There is no denying that the demand for online learning has skyrocketed during the Coronavirus crisis. Moreover, successful online learning now during the crisis could help legitimize online learning even further.
How de we break down the barriers of expensive curriculum and limited access to educational resources?
How do we make sure that online learning is accessible to as many as possible?
Find out in a conversation with Ashoka Fellow Mike Feerick, on 26th of June, 12 EEST.
Who is Mike?
Mike Feerick, the Founder and CEO of Alison, first conceived the idea that education and skills training could be made free online using an advertising / certification model in late 2005. He decided to change the business model of a paid online learning business focused on IT Desktop training called Advance Learning, into the free online learning platform Alison is today, launching the free learning platform in April 2007.
Mike’s work with Alison focuses on competence rather than credential. It has become one of the largest certifying organizations worldwide with 2.5m graduates. Over 1.5m people worldwide will complete a free course on Alison.com in 2020.