ALISON is a UNESCO award-winning social enterprise based in Ireland. We are a multinational team who understand that today we have the know-how and opportunity to make almost all basic education and skills training available to anyone, anywhere, via the web for free.
Through our unique learning ecology which provides both free learning and certification, ALISON has developed a
sustainable and highly scalable business model to make education free accessible online. Our starting point is basic
skills for the workplace, and for that we provide an ever-increasing range of high quality interactive multimedia courses
. Since our launch in April 2007, we have developed relationships with some of the largest and most prestigious institutions involved in promoting education and learning. With one million registered learners spread across nearly 200 countries worldwide, ALISON enjoys a global reputation for delivering quality education and training online. In 2011, ALISON over 50,000 people worldwide graduated at Certificate and Diploma courses
Through 2012, we expect to publish more free courses than ever before.
ALISON is making profound impact on people's lives and livelihoods around the world. Our success is however not
ours alone. We depend on you, or learners and supporters to help us provide a better service each day, and to spread the word about ALISON
free learning to every local community. To learn more about how you might be able to assist the ALISON mission
, click here. We believe that the ALISON model of education can save governments and
educational institutions billions of dollars every year if adopted. Read how ALISON can help you as an individual
learner, a teacher or trainer, or as an organisation.
ALISON Founder & CEO
Since our launch in April 2007, ALISON has attracted praise from some remarkable sources:“ALISON provides a new world of free online learning opportunity”
UNESCO Director General, Dr Irina Bokovo“ALISON opens up the world of knowledge offering new, flexible, and exciting ways to learn”
Dept. of Innovation, Universities & Skills, UK GOVT
“The success of ALISON showcases the innovation of Irish Online Education and its growing impact
Minister of Education, Ireland