News stories from ALISON in 2010

Ambitious social enterprise providing free IT skills

ALISON | 08 Jun 2010

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

ALISON | 02 Jun 2010

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'.

New E-Learning Technologies Beginning To Replace Traditional Teaching Methods

ALISON | 27 May 2010

As students continue to struggle with the challenges posed by Science in the classroom, the free online learning and certification provider; has just released two new free interactive courses on Chemistry to rekindle student’s waning interest in Science.

Free Online Resources Justify Government's ICT cuts

ALISON | 25 May 2010

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

ALISON | 21 May 2010

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

ALISON | 20 May 2010

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

ALISON | 12 May 2010

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.

Sub-Standard Teaching Methods Combated by Ambitious Social Enterprise

ALISON | 10 May 2010

As high school science grades continue to fall, ALISON, the free online learning and certification provider has just released two new free interactive courses on Biology to rekindle student’s waning interest in Science.

ALISON saves lives through its free Health & Safety Courses

ALISON | 27 Apr 2010

The free online course provider, is delighted to celebrate World Day for Health & Safety at Work this Wednesday April 28th with a suite of new courses on Health and Safety.

As it celebrates European e-Skills Week, ALISON helps to bring the UK online with its 100,000th free learner registering for its innovative online training service

ALISON | 28 Feb 2010

ALISON welcomes the focus on online skills training brought by the European e-Skills Week programme as it announces it has registered its 100,000th registration in the United Kingdom - all at no expense to the public or the UK government.

Popular Basic IT Skills Training Courseware from Microsoft now accessible via ALISON with free group learning features

ALISON | 24 Feb 2010

New Learning Tool Launched for Teachers of the US Citizenship Preparation Test

ALISON | 23 Feb 2010

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

ALISON | 18 Jan 2010

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

ALISON | 14 Jan 2010

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

ALISON | 14 Jan 2010