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ALISON - The Free Global Learning Experience

ALISON is a FREE online learning resource for basic and essential workplace skills. It provides high-quality, engaging, interactive multimedia courseware for certification and standard-based learning. All courses are accessible for free and are available at http://alison.com/go/jan/edu/home.

Courses Available on ALISON:

  • ICDL (International Computer Driving License) - IT Certification training that helps educators integrate technology into their courses.
  • e-Citizen - Teaches on how to use e-mail and also how to surf the Web. The e-Citizen IT-user certification is offered by the British Computer Society in partnership with the ECDL Foundation worldwide.
  • Digital Enterprise - Develops IT skills, provides IT-related health and safety awareness, and improves touch typing proficiency.
  • Microsoft Office Excel Training - Learn how to create, edit, and save spreadsheets.
  • Microsoft Office Word Training - Introduces the fundamental principle of Word 2003.
  • Microsoft Office Access Training - Learn how to use and create databases.
  • Microsoft Office Outlook Training - Learn how to use Outlook.
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint Training - Learn how to produce PowerPoint presentations.


Blackboard offers flexible training formal on using the Blackboard Academic Suite. Click here for Blackboard's online training course description, schedule, and registration.

eTeaching Institute

eTeaching Institute provides instructors with opportunities to develop their skills and knowledge about eLearning environments for a fee. It offers several online courses and workshops for instructors to enhance online learning process. Click here to access eTeaching's website.

Online Courses Available with eTeaching: Click here to access eTeaching's Online Course.

  • EDU 101A - eCertification: Developing Online Courses
  • EDU 101B - eCertification: Teaching Online Courses
  • EDU 102 - Effectively Managing Online Courses
  • EDU 103 - Creating Section 508 Accessible Courses
  • EDU 106 - Reviewing and Enriching Your Online Course

ION (Illinois Online Network)

ION offers the Making the Virtual Classroom a Reality (MVCR) program, which is a series of online courses designed to help faculty members acquire the skills and knowledge needed to teach online, thus improving the quality of online education.

Click here for more information on the online courses.
Click here for the schedule and registration.

ION also offers a Master Online Teacher Certification course designed for faculty, administrators, and staff members interested in online teaching. Click here for more information on the certification course.

@One (Improving Education through Technology)

@One provides educators on how to use technology to enhance student learning. It provides training and online resources. Depending on the course taken, users may have to pay a minimal fee. Training is available through Desktop Seminars, Online Courses, or Hands-On Institutes.

Click here for Desktop Seminars and Online Courses registration and schedule.

Click here for Hands-On Institute Workshop registration and schedule.

Sloan-C Workshops

Sloan-C Certificate Program is a sequence of three foundational courses and three electives leading from the conceptual to the implementation of online effective practices. The program's theoretical underpinning stems from Sloan-C's five pillars of quality in online education: learning and cost effectiveness, access, and faculty and student satisfaction. Click here for more information (course schedule, cost, and requirements) for the certificate program.

Sloan-C also offers several workshops. Click here to check workshop listings.