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Dark side of digital transformation in online teaching-learning process considering COVID-19

Sooraj Kumar Maurya, Amarbahadur Yadav

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In the educational sector, the COVID-19 pandemic sparked a slow but significant digital transformation that became especially evident in the spring of 2020. This article examines the growing trend of virtual learning environments and how it affects both educators and learners. With an emphasis on the experiences, feelings, and perceptions of the students, the research explores the complexities and difficulties resulting from the swift shift to online learning. This article highlights the significance of incorporating student feedback to improve virtual learning environments, even in the face of technological advancements. The idea that educational institutions have successfully transitioned to online instructional methodologies is challenged by examining the sudden and somewhat haphazard shift to online classrooms and assessments. In order to prepare in a better way for upcoming academic opportunities and the long-term evolution of higher education, it is imperative to reflect and gain insights as this momentous educational transformation, especially in university settings, comes to an end. The article critically analyzes the differences in technological access and instructional competencies in addition to highlighting the benefits of the pandemic-induced digital transformation in industries other than education. This article offers a fair analysis of the COVID-19-related digital revolution in education, recognizing both its positive and negative aspects.


dark side of digital transformation; virtual classroom; information; communication technology (ICT)

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