“My name is Dr. Ashitiva Ghai. I was born and raised in Kenya and I am 41 years old. When I finished my bachelor’s degree, I secured a work-study in the United States of America where I then got a scholarship to do my postgraduate studies.
I am a research assistant at Texas State University and a part time Lecturer at the University of Nairobi in the Department of Extra Mural Studies. I hold dual citizenship as both an American citizen and as a Kenyan citizen. I am also an Alison Course Creator, having created more than ten courses. I specialize in management information systems.”
How did you learn about Alison?
I came across Alison through my own research. At the time I wanted a course on Project Management and luckily, I was able to do take Certified Associate in Project Management through Alison. With time, I developed an interest in becoming an Alison Course Creator. I went ahead and did the Alison Publisher Tool Training and Introduction to E-Learning Theory and Practice, which I passed and then qualified as an Alison Course Creator.
Tell us about the Facebook group, Alison Free Online Learning Group, and the work you do?
Initially the name of the group was Alison South African Students. Through my contribution to the group, I was made an admin. I suggested that we change the name of the group to Alison Free Online Learning Group so that all Alison students feel included and to develop a feeling of togetherness as an Alison fraternity. The group then grew from 3,000 members to its current 15,000 and the growth is still very rapid.
Why did you become interested in encouraging more students to enroll on Alison and empower themselves?
I was amazed by the philosophy of Alison founder Mike Feerick and his believe in the power of learning and its ability to change lives and promote progress across all sectors of global society. I believe education is an indispensable tool that all humans must possess in order to better their lives and make the planet a better place for humanity.
What’s next for you, in terms of education or work?
I am hoping to become a professor very soon. I am currently doing my research, which I publish online to that other researchers can benefit from these resources. One thing that keeps me motivated and moving on is Alison’s philosophy that learning has the ability to change lives. I believe that, in contemporary society, we all need knowledge and that knowledge can only be achieved through free or affordable quality learning across the globe.
What would you say to someone if they asked you about Alison? Would you recommend it and why?
I would recommend and I have always recommended Alison courses for professional development due to their quality and richness. I have seen Alison graduates who have been employed and doing very well in different sectors. Alison is the best since it meets all the requirements of quality education.