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How the ALISON Model Works

ALISON is doing something very simple but very significant: providing a free platform and a free package of resources which enable anyone, anywhere, anytime to build up, or brush up, on the knowledge or skills they want.

We provide 600 high-quality, certified, multimedia courses, free to individual learners. We want to do this because we believe education is a basic right for everyone, no matter where in the world they live. We are able to do it because major changes in learning, education and the Internet make it possible.

Whatever you see, is free, to you as an individual learner. Simply find the course you want, sign up or sign in, then study and get assessed at your own pace.

So, how do we create, maintain and develop ‘free to learner’ resources?

Fees: Nominal fees are charged to use the ALISON Manager, the service that allows educators to create and manage learner groups. A learner group enables you to manage up to 50 students in the group.

Sponsorship: Much of our ‘free to learner’ content is sponsored by partners, who provide it free-of-charge because they’re happy to see it made widely available. Other content is provided by publishers who earn a share of the revenue we generate through displaying their materials.

Parchments: You can purchase your Certificate or Diploma after completing your course. Many learners opt to do this but there is no obligation and you can still complete your learning in full. ALISON is and will remain a free site for the individual learner.

If you are an employer, you can use ALISON to up-skill your employees. Simply link your site to any of our courses to get started.