Digital Teaching Can’t Replace Face-To-Face Teaching

In the past two years, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated lockdowns, lecturers have had to change and redesign their teaching methods. Researchers from Technische Universität Dresden say that digital teaching cannot replace face-to-face teaching, but can certainly be seen as a complementary tool. While poor Internet connections, difficulties in the technical implementation, and the lack of personal exchange can make the transfer of knowledge and teaching content more difficult, digital teaching allows the students to learn at their own personal pace and repeat recorded lectures as often as necessary. Says researcher Dr. Anne Gärtner, “Face-to-face teaching and digital formats should not be played off against each other. Digital teaching should be seen as a complementary means to further improve the quality of teaching, and the importance of face-to-face teaching should not be forgotten.”

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