Coronavirus Lockdowns Spark Boom in Online Learning for Adults, Too
Enrollments for video courses on Udemy Inc., a San Francisco-based learning site, more than quadrupled between February and March as shelter-in-place orders started. The company, which has about 57,000 instructors, said sign-ups surged for both professional certifications—topics like stock trading and software—and hobby skills like Pilates and ukulele, which grew 400% and 300%, respectively between February and March. The biggest rise, by more than 900%, was in technical drawing.
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