ALISON, (Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online) the free online learning platform says it now has three million registered users.
Three million, however, is just a drop in the potentially vast MOOC (Massive open online courses) market.
CEO & founder of ALISON, Mike Feerick, says the global market for free, online learning is still in its infancy.
“The fact is that the market leaders in this space together don’t cater for even 1% of 1% of the likely future demand for what they are beginning to provide,” says Feerick.
The bulk of ALISON’s members come from the U.S. but India and Pakistan are now fast growing markets. There has been “a surge in demand for free learning in business and management courses, as well as a continued growth in learning languages, particularly English worldwide”.
“Today, our services are being used much more often by schools and private businesses. Free is a great price for businesses that want to up-skill their staff with high quality online learning,” says Feerick.