Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and concomitant lockdowns during the last two years, not only the significance of interpersonal interaction but also the indispensability of face-to-face instruction has been addressed and discussed numerous times. Lecturers have never had to adapt and rebuild their teaching approaches in such a short amount of time previously. The transfer of information and teaching content was made more difficult by poor Internet connections, technical issues, and a lack of personal interaction.
Digital teaching provides students and lecturers with new, never-before-seen options and ushers in an entirely new era of teaching and learning.
Students share this sentiment: digital teaching allows students to learn at their own pace and replay recorded lectures as many times as they need. Digital education should be viewed as a supplement to face-to-face instruction, and the value of face-to-face instruction should not be overlooked.
Because many people were unfamiliar with digital teaching and its technical implementation, there was an increase in burden, especially in the beginning. Furthermore, one of the most significant disadvantages is the challenge of being disciplined, focused, and motivated in front of a computer for an extended amount of time. This necessitates substantially more self-discipline and organisation on the part of students than in face-to-face classes.
For example, in face-to-face education, the emphasis could be on interaction and exchange, whereas in digital forms of teaching and learning, the content could be worked on separately.
More individuals will want to learn and teach online in the future, because everyone now has the ability to continue their education whenever and wherever they choose — on the road, in the waiting room, on the train, or at home.