Just a century ago, a person had only one way to obtain information - reading. One could read books, newspapers, propaganda posters or leaflets, analogs of modern memes. In the 1920s, radio hit the masses, and in the same decade, the first serial television appeared. Today there is the Internet, which combines all the methods of obtaining and distributing information. The most popular video format, as it is the easiest to understand. However, that doesn't make him the best. Information can be of different directions, and in some cases it is still better to read, in others it is better to watch or listen.
And in connection with the pandemic, most people switched to distance education, and they have to absorb information by ear. I enjoy learning new things, and even while in another country, I sometimes buy training courses to take my free time. I have always found it difficult to perceive information by ear. I do not like audiobooks and all that, because I cannot keep track of what is happening, I do not have time to process the incoming information and remember it. I often have to rewind when I’m watching or listening to something to understand something.
I find it difficult to understand what the person is saying, especially in situations where there is some background noise, even a low one, or just a lot of distractions. Since I live in another country, the language barrier only exacerbates some of the problems, which is why I paid attention to them. Telephone conversations and conversations on Skype are hell, because, again, I do not have time to process information and understand how to react to it accordingly.
As a child (and even now) I had to learn certain things by heart, because I have problems with reformulating and telling in my own words. Very often I lack the context to say something definitely. Sometimes I concentrate too much on some small details, it is very difficult for me to complete an assignment if there are no clear instructions for it, or if I do not understand some even unimportant detail in its conditions.
There are no problems with understanding the text and text communication, except for the sometimes manifested inability to respond to remarks. There have never been any problems with teaching or learning languages, except for situations when you need to speak - and especially when you need to react in real time to some kind of oral information. I don't feel very comfortable because I can't speak as well as I write.
In my opinion, information is offline, i.e. in real life it is perceived much better. Both verbal and non-verbal communication takes place here. A person has the opportunity to adjust the manner of presentation, content in the process, if he sees that the information is bad. Online is a necessary measure. Online is always a limitation in the transmission of information.