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Take the Short Cut to Online Marketing Success with Free Facebook Course

In Uncategorized on December 17, 2010 by ALISON - Free Online Learning

The internet market guru Chris Farrell and the free online learning website ALISON.com have announced the release of a new course on Facebook marketing. The course is an ideal introduction to both social networking and viral marketing and will give learners the skills and knowledge to create a profitable online business.
Facebook is the world’s leading social networking website with over 600 million users across the globe. With half of users logging on daily, Facebook is the ideal medium to reach out to potential customers online. However, many marketers fail to appreciate the differences between traditional and online marketing and struggle to make a marketing impact on Facebook.

The free online learning platform, ALISON.com and Chris Farrell, voted Number 1 Internet Marketer, offer a solution with the release of their free online course entitled “Facebook – Understanding Social Networking and Viral Marketing”.

Via a video-based presentation, the course explains what Facebook is about, how to set up a Facebook account and how Facebook has become such an important component of online viral marketing. The lessons then detail how to build and exponentially grow an online business using the Facebook platform and outline the most common mistakes most marketers make on Facebook.

Amongst the many things users learn in this programme are …
• How to use Facebook, step by step
• What marketing works on Facebook and what doesn’t
• How to find products to sell if you don’t have your own
• Using fan pages for maximum profit
• Why groups are useful and when you want to use them
• How to use Facebook advertising for profit
• And much much more

The free online lessons offer a step-by-step guide on everything the learner needs to know to use Facebook to set up their business and quickly start earning money. With these insider secrets marketers can easily learn from one of the foremost experts on internet marketing on how to take the short cut to success.

To access the free ALISON Facebook course click on the following link

http://alison.com/courses/Facebook-Understanding-Social-Networking

For further information, please contact:

Odhran Irwin

Ireland: +353-91-680-103
UK: +44-207-990-8508
USA: +1-202-403-3223

ABOUT ALISON

ALISON provides FREE online interactive multimedia courses with certification. Over 500,000 people, young and old, have studied with ALISON worldwide since its launch in 2007.

ALISON offers over 200 FREE courses covering a wide range of subjects, the most popular being basic IT Skills Training and English Language. Other certified learning subjects on ALISON includes: Health and Safety, Psychometrics, Financial and Health Literacy, Business and Information Technology Skills, Psychology, Economics, Government Policy, General Science, Mathematics, Law, Outdoor Education, Visual Communication and Design.

Many ALISON learners study individually, but over 300,000 study as part of groups managed by trainers/tutors in schools, colleges, and within a variety of workplaces and community groups.

The mission of ALISON is to enable, anyone, anywhere, to educate themselves for free via interactive multimedia on any subject online.

ALISON is a privately owned social enterprise based in Galway, Ireland and is promoted with the help of 3,000 volunteers worldwide.

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New Free Interactive Online Psychology Diploma Option for Learners

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 by ALISON - Free Online Learning

ALISON.com – the world’s leading provider of free online skills training and certification is has just released its interactive Diploma course in Psychology. The lessons offer a practical and informative introduction to psychology and examine the subject within a cognitive, biological and behavioural context.

Using an interactive presentation style, the behavioural and biological modules explore key concepts such as classical and operant conditioning, insight learning, the nervous system and the brain. The tutorials then delve into the disparate states of consciousness during the sleep-wake cycle and explore the psychological and physical manifestations of stress.

The ‘’cognitive’’ lessons, which use the computer metaphor to explain complex human functions, examines visual perception and human memory.

The final module demonstrates to learners how to design and conduct valid and reliable scientific experiments, how to create workable hypotheses and how to draw psychological conclusions when presented with experimental results.

Speaking at the launch, ALISON CEO Mike Feerick outlined the myriad benefits of the course and the likely groups that would find value in engaging with the lessons ‘’ This is a great study aid for those revising for examinations and it is a clear and succinct introduction to psychology for those who often wondered why humans behave the way they do!’’

This free course is an excellent complement to face-to-face classes, as a study guide for students preparing for exams or for those with an interest in psychology who would like to explore the topic in more depth.

To access the free ALISON Diploma course click on the following link

http://alison.com/courses/Diploma-in-Psychology

For further information, please contact:

Odhran Irwin

Ireland: +353-91-680-103
UK: +44-207-990-8508
USA: +1-202-403-3223

ABOUT ALISON

ALISON provides FREE online interactive multimedia courses with certification. Over 500,000 people, young and old, have studied with ALISON worldwide since its launch in 2007.

ALISON offers over 200 FREE courses covering a wide range of subjects, the most popular being basic IT Skills Training and English Language. Other certified learning subjects on ALISON includes: Health and Safety, Psychometrics, Financial and Health Literacy, Business and Information Technology Skills, Psychology, Economics, Government Policy, General Science, Mathematics, Law, Outdoor Education, Visual Communication and Design.

