If you have not heard of “Alison” I am pleased to introduce this provider of free online courses on a wide range of subjects. Alison (Advanced Learning Interactive Systems Online) spelt and known as Alison offers a number of categories including IT, Languages, Science, Health, Humanities, Business, Maths, Marketing and Lifestyle. From my own experience I have enrolled in Microsoft Excel and although I have not completed the course yet my input remains in the system to enable me to take it up any time it suits me. It coaches how to navigate the revised version (Excel 10) looking at the menu bar and the various tasks that can be done with it. There are sample spreadsheets doing basic maths, adding and deleting columns and rows and preparing the spreadsheet for printing. I find it comprehensive and straightforward.

Alison is free of charge to individuals and make their money through advertising, merchandise and the sale of certificates and diplomas, should a graduate choose to buy one.

Alison was founded in Galway, Ireland in 2007 and now have more 11 million learners in 195 countries.

Full details from www.alison.com








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