Over 250,000 Study Notes in First Month on ALISON Free Learning & Workplace Learning Website
03/27/2013

ALISON’s newest online learning feature receives a huge reception as tool helps a quarter of a million students perfect their study skills and learn more effectively online.

Online PR News – 27-March-2013 – 27th March, 2013 Galway, Ireland – Global online learning leader ALISON.com announced today a very successful launch to its newest online learning aid – a facility to allow students to write notes as they study interactively online. Over a quarter of a million notes were written in the first month after launch. The new feature can be found at the bottom of each course module lesson and is simple to use. Simply register for a course and the box will feature below the courses screen on the left hand side of the revised ALISON interface.

Commenting on the response to the new learning tool ALISON’s Communications Manager Tracy Hadnett stated that, "ALISON developed the notes tool in response to suggestions from our learners and training professionals using the site. User feedback is extremely important to us. We are always looking for ideas on how to improve our systems to ensure that our learners are at the centre of everything we do.

"In early March, ALISON launched a BETA of its new look website alison.com which has improved navigation and the learning experience for our learners. Additional study aids such as this notes tool will only further enhance the overall free learning experience for our students worldwide. When used effectively it should help students to reduce study time and increase retention of knowledge and skill development."

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ABOUT ALISON

ALISON.com is revolutionizing global education and training through the provision of free interactive multimedia basic education and workplace skills training courses with certification online. With two million registered learners worldwide, courses on ALISON are freely available from well-known multinational organisations to individual subject-matter-experts. Irish-based ALISON was founded in 2007 as a for-profit social enterprise. ALISON stands for "Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online".

What People are saying about ALISON:

New York Times - “A creative model of open education for a global economy”
InformationWeek.com - “The first MOOC”
UnCollege.org - “As a pioneer in free online learning, we can learn from ALISON in more ways than one”

Newsday - “A powerful program that is unlocking new worlds of opportunity for people around the globe”
Wired Academic - “A key figure in the open source learning world”
EIN News - ALISON wins USA Workforce Training Award
UNESCO Director General, Dr Irina Bokovo - “ALISON provides a new world of free online learning opportunity”
DUIS: UK GOVT - “ALISON opens up the world of knowledge offering new, flexible, and exciting ways to learn”

For further information, please contact
Tracy Hadnett, Marketing Communications Manager
thadnett@alison.com Galway, Ireland: Tel: +353-91-744594 Mob: +353 87 7866302

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