Many ALISON learners study individually, but over 300,000 study as part of groups managed by trainers/tutors in schools, colleges, and within a variety of workplaces and community groups.

The mission of ALISON is to enable, anyone, anywhere, to educate themselves for free via interactive multimedia on any subject online.

ALISON is a privately owned social enterprise based in Galway, Ireland and is promoted with the help of 3,000 volunteers worldwide.

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ALISON Innovation Recognised in World’s Most Prestigious ICT-in-Education Prize

In Uncategorized on December 12, 2010 by ALISON - Free Online Learning

ALISON.com, the Galway, Ireland-based FREE Online Learning website is to receive a Diploma Award for the 2010 UNESCO-King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize

Irish Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Education and Skills, Mary Coughlan TD has congratulated ALISON.com, the Galway, Ireland-based FREE Online Learning website who is to receive a Diploma Award for the 2010 UNESCO-King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize.

Congratulating ALISON, Minister Coughlan said “the success of ALISON in this prestigious international award showcases the innovation in the education sector in Ireland and its growing impact worldwide”.

In the award citation, ALISON is recognised for “providing a new world of free online learning opportunities to improve employment flexibility and skills worldwide. Some 500,000 people worldwide have been trained since 2007 using an innovative SEE, HEAR, and DO pedagogical approach. The system enables learners either to study individually or to be part of the over 300,000 people who study as part of groups managed by trainers/tutors in schools, colleges, workplaces and community groups”. ALISON Founder & CEO, Mike Feerick will receive the Diploma Award from the King Of Bahrain and the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova in Paris on January 12th 2011.

Commenting on the award, Mike Feerick commented “The success of ALISON is less known in Ireland due to our international focus. Irish people should be aware however that they can learn many new skills, from Touch Typing, Web Skills, Health & Safety, Maths and Entrepreneurship at Certification or Diploma level for free via the ALISON website.

The UNESCO ICT in Education competition rewards individuals, institutions or non-governmental organisations for projects and activities that creatively use Information and Communication Technologies to enhance learning, teaching and overall educational performance. The award theme was “Digital Literacy: Preparing Adult Learners for Lifelong Learning and Flexible Employment” and was intended by UNESCO to draw attention to the critical role of adult education in the development of an inclusive, participatory and sustainable society.

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Free Interactive Maths Diploma Course Launched

In Uncategorized on December 7, 2010 by ALISON - Free Online Learning

As more and more reports of high Mathematics failure rates emerge, the leading free online training provider is offering an innovative and engaging solution with the release of a free online Diploma in Mathematics.

The need for well-educated Maths graduates has never been higher. For economies to survive and excel in the 21st century they must be on the cusp of scientific innovation. Employers and government are beginning to realise that schools need to develop sound knowledge of Maths and Science in their students and foster scientific curiosity from a young age.

However in spite of the crucial importance of maths, educators are painfully aware of student’s lack of engagement with their studies.

The online training course provider ALISON.com offers an innovative solution by harnessing interactive pedagogical technologies to complement traditional teaching methods. ALISON has recently expanded its suite of interactive schools curriculum courses with the release of the Diploma in Mathematics.

The free online Diploma courses employ graphics, video and audio to augment the textbook in the classroom and enhance learning outcomes. The courses capture learner’s attention and allow interaction with the subject matter on a different level to antiquated schooling methods. The course tutorials allow the learner to grapple with the subject matter in an interactive and self-paced manner giving students the confidence and skills to succeed in their final exams in both high school and beyond.

• Module 1: Geometry
• Module 2: Probability and Chance
• Module 3: Data Distributions
• Module 4: Statistics, Correlation & Regression
• Module 5: Sequences and Series
• Module 6: Trigonometry
• Module 7: Calculus
• Module 8: Functions
• Module 9: Vectors
• Module 10: Algebra

To access the self-paced interactive course click the link below and begin your free learning today!

Diploma in Mathematics

For further information, please contact:

Odhran Irwin

Ireland: +353-91-680-103
UK: +44-207-990-8508
USA: +1-202-403-3223

ABOUT ALISON

ALISON provides FREE online interactive multimedia courses with certification. Over 500,000 people, young and old, have studied with ALISON worldwide since its launch in 2007.

ALISON offers over 200 FREE courses covering a wide range of subjects, the most popular being basic IT Skills Training and English Language. Other certified learning subjects on ALISON includes: Health and Safety, Psychometrics, Financial and Health Literacy, Business and Information Technology Skills, Psychology, Economics, Government Policy, General Science, Mathematics, Law, Outdoor Education, Visual Communication and Design.

Many ALISON learners study individually, but over 300,000 study as part of groups managed by trainers/tutors in schools, colleges, and within a variety of workplaces and community groups.

The mission of ALISON is to enable, anyone, anywhere, to educate themselves for free via interactive multimedia on any subject online.

ALISON is a privately owned social enterprise based in Galway, Ireland and is promoted with the help of 3,000 volunteers worldwide.

