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Alison Wins Top Global Education Innovation Award

Alison Wins Top Global Education Innovation Award

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Alison Wins Top Global Education Innovation Award -- Free online education provider ALISON has won the prestigious World Innovation Summit for Education Award for its outstanding quality and exceptional impact on Education through innovation.

ALISON, the free online education company, was chosen as one of this year's World Innovation Summit for Education Award [winners]. ALISON was selected for its outstanding quality and exceptional impact on Education through innovation following a thorough review process by international education experts that evaluated hundreds of applications. The company will receive its prize at the 2013 WISE Summit in Doha at the end of October.
Every year, the WISE Awards recognise organisations from around the globe which represent some of the best and most creative work being done in education, these include non-governmental organizations, charity groups, cultural institutions and the private sector.

ALISON, which stands for "Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online" pioneers a unique education and training model that allows all learning, assessment, testing, and verification service to be accessed by anyone, anywhere for free. 150,000 new users are signing up with ALISON every month illustrating the high demand from learners across the globe for workplace skills courses. The popularity of the learning model amongst ALISON's two million registered learners is evident from the thousands of testimonials the company receives on a monthly basis. ALISON provides over 35,000 topics of learning for free study and over 500 courses ranging from touch tying to English grammar to Diplomas in Business and Finance.

Welcoming the announcement, ALISON CEO Mike Feerick said: "Winning this prestigious award is a terrific achievement for all involved with ALISON. There is a lot of hype about free learning worldwide but clearly the sustained strength, growth and popularity of ALISON is what is earning us the recognition as one of the true leaders for the future of global education. We are very grateful to our millions of learners worldwide who have made this possible."

ALISON accreditation uses a non-traditional model of "flash-test" where anyone who holds an ALISON certificate can be tested on what they learned at any time. Learning achievement is validated using a Certificate, Diploma and Test structure with courses published under restricted licence as well as under Creative Commons. Courses are provided by global brand name corporations such as Microsoft and the British Council, as well as recognised subject-matter-experts on a wide variety of subjects, from technical to business to English language courses.


Founded in 2007 in Ireland, ALISON is a for-profit social enterprise led by Mike Feerick, a serial social entrepreneur, ASHOKA Fellow, and Harvard MBA who has previously created successful internet-based companies in telecoms and finance as well as online education. The ALISON model has become highly scalable and self-funding -- and its unique model has earned the company many accolades and awards including a UNESCO Award for Innovation in ICT for Education and recognition from national governments, NGOs and international media, among these The Economist, BBC, and NY Times. The company was recently ranked as one of Europe's top 20 e-learning companies in the EdTech rankings. For more information on ALISON, log onto

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