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Free Microsoft Computer Training now accessible via ALISON

2009-12-11 10:31
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Microsoft’s Digital Literacy Curriculum is now accessible for free global access via ALISON’s free learning platform for individual or group learning.

GALWAY, Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IT Trainers, Teachers and Tutors worldwide today welcomed the launch on ALISON, the leading free online interactive workplace learning service, of Microsoft’s Digital Literacy Curriculum (English).

The Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum, which can be downloaded free of charge from the Microsoft corporate site in SCORM format, is now available for the first time within a free online learning management system. Now any IT Trainer, Teacher or Tutor can set up and maintain a free learner group for their students as well as any individual learning new IT skills.

The MS DLC Courseware assesses basic computer concepts and skills so that people can use computer technology in everyday life to develop new social and economic opportunities for themselves, their families, and their communities. To date, the Microsoft Digital Literacy programme has reached 5.8 Million people worldwide across 30 languages including English, Spanish and Chinese. This latest Version 2 of the Digital Literacy Curriculum being published by ALISON covers Microsoft Office 2007 and Microsoft Windows Vista, providing in all 10-15 hours of quality interactive online learning and is in English. The full course is available free to learners and teachers at http://alison.com/courses/MSDL-FULL.

The course being launched today introduces computing as an important part of everyday life in the twenty-first century. From music and photos to banking and communicating, computers have changed the way we work and live. This course introduces the fundamentals of computing, with additional modules on The Internet and the World Wide Web, Productivity Programs, Computer Security and Privacy and Digital Lifestyles.

The Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum is available for download via Microsoft’s website in SCORM object format for those organizations who have their own Learning Management Systems installed. For those that do not have an LMS infrastructure, ALISON is the perfect solution. With the agreement of the Microsoft Corporation, ALISON have re-rendered the content so that it can be freely accessed by any organization, whether a school, community centre, business or individual from the ALISON website. To set up a MS-DLC learning group on ALISON, log-on to http://alison.com/login/newGroup.php?crs=msdl.

ABOUT ALISON

ALISON provides free online learning via interactive multimedia for basic workplace skills. With registered learners in every country and territory worldwide, ALISON free learning includes IT Skills, Health and Safety, Languages, Psychometric tests and Financial and Health Literacy. ALISON offers premium services such as content hosting, content development and bespoke Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training programs among other services to corporations, academic institutions and government agencies. Headquartered in Galway, Ireland, ALISON is a privately-owned social-enterprise with an international office in Morristown, New Jersey, USA. Register at www.alison.com. ALISON stands for Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online.

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Kevin O’Malley
Email: komalley@alison.com
Contact: +353 (0) 91 680051