New year, new ideas, new feather in your cap?

By: December 24, 2013
There are 598 courses on offer range from touch typing, to English grammar to Diplomas in Business and Finance There are 598 courses on offer range from touch typing, to English grammar to Diplomas in Business and Finance

It’s that time of year when thoughts begin to stray towards the new year and people start making plans as to what they will change about their lives.

One thing that many people try to achieve is an extra feather in their cap – another professional qualification or some extra skill.

What if you could re-skill in such a way for free, and in a way that suits your professional and social life?

ALISON is a for-profit social enterprise led by Mike Feerick, a social entrepreneur, ASHOKA Fellow, and Harvard MBA who has previously created internet-based companies in telecoms and finance as well as online education.

ALISON, which stands for ‘Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online’ is an education and training model that allows all learning, assessment, testing, and verification to be accessed by anyone, anywhere for free.

The BBC has called ALISON “the biggest education provider you’ve never heard of”. ALISON has 2.5 million learners and 300,000 graduates worldwide with 200,000 new users signing up every month. There are 598 courses on offer range from touch typing, to English grammar to Diplomas in Business and Finance.

It’s a re-imagining of what education can be and is a creative model of where global education is going, considering we are now in the age of the mobile web.

See infographic below.

alison info graphic