by Barbara Tettenborn and EAN eLearning
We are thrilled to announce the launch of the latest benefit for EAN Members! The EAN Campus is a new, innovative platform for eLearning in Neurology. Beginning with discussions in 2019, the EAN Campus has grown from a kernel of an idea to a fully-fledged interactive Learning Management System, with over 1000 pieces of content in 29 topics and three levels of expertise.
With the goal of covering the entirety of the European Training Requirements in Neurology (ETRN) by 2026, all 29 EAN Topics are represented on the platform. These topics are broken down further into three levels: Basic, Advanced, and Expert. Basic content is suitable for students and new neurological residents, Advanced content is particularly good for experienced residents and general neurologists, and Expert content is specifically tailored to specialists in specific topics. Each topic and level boast a host of content; from recordings of congress presentations, webcasts, and virtual master classes, to highly interactive case studies and lectures, to live sessions with expert speakers, there is something for everyone! Although a good portion of this content is brand new, the EAN Campus library did not start from nothing. Content from the EAN Congresses in 2020 and 2021, as well as RTCs, Schools, Webinars and Virtual Master Classes have all been included on the platform after a thorough assessment by both the eLearning Editorial Board and Scientific Panels. This has ensured that only recordings of the highest quality were included on the EAN Campus. In addition to this extensive review, the Scientific Panels worked diligently alongside the eLearning Editorial Board to create new, bespoke eLearning content including Interactive Modules, Interactive Cases, and a brand-new podcast “eanCast: Weekly Neurology”.
Learners are invited to dive into the sea of contents and begin collecting points. Each content piece has been awarded a number of points based on the duration, or average duration, it takes to complete. By watching a webcast to the end, completing a case study, or finishing an interactive module, learners can collect points to receive a badge in their specific topic and level. Once a user has gained enough points, they are invited to take a Capstone Exam, which contains 5 randomised questions that learners should know in order to be proficient in that subtopic at that level. Once completed, learners will be granted a badge indicating their success, which can be shared on the platform and on social media.
Additionally, the EAN Campus boasts a competitive experience for those who wish to participate. Users are invited to gain points by watching podcasts, completing cases, reading guidelines and more in order to increase their ranking on the global leader board. Each minute of content is worth one point – so be sure to start early! We cordially invite all EAN Members to test out the EAN Campus for themselves, beginning during the 2022 Congress in Vienna. If you are not an EAN Member or have any questions, please feel free to visit us at the LEARN booth or e-mail us at eLearning@ean.org.