The growing availability of free online education is revolutionising how students all over the world learn. One Irishman who is leading that charge is Mike Feerick, founder and chief executive of Alison - which stands for Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online.
This week I visited Mike and his team in their Galway-based headquarters to learn about how education is changing and how his company is at the forefront of that change.
"Alison is the world's leading provider of free online learning and certification for basic education and workplace skills," explains Mike. "We offer over 600 different courses to three-and-a-half million registered learners, including 100,000 users in Ireland alone - and we have 350,000 graduates spread across every country worldwide," he adds.
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