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ALISON Founder Will Visit India To Celebrate One Million Learner Milestone

04-25-2016 11:40 AM CET | Science & Education

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ALISON Founder Mike Feerick

ALISON Founder Mike Feerick

ALISON is about to reach one million learners in India and to celebrate this milestone, ALISON CEO & Founder Mike Feerick will be visiting India from the 12th to 22nd of May next. Mike will meet with government officials with responsibility for education and skills training, visit partner organisations, and has invited a small number of ALISON graduates to meet.

Speaking about his upcoming trip, Mike Feerick commented “The very fact that ALISON is approaching one million registered learners in India, and that no one from ALISON has ever visited India, is a testament to the power of free online learning. India is predicted to have 17% of the world’ workforce by the year 2020, so the mass development of workplace skills in India is not just an India issue, but an issue of global importance.”

ALISON Learners across India have responded enthusiastically to the announcement and Mr Feerick will be meeting groups of ALISON Graduates in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.

Ravikant, an ALISON learner from Bangalore, recalls “The first time I visited ALISON I was astonished as I thought free online learning was a myth…. I can still remember the first course I completed ­ psychology. I was amazed at the skills I could learn…… after that experience I began to think of ALISON less as a learning portal, and more as temple of knowledge, and I a learning devotee.”
During Mr Feerick’s visit to India he will also be meeting members of the press to discuss ALISON’s vision for free online learning in India.

ALISON is the global leader in free online certified skills training for the workplace with 7 million registered learners, 800,000 graduates worldwide and a further 250,000 signing up each month to learn for free on the platform. Pioneering the MOOC (Massive Open Online Courseware) movement in 2007, ALISON provides 750+ free online courses at diploma and certificate level.
ALISON is changing how the world learns through its free learning ecology. The company has received a number of awards for its pioneering work, including a UNESCO Award for Innovation in ICT for Education in 2011 and the World Innovation Summit for Education Award (WISE) in 2013.
ALISON is the first free online learning platform that has been able to develop a scalable sustainable self-funding model. The ALISON free learning ecology is supported by a combination of advertising revenue and income from parchment sales and innovative learning products such as ALISON Study Groups – a free learning management system developed by ALISON.
Headquartered in Galway, Ireland, ALISON is a for-profit social enterprise founded by Mike Feerick.

The majority of our learners in India are aged between 18-34 years with the highest concentration in the larger urban and internet connected population centres including New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. Other areas such as Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Utter Pradesh are also reporting strong growth.

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