Epilepsy Ireland

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About Epilepsy Ireland

Epilepsy Ireland is the national patient organisation representing people with epilepsy and their families in Ireland. Their vision is to achieve a society where no person's life is limited by epilepsy. With over 45,000 people living with epilepsy in Ireland, their commitment is to offer high-quality resources to those living with epilepsy and those seeking to learn more about it.

The challenge

Epilepsy Ireland provides training in Epilepsy Awareness to individuals who support people with epilepsy through their profession or in a community setting. Examples of people who attend this training are healthcare workers, education staff and bus escorts, employers and community workers in private and voluntary sectors and facilitators of extra-curricular activities. 

To complement their existing resources and to help the wider public learn more about a condition that affects over 45,000 people in Ireland today, Epilepsy Ireland wanted to add new digital learning resources to their existing training initiatives.

Epilepsy Ireland wanted to provide self-service patient education resources and training materials in a format combining online resources with offline learning experiences that are accessible and engaging for users.

The solution

To achieve this goal with scalability in mind, the ideal learning platform needed to be unique, catering to the dynamic needs of Epilepsy Ireland service users, staff and the wider public.

Given the distinctive nature of the training content, the platform needed to facilitate rapid and effortless curation of various media types, including versatile cross-platform resources and multimedia elements. Above all, it must ensure effortless accessibility and usability, perfectly aligned with the user's needs.

The ByteKast mobile learning platform from Aurion Learning fit the bill perfectly, allowing for a mobile approach to learning that incorporated a customised approach for different user bases, and a mixture of an Epilepsy Ireland branded app, learning pathways, videos, and training materials.

With this mobile learning platform, Epilepsy Ireland could provide its users with the ability to fit learning around their needs and access at a time that is convenient for them. Epilepsy Ireland collaborated with Aurion Learning to bring this vision to life and the EpiLearn app was born.

The new app, EpiLearn, delivers a range of interactive bite-sized learning resources to add an extra layer to Epilepsy Ireland’s information resources and to provide a digital, interactive resource for those seeking to learn more about epilepsy. The app covers a range of topics on Epilepsy, structured into pathways of learning, featuring videos, quizzes and practice exercises.

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The EpiLearn ByteKast app offers a range of benefits for users, including:

  • Access via both a branded mobile app and your desktop, ensuring accessibility for all users.
  • Streaming content episodes from video sites and podcasts, diversifying learning resources.
  • Providing learners with rewards and certificates, incentivising user engagement and progress.
  • Real-time tracking and reporting on learning completion and audience retention.
  • Utilising badges and leaderboards to enhance user engagement.
  • The flexibility to create custom learning pathways yourself or receive support from Aurion's expert team.
“The Aurion Learning team brought our vision to life with the launch of our new app, EpiLearn. They took the time to collaborate closely with us, ensuring that every aspect of the app aligned perfectly with our organisation and learning objectives. Their responsiveness and proactive approach turned challenges into opportunities, making the entire development process smooth and efficient." Edel Curran, Training and Quality Manager, Epilepsy Ireland


Through EpiLearn, users have access to free on-demand training and learning resources from Epilepsy Ireland.

The EpiLearn app is available to download free on Google Play (Android) and the App Store (Apple).

The response from users of the app has been incredibly positive, with users rating the EpiLearn app 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Amazing app, just completed level 1. So well put together. Well done to everyone involved. Fantastic informative course would highly recommend it.

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