News from ALISON

    • Ambitious social enterprise providing free IT skills

      ALISON |

      As organisations’ IT training budgets continue to be cut, an ambitious social-enterprise is offering an innovative free solution. The online course-provider has just announced details of an introductory Information Technology course released to the public.

    • Basic Environmental Awareness Course Released

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      As the Gulf of Mexico oil spill continues to ravage the American coastline, the free online course provider, is drawing attention to the environment with the release of its new Georgraphy course - 'Introduction to Environmental Awareness'.

    • Free Online Resources Justify Government's ICT cuts

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      The government’s decision to abolish the education ICT agency Becta by November has been met with mixed view. The scrapping of the quango which promotes the use of technology in schools is part of cuts worth £6.2 billion in what Chancellor George Osbourne has called 'wasteful' public spending. While up to 240 jobs will go and it's services cut, many are asking if Becta will truly be missed.

    • Silver Surfers Day attempts to encourage older people online

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      As the UK today celebrates the annual Silver Surfers Day to encourage older people online, is taking the fear out of the digital world for the older computer novice with a host of free self-paced online interactive courses.

    • Celebrate Adult Learners Week by Upskilling

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      As part of the International Adult Learners Week, May 15th - 21st, ALISON is to offer in excess of 70 free online interactive courses and training certifications to help adults learn and up-skill.

    • Schools to Embrace Interactive Technology to Enhance Maths Grades

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      With the recent announcement that bonus points may be given to higher-level Leaving Cert Maths students still fresh, the free online course provide, ALISON has just announced the release of a suite of new Maths courses. The timely release will provide a useful study aid for those preparing for exams.

    • ALISON the Free Interactive Learning for the Workplace Website gets Top Ranking in US Department of Labor Vote

      ALISON | Galway, Ireland |

      The US Department of Labor-sponsored 'Tools for America's Job Seekers Challenge'Tools for America's Job Seekers Challenge invited workforce professionals and service users to identify the best job search and career advancement tools on the Web. Voting concluded on Friday January 15th 2010 with ALISON, the world's leading Free Online Skills Training for the Workplace service placing 3rd in the Career Advancement tools category, and 21st in the overall rankings out of nearly 700 nominated services.

    • Wintry Conditions Bring Large Number of Secondary School Students Online in UK & Ireland

      ALISON | Galway, Ireland |

      ALISON a world-leading free online learning service for basic and essential workplace skills is reporting a significant increase in the number of secondary school learners registering on its website. Availing of the opportunity created by the inclement weather, learners are logging on at and acquiring new or additional skills through the free online courses on the site.

    • ALISON Opens its Free Online Learning Resources to Support the Home Access Programme Announced by Gordon Brown

      ALISON | Galway, Ireland |

      ALISON, a leading free online learning service for basic and essential workplace skills, has welcomed Prime Minister Gordon Brown's announcement to provide free computers and broadband connectivity to more than 270,00 families across England through the Home Access programme. In support of this initiative, ALISON is making its interactive multimedia learning materials available to benefactors of the programme at no cost.

    • ALISON launches a new Face

      ALISON | Galway |

      ALISON, a world-leading free learning for the workplace website launched its new-look website today. The website includes many new social networking features, faster registration, a more intuitive study area and new free tools to make learning, teaching or training on ALISON an even better experience than before.

    • ALISON ABC IT accredited as an NQF national certificate in IT in South Africa

      ALISON | Galway, Ireland |

      ALISON ABC IT has officially received provisional accreditation as a SETA (Sector Education and Training Authorities) NQF (National Qualifications Framework) Level 3 National Certificate in IT in South Africa. This essential IT skills courseware is now being delivered by Busalph Global IT Training in Gauteng Province using ALISON ABC IT as the first-level in all IT-related qualifications and as a preparatory tool for employment.

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