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General Information

Best for
Professionals, K-12, General Interest
Arts, Career Development, Computer Science, Economics, Humanities, Languages, Mathematics, Music, Psychology, Science, Software, Test Prep
Type of learning
Academic, skill-based, school curriculum
Course type
Free Self-paced Courses
Mostly English
Learning pathways
Diploma Courses
Mobile Apps
Ireland-based Alison is one of the world's largest free online learning websites and offers courses geared at enabling people to gain basic education and workplace skills with a strong learner base located in the developing world. Over 750 free courses are offered at Diploma or Certificate level with subjects ranging from touch typing, to English grammar to Diplomas in Business and Finance. The course format includes PowerPoint type slides & some videos, quizzes & tests. Some courses have assessments throughout; most have just one at the end. Alison is funded through advertising.

Tools & Features
  • 800+ free courses
  • 10 million+ users
  • “How to use Alison” video
  • Diploma & Certificate level courses
  • School curriculum courses
  • Free Study Groups
  • Flash Testing service for employers & teachers
  • User profiles
  • Discussion forums
  • Free downloadable Learner Record PDF
N.B. The site features advertising

Certificate of Completion (paid): Awarded on some courses on completion of all sections of the course and a score of at least 80% in each assessment. Users can pay a nominal fee to automatically download certificates, or purchase paper parchments and framed certificates that are shipped via mail. (A limited selection of courses offer a free PDF certificate).

Course Info

Course Cost
Free Courses
Skill Type
  1. Academic
  2. Business Skills
  3. Technical Skills
  4. Language Skills
Course Type
  1. Short Online Courses
  2. Tutorials
Course Format
  1. On-Demand
Course Language
  1. English
  1. ID Verified Certificates (Paid)

Latest reviews

Number of courses
5.00 star(s)
Partner Institutions
3.00 star(s)
Course format
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Social tools & features
3.00 star(s)
Interface usability
2.00 star(s)
Pros: Large number of courses
Wide choice of subjects including several languages
School curriculum courses
Managed Group Learning option (paid)
Cons: Some navigation & bug issues
Easy assignments
Basic Course materials
Alison offers an impressive number of topics with a huge variety of free courses for personal and professional development, as well as for school aged students.
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A clean & clear tutorial to learn . specially for professionals .

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