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Learning: What You Need VS What Is Nice!

ALISON CEO & Founder, Mike Feerick answers a few on the benefits of MOOCs with a workplace focus.

Learning: What You Need VS What Is Nice!

Learning: What You Need VS What Is Nice!

ALISON CEO & Founder, Mike Feerick answers a few on the benefits of MOOCs with a workplace focus.

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WHAT DO YOU REGARD AS ALISON’S USPS AND COULD YOU DESCRIBE THE THINGS THAT DISTINGUISH ALISON FROM OTHER MOOCs?

Entirely Free – everything that a learner “needs” to have on ALISON is free – including learning and certification – everything that is a “nice” to have (such as a physical parchment) is a paid service. It makes sure that anyone, regardless of income but has web access, can educate themselves for free. We are a for-profit social enterprise. Our goal is to drive all costs of education to zero – including the costs of online learning, certification, learning management and publishing. We endeavor to drive all costs to zero but still make enough to be sustainable and scalable. If we were a large company or Venture Capital controlled, and not led by a Social Entrepreneur, we could not do this. Because we are self-funding, it means we don’t need to continually raise money from donors to expand our services...

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