Alison was established in Galway, Ireland in 2007. It has evolved organically to be a leading force in free online education. Alison has over 23 million learners across 195 countries today. This is a revolutionary change in the way that people learn and improve their skills.
We believe in equality and equal access to education and skill training, regardless of gender, geographic location, economic status, or other obstacles that may hinder potential. We offer many free courses to meet the diverse needs of our students. In Article 26 of its 1946 Declaration of Human Rights, the UN stated that education should be "free ...".". This statement will inspire us for all time.
Alison CEO, Mike Footrick, founded Alison. Mike Feerick is a businessman with a difference. He believes in social change and that it is possible to build a profitable business that focuses on a large global need. This will make education and training more affordable for all. He encourages everyone to join the Alison mission.
Alison is available at no cost to you. It's still a business, but it is socially-focused. We are a social business that makes its money by selling merchandise and certificates and diplomas.