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ALISON expands Training Suite with New Free Photography Course

In Uncategorized on December 6, 2010 by ALISON - Free Online Learning

Aspiring photographers have cause for celebration today with the release of a new free training course on the ALISON platform. Today’s announcement by ALISON.com, the free online learning website, offers a series of free video and text-based lessons that will greatly enhance photography skills and knowledge. On completion of the course, learners will be able to take stunning, professional-looking photos which they can share with family and friends.

The first part of the course provides an introduction to the six crucial photography elements and discusses the importance of light when creating outstanding images. The lessons examine what light is, how it behaves and how photographers use it to shoot stunning, polished-looking photographs.

The course then explores the practical applications of the six key elements in a variety of real-world contexts with a professional photographer “on set”. The final lessons examine the best photographic equipment on the market and demonstrate to the learner how to use this equipment to capture and process their shots.

The free online course is delivered by seasoned photographer – Karl Taylor. With over fifteen years experience in the photography industry, Karl Taylor brings a level of experience and passion that is invaluable in bringing creativity to images.

On completion of the course, learners will have an enhanced appreciation of photography and will have the skills and knowledge to be able to capture professional-looking images. The tutorials are ideal for novices looking for a manageable introduction to photography best practices or experienced professionals as a reminder of the key elements in photography.

To access the free ALISON Photography courses click on the following links

alison.com/courses/Photography-Techniques-and-Tips

ABOUT ALISON

ALISON provides FREE online interactive multimedia courses with certification. Over 500,000 people, young and old, have studied with ALISON worldwide since its launch in 2007.

ALISON offers over 200 FREE courses covering a wide range of subjects, the most popular being basic IT Skills Training and English Language. Other certified learning subjects on ALISON includes: Health and Safety, Psychometrics, Financial and Health Literacy, Business and Information Technology Skills, Psychology, Economics, Government Policy, General Science, Mathematics, Law, Outdoor Education, Visual Communication and Design.

Many ALISON learners study individually, but over 300,000 study as part of groups managed by trainers/tutors in schools, colleges, and within a variety of workplaces and community groups.

The mission of ALISON is to enable, anyone, anywhere, to educate themselves for free via interactive multimedia on any subject online.

ALISON is a privately owned social enterprise based in Galway, Ireland and is promoted with the help of 3,000 volunteers worldwide.

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Online Lessons for Budding Video and Film Editors Launched

In Uncategorized on December 1, 2010 by ALISON - Free Online Learning

The online elearning provider ALISON.com and the award-winning multimedia teacher Russell Stannard have teamed up to release a free online course on Adobe After Effects – the world’s leading software programme for visual effects and motion graphics. The course provides a rigorous introduction to the topic and is ideal for students studying graphic and visual design, those working in video and film post-production or anyone interested in the topic.

Adobe After Effects allows users to animate, alter, and composite multimedia in 2D and 3D for films and video. The software has become the industry standard for visual effects and motion graphics and its applications can be seen in motion pictures, mobiles phones and websites.

This free online course offers an informative and practical introduction to the programme and video and film editing more generally. The video-based tutorials introduce the After Effects graphical user interface (GUI) and workspace, demonstrate how to import and organise files, explain video standards and presets and demonstrate how to compose motion effects and visual graphics for video and films.

This course is the ideal introduction to Adobe After Effects and visual effects and motion graphics more generally. On completion of the course, learners will have an enhanced understanding of how to develop professional-looking graphics and visual effects.

Learners are entitled to receive a certificate of completion to prove to potential employers their competency in the subject. Trainers and teachers are able to monitor and guide students using ALISON’s learner management system.

To access the free ALISON course click on the following link

http://alison.com/courses/Adobe-After-Effects-How-to-create-Motion-Effects-and-Visual-Graphics

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Movie Makers Given a Boost with Free Online Course

In Uncategorized on November 30, 2010 by ALISON - Free Online Learning

Prospective movie makers, video editors and directors are being offered a new free way to enhance their video editing skills online. Russell Stannard, the UK’s leading multimedia teacher and Ireland-based online training education provider ALISON today released a free course on video editing and publishing. The course demonstrates how to create and publish professional-looking multimedia videos and movies using Windows Movie Maker.

The video-based course is delivered by award-winning multimedia teacher Russell Stannard and offers a clear, non-technical step-by-step introduction to the skills needed to create entertaining videos and movies. The course examines video editing using Windows Movie Maker which is freely available on any modern day windows computer system. In the course the learner is shown how to:

• Use Windows Movie Maker to easily edit videos
• Add background audio or voiceover narration
• Add transitions and visual effects
• Publish videos in a variety of formats

The course is free, self-paced and self- assessed enabling the learner to earn a Certificate of Completion on completing the course in full.

To access the free online course click on the following link

http://alison.com/courses/Windows-Movie-Maker-How-to-Edit-Videos

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