Here are some comparisons between physical and digital flashcards:
Advantages of physical flashcards:
- Clinically proven to be more effective, as your brain reviews the flashcards using active recall, as you review them physically so you're more attentive with it; also if you hand-make the flashcards, they might help for easier retention and better memory
- There's a smaller chance you would get distracted when reviewing them, as the number of distractions are limited - so you might have more effective reviewing
Advantages of digital flashcards:
- They might be more easily customisable, because you can constantly edit them and change fonts/colour/highlight words if needed + it's more useful, if you don't have lots of stationery and don't want to spend money on them; they can also take up less space and be organised more effectively
- If you use something like quizlet, there are different modes of testing available (like matching up the questions with the answers, having options for the answer etc.), not just the common look at the question then turn it over for the answer.