If delving into modern art is something you have always wanted to do, now may be the perfect time.
A wide range of free and paid online courses offered by institutions here and overseas is available. Major online course platforms FutureLearn, edX and Coursera – three of the biggest platforms in the global e-learning field – tell The Straits Times they have seen increased traffic to their sites from users around the world as more countries go into lockdown.
“The edX team has put together a resource that shares information around our response to Covid-19 and what we hope can be helpful tools for learners and educators as they adjust to this new normal,” says a spokesman.
A FutureLearn spokesman says the platform has seen a 50 per cent increase in week-on-week enrolment, especially for courses such as London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine’s Covid-19 course.
FutureLearn chief executive officer Simon Nelson says courses related to the coronavirus have been made free in order to extend the reach of vital information to as many people as possible.
Here is a round-up of online courses to explore while staying home.