Digital learning has become the new normal all over the world after the deadly outbreak of novel coronavirus. Students of all age group are attending virtual classes.
Digital learning can be broadly classified as “synchronous learning and asynchronous learning”. We can define synchronous learning as real time learning or classroom sessions, while asynchronous learning is self-paced learning.
On the upper hand, digital learning assist in better understanding along with amplifying skills about tools and technologies. There are numerous digital learning platforms which furnish with 24 hour resources and thus providing students flexibility in learning. Digital learning is more effective than traditional learning as learner acquire knowledge by virtue of multimedia content. Learners can trace their progress through assessments.
However, digital learning requires self-motivation along with proper time allocation. Once in a while learners may suffer tech issues. Digital learning focuses more on theory learning and thus leading to lack of social interaction. Students may use unfair means during online assessment which is unavoidable.
Therefore, it can be stated that digital learning might be the saviour of digital era but it has drawbacks as well.