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How to learn new skills in lockdown

Bake bread, learn to draw, get taught how to code – whatever new skill you want to develop, there’s definitely an online course to suit you. Nina Bryant looks at the rise of web-based learning, including a selection of online course providers and examples from real people on how virtual learning has affected their lives

Economic analysis

While the proverb ‘knowledge is power’ is so often repeated that its origin has been lost, humans have continued to carry its message close – to learn is to gain. While power in the explicit sense came to mean access to opportunity, money and security, these certainties have all been flipped on their head by the COVID-19 pandemic.