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

Galway, IrelandLearning News

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.

As the sub-zero temperatures continue to cause misery and disruption across Ireland and the United Kingdom, increasing numbers of students, teachers and workers are going online and choosing ALISON to provide the materials for their learning and up-skilling programmes. Anyone with a computer and an Internet connection can log-on at and access a range of free online courses to learn at their own pace and in their own homes undeterred by the weather conditions. Significant interest is being registered for computer training courses such as the Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum and Touch typing with Health & Safety and Financial courses also attracting large numbers of new learners.

ALISON is excited by the surging interest in online learning and is currently preparing to announce an exciting initiative to create a highly-scalable IT Literacy programme for local communities across Ireland and the UK. The programme aims to increase IT literacy skills and allow graduates to access the services and opportunities that are increasingly being transferred online through the skills they have acquired on the course. Discussions are ongoing with the relevant local bodies and more details will be announced when these discussions are complete.