Press Releases: Free Online Diploma in Social Media Marketing Course Launched by ALISON
This free online course from ALISON will be of great interest to anybody with responsibility for developing or implementing an online social media marketing strategy. This course has been developed for aspiring and existing social media marketing professionals, and will give you a comprehensive introduction to the concepts and application of social media marketing. The course covers the use of email marketing, affiliate marketing, using social media tools such as Twitter, podcasting and blogging, and how to use Facebook to create a LIKE page and increase traffic to your FAN page. Social media marketing is increasingly important for business, and by completing this Diploma course you will have gained the knowledge and skills to plan and implement a successful social media marketing strategy in a company or an organisation. This course will also help people greatly enhance their career prospects. The free online Diploma courses employ graphics, video and audio to augment the textbook in the classroom and enhance learning outcomes. The courses capture learner’s attention and allow interaction with the subject matter on a different level to antiquated schooling methods. The course tutorials allow the learner to grapple with the subject matter in an interactive and self-paced manner. In the Diploma course the learner is covers the following topics:
Social media tools
Microblogging with Twitter
Podcasting with Podomatic
Blogging with Wordpress
Marketing with Facebook
The course is free, self-paced and contains an assessment enabling the learner to purchase a Diploma parchment on completing the course in full.
To access the free ALISON Diploma course click on the following link
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ALISON provides FREE online interactive multimedia courses with certification. Over 500,000 people, young and old, have studied with ALISON worldwide since its launch in 2007.
ALISON offers over 200 FREE courses covering a wide range of subjects, the most popular being basic IT Skills Training and English Language. Other certified learning subjects on ALISON includes: Health and Safety, Psychometrics, Financial and Health Literacy, Business and Information Technology Skills, Psychology, Economics, Government Policy, General Science, Mathematics, Law, Outdoor Education, Visual Communication and Design.
Many ALISON learners study individually, but over 300,000 study as part of groups managed by trainers/tutors in schools, colleges, and within a variety of workplaces and community groups.
The mission of ALISON is to enable, anyone, anywhere, to educate themselves for free via interactive multimedia on any subject online.
ALISON is a privately owned social enterprise based in Galway, Ireland and is promoted with the help of 3,000 volunteers worldwide.
ALISON, which stands for "Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online" pioneers a unique education and training model that allows all learning, assessment, testing, and verification to be accessed by anyone,anywhere, at any time for free. Founded in 2007, ALISON is recognised as one of the first MOOC providers, (Massive Open Online Course), beginning a movement which today is revolutionizing global access to education and workplace skills training and employment opportunity.
ALISON is a for-profit social enterprise founded and led by Mike Feerick, a serial social entrepreneur, ASHOKA Fellow, and Harvard MBA who has previously created successful internet-based companies in telecoms and finance as well as online education.
As of December 2013, ALISON had 2.5 million learners and 300,000 graduates worldwide with 200,000 new users signing up every month, illustrating the high demand from learners across the globe for workplace skills courses. The 598 courses on offer range from touch typing, to English grammar to Diplomas in Business and Finance. 35,000 topics of learning are available for free study on the ALISON platform.
The ALISON model has become highly scalable and self-funding – and its unique model has earned the company many accolades and awards including a UNESCO Award for Innovation in ICT for Education and recognition from national governments, NGOs and international media, among these The Economist, BBC, and NY Times. The company recently won the 2013 World Innovation Summit for Education Award and was ranked as one of Europe's top 20 e-learning companies in the EdTech rankings.
ALISON in the Press
Sunday Business Post Building on education's location indifference - Nov 2013
Irish Times He'd Like to Teach the World - for Free - Nov 2013
BBC The Next Big Education Player? - October 2013
EURONEWS EURONEWS visits ALISON HQ - Talks to Learners – Oct 2013
Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference Refining Education for the Next Generation – Sept 2013
The Economist Army of Free Online Resources Threaten Higher Education - The Economist - July 2013
Edxusgroup.com ALISON named one of Europe's most innovative E-Learning Companies - June 2013
Harvard University Bulletin Training the Global Workforce, Gratis - June 2013
InformationWeek.com Early MOOC takes a different path - Information Week - Jan 2013
New York Times Open Education for a Global Economy - New York Times - July 2012
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