“My name is John Monyjok Maluth (a.k.a John Shalom). I’m an independent nonfiction author of over 50 books and booklets. I love computers though I studied theology. I love teaching or simply sharing knowledge with others. That’s why I write my life stories, ‘how to’ guides and educational material.”
How did you learn about Alison?
I learned about Alison in early 2016. From that time on, I have been a fan. I try to tell everyone about this free online website. I even have a custom link to the website on www.johnshalom.com.
What was your first course on Alison, and why did you choose it?
Alison ABC IT. This was more advanced than the Introduction to Information and Technology For Managers course that I took afterward. At the time, I couldn’t pay online, but now I can. I’ve ordered the digital versions of most of my certificates now and am very happy!
How have Alison courses affected your career?
Alison courses have affected my career positively. I have learned much from Alison. I have learned how to do basic yet powerful computer tasks that I didn’t know about before. I completed a Diploma in Information Technology Management. Though most organisations here in South Sudan don’t recognise self-learning as authentic, I am happy that I can make use of the skills acquired through Alison.com.
What’s your favourite way to relax from studying?
I write a lot. I also enjoy relaxing music while resting. I love nature: trees, grass, birds, insects, fish, animals, people. They all give me a boost.
What are you studying now?
Right now, my network is too weak to study online. But I am working on my published books. I love reading them, I think I wrote them for me. I am also reading books by Rick Warren.
What’s next for you, in terms of education or work?
I am an author but I also do freelance ICT services. I would like to learn more about software design and coding, particularly for web design. I want to learn all I can to develop professional, responsive and secure websites from 2021 onwards. I want to focus my ICT knowledge on web development: PHP, HTML, CSS, etc.
If you could learn absolutely anything in the world from an Alison course, what would it be?
Web Design. I would like to learn how to create professional, responsive, and secure websites for my clients. I am also a translator (Nuer, Dinka and English) so I would like to learn how to translate better, not just to interpret. I am an independent author (I publish my own books on Amazon and Smashwords) and I want to learn how to professionally design book covers.
What would you say to someone if they asked you about Alison? Would you recommend it and why?
I would tell them about my experience: it is one of the best e-learning systems ever, with all the four learning methods: seeing, reading, listening, and doing integrated seamlessly. I have already been recommending Alison on all my social media sites, and in almost every meeting I have ever attended both in Juba and Nairobi. Especially at this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, Alison.com is the best place to be. Learn. Practice. Live a purposeful life.