Embracing the Future: AI in Distance Learning

Prague, Czechia - May 23rd and 24th 2024

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What's on

Speaker Presentations
Lively Discussion
Interactive Workshops
Social Evening and Networking

Conference programme


This years conference will be held at the Hyatt Lindner Hotel Prague Castle.

The Lindner Hotel Prague Castle is set in a historic building dating back to the 16th century.

The summer terrace is situated in the historic courtyard where guests can enjoy their breakfast.

Located in a quiet area next to Strahov Monastery, the Lindner Hotel is close to Prague Castle and within 1.5 km from Charles Bridge. Malostranska Metro Station is 1.2 km from the hotel, and Pohorelec Tram Stop can be reached within 220 metres.

Vaclav Havel Airport, Prague is located 4.2 miles from the hotel

Delegates can obtain a reduced rate by contacting the hotel via the link below.

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 23rd and 24 May 2023 in Prague.

The title of the conference is: ‘Embracing the Future: AI in Distance Learning’.

You will be presented with a strong blend of keynotes, presentations, discussions, and workshops.

  • 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) 

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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: Barend Last

Barend is a speaker, trainer, developer and educational advisor. He is also a published author.

Previously at Maastricht University, Barend now has his own company. His specialty is in the field of educational design and innovation in combination with ICT, especially in blended learning and AI in education.


Day 1 - 10:15 Chatting with Napoleon (AI for learning)
Julia Joachim
Julia Joachim
New competences for Learners and Teachers and AI

Day 1 - 11:30
Vera Kristina Lenz-Kesekamp
New competences for Learners and Teachers and AI

Day 1 - 11:30
Sam Wadsworth
Sam Wadsworth
Generative AI – The Future of Content Development?

Day 1 - 12:30
Leah Matthews
Impact of AL on the US DL industry

Day 2 - 10:45
Tom Bos
AI from a business perspective of a learning company

Day 2 - 12:00
Kristian Nøhr Jensen
Workshop: AI-Prompt Engineering and Learning Design

Day 1 - 14:00 & 15:00
Andrea Feddersen
Wisdom of the Crowd

Day 1 - 16:05
Niels Henrik Helms
Workshop: Generating images and pictures

Day 1 - 14:00 & 15:00
Robin Gibson
Workshop: Using AI Enhanced Study Tools

Day 1 - 14:00 & 15:00
Ger Driesen
Wisdom of the Crowd
Day 1 - 16:05
Daniela Valsová
Working with innovative AI in Business Processes
Day 2 - 09:30


Day 1

9:30: Registration

10:00: John Trasler, President EADL

10:05: Vladimir Kovar, Unicorn University

10:10: Sabine Verheyen, EU Parliament

10:15: Keynote – Barend Last, Chatting with Napoleon (AI for Learning)

11:00: Coffee Break

10:30: Julia Joachim and Vera Kristina Lenz-Kesekamp, Euro FH – New Competences for Learners, Teachers and AI

12:00: David Hartman, Vice-President of research at Unicorn University – Introduction of the business chat (AI) within the teaching and admin IS of the University – AI and Curriculum Development

12:30 Sam Wadsworth, Pearson Education – Generative AI – The Future of Content Development 

13:00 Lunch

14:00 & 15:00 Workshops (Choose 2 of 3)

1 Kristian Nøhr Jensen, University College Copenhagen – AI-Prompt Engineering and Learning Design
2 Robin Gibson, Kortext (UK) – Using AI Enhanced Study Tools
3 Niels Henrik Helms, CELF -AI: Narrativity and Visualization,

15:45: Coffee Break

16:00: Andrea Feddersen, APPOLLON and Ger Driesen, aNewSpring – Wisdom of the Crowd

17:00: Close

18:30: Social Evening Drinks
19:00: Social Evening Dinner

Day 2

9:30: Daniela Valsova – BIG HUB, CZ – Working with innovative AI in Business Processes

10:15: Leah Matthews, DEAC – Impact of AI on the US Distance Learning Industry

11:00: Coffee Break

11:30 Tom Bos, CEO Skills Town – AI from a business perspective of a learning company

12:15: Jakub Haláček, Unicorn Publishing  The use of proprietary distance learning tools at Unicorn to facilitate thousands of training sessions

12:45: Morten Flate Paulsen. CEO of Nordic Open Online Academy, Professor of Online Education, former secretary general of ICDE and President of EDEN – Technology and learning trends in online education’ – a personal journey’. 

13:25: John Trasler, EADL – Closing Comment

13:30 Lunch

14:00 Networking session

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

Supported by

Social Evening

The social evening will be held at the St. Norbert Brewery.

Guests will be welcomed with drinks before being guided around a short tour of the brewery.

Guests will then enjoy a 3-course meal, where there will be opportunity for informal networking and socialising.

Full Conference Tickets

EADL Members

Early Bird
  • All Sessions
  • Networking
  • Social Evening
  • Coffee and Lunch

Members of National Associations

Early Bird
  • All Sessions
  • Networking
  • Social Evening
  • Coffee and Lunch

Standard Ticket

Early Bird
  • All Sessions
  • Networking
  • Social Evening
  • Coffee and Lunch

Day Tickets

Day 1 Ticket

Thursday 23rd May
  • All Sessions
  • Workshops
  • Coffee and Lunch

Day 2 Ticket

Friday 24th May
  • All Sessions
  • Workshops
  • Coffee and Lunch