The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has launched its Anti-Doping Education and Learning platform (ADEL), which is a new and improved version of the current Anti-Doping e-Learning platform (ADeL) that was launched in January 2018.
Via the new ADEL platform, WADA will provide education and learning opportunities for the anti-doping community worldwide; including: athletes, coaches, parents, medical professionals and more. Additionally, on ADEL, anti-doping practitioners will be able to find learning opportunities to help them carry out their roles; and, resources to support development of their anti-doping programmes.
The ADEL platform will have a modernised look and feel; and, will feature a wider range of educational courses and resources for more target audiences as identified in the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) and the new International Standard for Education (ISE). ADEL will also provide new opportunities for the anti-doping community to access technical help on a range of topics.
ADEL now includes new education programmes for international- and national-level athletes; athletes who are part of a Registered Testing Pool; high performance coaches; and, parents of elite athletes, which complement the Tokyo 2020 Olympics course for athletes and coaches; ADEL for Medical Professionals (MPs); and ADEL for MPs at Major Games. The platform also includes previously published resources; such as, the Athlete and Athlete Support Personnel Guides to the Significant Changes in the 2021 Code; the Athlete and Athlete Support Personnel Guide to the 2021 List, as well as, all Code Implementation Support Program (CISP) resources, including the recently published Guidelines for Education, Therapeutic Use Exemptions and Results Management. WADA aims to publish all courses and resources in English and French, with Spanish to follow; and more courses and resources will be developed in 2021.
The new ADEL features
- The platform and the education content will be fully responsive to allow users to learn via a desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile phone.
- Learning can happen on the go with the option to complete the courses offline via the ‘ADEL by WADA’ mobile app.
- Personalised learning plans per role and/or stage of development.
- Gamification concept, including digital badges and points to collect as users learn.
- Centralized ADEL Academy for all education offerings.
- Community learning by exchanging questions and answers with people working in anti-doping.
- Simple reporting dashboard and customised reports function for Anti-Doping Organisation administrators.
- A dedicated ADEL Helpdesk page with articles to help users solve common issues as well as a dedicated place for Anti-Doping Organisations to request translations of resources.
To access the new ADEL:
- Existing users must activate their accounts upon receipt of an e-mail from: email@example.com; and
- New users can simply register on the new platform at https://adel.wada-ama.org/
To join the new ADEL webinar to learn more about the new platform:
- Date: 21 January at 09:00 (EST).
- How to participate: Once you have registered on ADEL, you can register for the webinar via the platform.
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