A new e-learning platform has been released by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to serve "as a central hub" for the organization’s online resources.
The Anti-Doping e-Learning (ADeL) platform, which will allow National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs) and International Federations to monitor and manage users under their jurisdiction, has been described as a "big step forward" by WADA.
A web seminar to introduce the platform to the relevant parties is due to be held next Tuesday (January 30th).
Five courses focused on key target groups, such as coaches, athletes and those who have just begun work with a NADO, have been released as part of the ADeL.
The ADeL allows each user to have one account and one sign-in for all anti-doping e-learning resources.
WADA claim it is tailored to each specific user and can be accessed on different formats and devices, including phones and tablets.
The platform will also feature an enhanced language translation package.
It is set to be made available in five languages initially before a further seven are added "in due course".
"This is a big step forward for anti-doping education," WADA deputy director general Rob Koehler said.
"The ADeL platform will enhance the user experience for athletes, coaches and other target groups who wish to improve their knowledge about anti-doping rules while also allowing them to engage with the concept of anti-doping and clean sport.
"It is also a game-changer for many ADOs who have not had the resources previously to develop their own e-learning tools, particularly through the availability of the translation package.
"ADeL is not designed to replace face-to-face education.
"It will, however, allow ADOs to educate a much broader base of their target groups immediately, and allow them to monitor the impact of their programmes."