a mobile learning game
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Time: Half day (9.30am - 1pm)

Workshop B: Supporting Ubiquitous Language Learning with Mobile Technologies
Time: 10.00am – 4pm (full day)

Workshop C:Portable Tales – Digital Story Telling using a Mobile phone
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Time: 10.00am – 4pm (full day)

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View range of accepted papers at mLearn 2007

Doctoral Consortium Tuesday 16th October 10am - 4.30pm

Venue: Pierre Gorman Room, Graduate School, 1888 Building Melbourne University, Grattan St, Carlton
Cost: $25 (free to mlearn Conference delegates and U21 students).

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Conference Program Tuesday 16th October 2007 – Preconference DayWorkshops

7:30am Registration for Workshops
9:00am Workshops - half/full day
10:30am Morning Tea
11:00am Workshops Continued
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Workshops Continued
Doctoral Consortium
3:00pm Afternoon Tea
3:30pm Workshops Continued
Doctoral Consortium
5:00pm Close of session
Registration opens at Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre
6:30-8:30pm Welcome Reception
Australian Centre for the Moving Image

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Flexible Learning Leaders Reunion! Flexible Learning Leaders (FLLs) from all over Australia will be participating in a reunion, either in person or online, on the first day of the MLearn 2007 conference in Melbourne. The reunion is a much sought after event for these innovative leaders and they will gather to swap stories at the Conference Suite, Level 12, Victoria University, Flinders Street at 4.00 pm. During the reunion several FLLs will be presenting their ‘Where are they now?’ stories for FLLs online in other states of Australia and for the FLLNZs in New Zealand. This Elluminate Live event is scheduled to begin at 4.30 pm AEDT and will be approx. 1 hour in duration. If you are an FLL or a FLLNZ and would like to join us online for this event, please visit this site about 15 minutes before the start time. http://tinyurl.com/yvqcxo

The FLLs will then join the other delegates of the MLearn 2007 at the cocktail party at ACMI. If you would like more details on the reunion please visit their wikispace at http://wollemi.wikispaces.com/ or contact Carole on carole60@bigpond.net.au
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