MIKE FEERICK | ALISON

Mike Feerick is the founder of ALISON, an pioneering online provider of free certified learning for vocational education and workplace skills.

Pioneering the concept of free massive open online course (MOOC) platforms, ALISON provides over 750 courses in a range of categories, including languages, finance, health and personal development.

ALISON now counts over 9 million registered learners worldwide. In 2016, they reached a milestone threshold of one million graduates worldwide, as well as significant developments in India and across Africa. The platform now employs 40 staff with 14 nationalities represented in their Galway HQ. Plans for 2017 include a new brand identity, a mobile-focused website to be launched in early spring, and for the first time, free online publishing. 

Find out more: www.alison.com

Follow Mike on Twitter: @MikeFeerick 


Read about how ALISON is empowering people all over the world in our Silicon Republic spotlight, 'Bringing digital skills to the young, the old and the marginalised' (May 2016)

Read about how ALISON is empowering people all over the world in our Silicon Republic spotlight, 'Bringing digital skills to the young, the old and the marginalised' (May 2016)