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e-learning comes of age: Web-based education provided by the International League Against Epilepsy Volume 22, issue 3, June 2020


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1 Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Danish Epilepsy Centre and Aarhus University Hospital; Affiliated partner of the ERN EpiCARE, Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, Denmark
2 Department of Neuropathology, University Hospitals Erlangen, Collaborating Partner of the ERN EpiCARE, Erlangen, Germany
3 Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Erlangen, Germany and Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Halle (Saale), Germany
4 ILAE Headquarters Office, USA
5 ILAE Academy, USA
6 Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Clinical Research Unit, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Canada
* Correspondence: Sándor Beniczky Visby Allé 5, 4293 Dianalund, Denmark

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Education tools and programs using interactive digital content, distributed on the internet, are increasingly becoming an integral part of postgraduate medical education. The coronavirus pandemic and global lockdown hoisted a major challenge for traditional teaching courses. A timely solution is to focus attention and reinforce web-based teaching programs. For more than 15 years, the ILAE has been developing and managing a wide range of e-learning programs. This paper provides an overview on the e-learning portfolio of the ILAE, including tutored e-courses, self-paced interactive e-courses and online multimedia resources, all linked to the ILAE curriculum and learning objectives addressing specific levels of professional experience. All e-learning programs will become available through the new ILAE Academy platform (, in July 2020. E-learning is an important tool for reaching the global educational mission of the ILAE.