Non-face-to-face lifelong learning had been spread out in the situation of digitaltransformation and COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of this study is toinvestigate the elements, categories and types of digital shadow work innon-face-to-face lifelong learning compared with the studies in the other field. Forthe purpose, 16 adult learners were interviewed individually. Qualitative data werecollected from 16 interviewees and analyzed. The results were as follows: First,the digital shadow work were diverse that were experienced by the adult learnerssuch as changing password, receiving e-mails, purchasing certificate, makinglearning space, etc. Second, the elements could be divided according to 3categories. Third, there 4 types were discovered in the non-face-to-face lifelonglearning also. Based on the results, conclusions and implications were suggested.