Coronavirus Lockdowns Spark Boom in Online Learning for Adults, Too
The online business of teaching skills like writing, calligraphy or languages thrives; ‘we’re all seeing the minutes skyrocket’
From her home in Portland, Ore., Peggy Dean perches her iPhone on a tripod and records five-minute lessons on subjects ranging from modern calligraphy to watercolor. Since the coronavirus struck, demand for her videos has soared, with viewing figures doubling from a year ago.
The business of selling skills online—from art to coding—has been booming during the pandemic. Online educators say adults are making time to learn during lockdown, joining millions of...