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Role of Digital learning in education


Role of Digital learning in education

                 “A new era of learning”


In today’s dynamic world, nothing is impossible with technology. if you want to survive in this challenging environment, you must have knowledge. how to use or work with technology.

Technology will not replace great teachers but technology in the hand of great teachers can be transformational”

Education plays the most important role in the life of people. A big piece of new and necessary information appers every minute. Nowadays online study or learning turns out to be more and more practised many universities started to share their courses online.

Online education helps to solve the problem of time. It is a great alternative of  traditional universities. Especially for people who can’not afford time and money. In addition distance learning is cheaper and for some people is the best way of acquiring new information.

With the advancement in technology’ there are many kind of:

1.   Mobile Apps

2.   Digital Devices

 3.   Educational Devices. That are entering the market.

What is digital learning?

Digital learning is a process of web-based learning in which knowledge is imparted to the student with the help of:

Advantages of digital learning


·       Time Flexibility- online courses are convenient because students may log into the course material whenever it suits their schedule.


·       Increased access and reach- online learning can be happen in any place, as long as there is device and connectivity. A physical class requires the student to come to school but in this mode, the student can access lessons sitting anywhere in the world.


·       Variety of program and courses- student have lot of options to choose an online educational program. They can select and topics of their interests very easily.


·       No need to travel- the beauty of these schools is that student can study from their home, this can help to save time, money and fuel.


·       Improve retention quality- online learning enhance retention power among students. It explains concept and theories in the form of videos, images, descriptions, documentaries charts etc. so that they can remember easily. It makes it easier for students with respect to equations, problem solving etc.


·       No age barrier- online classes are effective for all age groups. people can finish their studies via online available courses and school students can find their notes in the online application


Disadvantages of digital learning


·       Not appropriate for all- it is well known fact that students have a dominant learning style. Some a visual, some auditory etc... online learning which requires a child to sit in front of a device and understand the lesson, may not be suited to all learning styles.


·       Health issues- attending classes online requires sitting in front of a laptop or mobile for longer hours can give some health issues like headache, eyestrain, ear problem, bad posture and other physical problems.


·       Lack of social interaction- human being learn a lot by simply being around other human beings. Unfortunately , online learning take away all physical interactions that students and teachers might have on the school premises. It is always better for students to be around other students to talk or discuss ideas, which is an essential  part of learning.


·       Cost- everyone cannot afford  a computer or a smart phone. Internet prices are also increasing. Hence, everyone cannot afford online education.


·       Distraction- online learning, also creates a lot of distraction. Many students open the mobile to learn something and end up using social media websites, chatting, sharing pictures, or playing video games, these types of distraction wate one’s time, which could have been used to perform a meaningful task.


·       Technical issues- many students are not well equipped with high internet connection that is required for online learning, due to this, they face problems in  going live for virtual learning and other platforms that requires internet connection. They face technical issues as they are not much aware of technology and computer applications.


·       Requires a lot of self  discipline- online learning does have any rules and guidelines that need to be followed. Therefore, a learner has a lot of freedom to do whatever they want without worrying about the lecturer. This freedom can ruin the focus of learner.


Such platforms who are leaders in digital marketing



BYJU'S is an Indian multinational educational technology company, headquartered in Bangalore. It was founded in 2011 by Byju Raveendran and Divya Gokulnath. as of December 2021, BYJU'S is valued at US$22 billion and has over 115 million registered students.


·  Unacademy


 Unacademy is an Indian online education technology company based in Bangalore. It was originally created as a YouTube channel in 2010 by Gaurav Munjal. As a company, it was founded by Roman Saini, Gaurav Munjal, Hemesh Singh in 2015, and is headquartered in Bangalore. The company has a network of over 12,000 educators, and offers preparation material for several professional and educational entrance exams. Unacademy lessons are in the form of free videos, and via subscription.



Vedantu company was launched in the year of 2004. It’s name vedantu is derivated from Sanskrit word ‘veda’ (knowledge) and tanu (network). The organization is run by IIT-Alumni vamsi Krishna (Co-founder & CEO), pulkit jain (Co-founder & head of product ), saurabh saxena (Co-founder) and anand prakash (Co-founder & head of academics). Earlier, the team founded lakshya, which was acquires by MT Educare, ( a subsidiary of zee learn ) in the year of 2012.


· Brainly


Brainly is a Polish education technology company based in KrakówPoland, with headquarters in New York City. It provides a peer-to-peer learning platform for students, parents, and teachers to ask and answer homework questions. The platform has elements of gamification in the form of points and ranks. It encourages users to engage in the online community by answering other users’ questions. As of November 2020, Brainly reported having 350 million monthly users, making it the world's most popular education app.