Life Long Learning : Flexibility and Sustainability

In conjunction with

Brussels, Belgium - May 11th and 12th 2023

What's on

Speaker Presentations
Lively Discussion
Interactive Workshops
Social Evening and Networking

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What to expect at the EADL Conference

Join us in two days of networking and information about the latest trends in learning. Speakers from Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, UK, Germany, Netherlands, and the USA.

This is the Annual Conference of the European Association for Distance Learning EADL and it will take place on 19th/20thMay 2022 in Copenhagen.

This year’s focus lies on new trends in learning in terms of communication and new didactical and methodology approaches. Furthermore, relevant technological developments like big data and blockchain will be highlighted. 

You will be presented with a strong blend of keynotes, presentations, discussions, and workshops with topics and presenters like:

  • Success, Learn from Productive Failure: Professor Manu Kapur (Professor at ETH Zürich) 
  • More Playful Learning – In Course Design Rikke Toft Nørgård (Associate Professor in Educational Design & Technology at Danish School of Education, Aarhus University)
  • Digital Storytelling Peter Baxter (Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship at Trinity College Dublin 
  • Feedback in Learning – Professor Naomi Winstone (Director, Surrey Institute of Education at University of Surrey)-
  • Trends in Learning – Dr Hannah Gore (Director at TL and Research Director at eLearning Network) – 
  • Using Data in Education – Dr Stephen Brobst – (Instructor and TDWI Fellow at The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI)) 
  • Learning Through Assessment – Professor Arild Raaheim (Professor at University of Bergen) 

The conference is a joint event of EADL in cooperation with FLUID, the Danish association for flexible learning and IDA Education from the Danish society of engineers.


Keynote: Tim Breitbarth

Tim is Professor for Sustainable Management and Corporate Social Responsibility and Director Center for Advanced Sustainable Management, CBS International Business School, Cologne Adjunct Research Fellow Swinburne University, Melbourne

Before joining CBS International Business School, Cologne, in 2021 as Professor for Sustainable Management and Corporate Social Responsibility, Tim worked at Swinburne University, Melbourne. Among other, Tim holds a M.A. in social sciences from Goettingen University, Germany, and a PhD in Marketing from Otago University, New Zealand. He held tenured and guest professorial positions in Germany, New Zealand and the UK; and is an Education for Sustainable Development coordinator for the Klett Group, a leading educational company in Europe.

Among others, he is a former scientific chair of the European Association for Sport Management; co-founder of the industry conference series German CSR Communication Congress; member if the PRME i5 Expert Pedagogy Group; and Carbon Literacy Project Certified Facilitator to support developing the global coalition of climate action ambassadors.

Sustainability in Distance Education
Day 1 - 10:15
Gilly Salmon
Workshop & talk
Day 1 - 11:30, 14:00 & 15:00
Ellen Gunning
Sustainability - Marketing, PR and Reputation Management

Day 2 - 12:15
Dr Leah Matthews
Sustainability - Distance Learning in the USA

Day 2 - 12:45
Rikke Toft Nørgård
Workshop (Title TBA)
Ger Driesen
Riding the Hype Cycle for Sustainability​
Day 2 - 11:30
Alexandra Mihai
Collaborative practice: the key to sustainable learning design

Day 1 - 12:15
Niels Henrik Helms
Workshop (Title TBA)

Day 1 - 14:00 & 15:00​
Esther Chesterman
Sustainability – Retention​
Day 2 - 10:00

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Day 1

John Trasler
EADL President's Welcome
Local Representative
Sabine Verheyen
Chairwoman of the Committee for Culture and Education of the European Parliament
Tim Breitbarth
Keynote: Sustainability in Distance Education
Coffee Break
Gilly Salmon
E-vermore: Exploring the sustainability of learning design
Alexandra Mihai
Collaborative practice: the key to sustainable learning design
14:00 & 1500
Choose 2 from the following 3:
Alexandra Mihai
Rikke Toft Nørgård & Niels Henrik Helms
What’s your Story? Storyboarding as a learning design technique
Gilly Salmon
E-tivities: the recipe for Active Online Learning
Coffee Break
Professor Martin Kurz
Ellen Gunning
Kari Olstad
Antonio Ragusa
Elsebeth Korsgaard Sorensen
Fireside Discussion
Christos Hadjiyiannis
Day take-aways
Social Evening

Day 2

Esther Chesterman
Sustainability – Retention
Christian Hense
Sustainability - Adaptive Learning
Coffee Break
Ger Driesen
Riding the Hype Cycle for Sustainability
Ellen Gunning
Sustainability - Marketing, PR and Reputation Management
Dr Leah Matthews
Sustainability - Distance Learning in the USA
John Trasler
Day take-aways and Closing
Special Interest Groups
Close and Coffee