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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 Services

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.

Galway, Ireland, March 02, 2010 --( Since launching in 2007, ALISON has been offering a broad range of free online interactive multimedia skills training courses and tests across the UK with a special emphasis on IT literacy training. The ALISON model provides students with free high quality online learning courseware and grants free access for teachers and tutors to a Learning Management System through ALISON Manager. This service allows students to learn at their own pace and in their own environment and the soaring numbers of learners is testament to the popularity of this mode of learning.

About E-Skills Week

European e-Skills Week highlights the growing demand for skilled ICT users and professionals to drive a competitive and innovative Europe as the knowledge economy develops and evolves. The campaign seeks to inform students, young professionals and SMEs about the vast range of opportunities that ICT-related jobs present across the European Union.


ALISON provides free online learning via interactive multimedia for basic workplace skills. With registered learners in every country and territory worldwide, ALISON free learning includes IT Skills, Health and Safety, Languages, Psychometric tests and Financial and Health Literacy. ALISON offers premium services such as content hosting, content development and bespoke Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training programmes among other services to corporations, academic institutions and government agencies. Headquartered in Galway, Ireland, ALISON is a social-enterprise with international offices in Morristown, New Jersey, USA and London, UK.

Cited in a Department for Innovation, Universities & Skills (DIUS) report on informal adult learning commissioned by Secretary of State John Denham and published in 2008, ALISON is featured as a “new technology that is opening up the world of knowledge and offering new, flexible and exciting ways to learn” (Innovation, Universities & Skills (2008), Informal Adult Learning – Shaping the Way Ahead, page 26, London: DIUS Publications).

ALISON stands for Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online.

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