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Indian parents say mix of digital and experiential learning is effective for children

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jun 4, 2019, 5:49 pm IST
Updated Jun 4, 2019, 5:50 pm IST
9 out of 10 respondents in India consider experiential learning to be better than ‘rote learning.’
Of all parents in Asia, Indians are ready to make the broadest range of sacrifices to ensure the right skilling of their kids for future jobs. (Representational photo: Pixabay)
 Of all parents in Asia, Indians are ready to make the broadest range of sacrifices to ensure the right skilling of their kids for future jobs. (Representational photo: Pixabay)

HP Inc. today announced key India-specific findings of  the HP New Asian Learning Experience Study, which explores how the personalities of Asian millennial parents define learning for their children. The study revealed that parents in India believe a mix of digital and experiential learning is best in making their kids future-ready. 

The study finds that 22.7 per cent of respondent parents in India are extremely concerned about their children’s future. Of all parents in Asia, they are ready to make the broadest range of sacrifices to ensure the right skilling of their kids for future jobs. These sacrifices entail investments made in tuitions, moving homes and family abroad, borrowing money/taking loans and sending children abroad.

 

While parents in India believe that digital technology can expose their children to new cultures and ideas,  they also believe that such exposure should be closely monitored and moderated. The impact of experiential learning is complementary to digital learning as it provides knowledge along with the idea of implementation which aids in the overall development of children.

They further say that the print medium of learning aids reading comprehension and duration while digital learning facilitates creative and critical thinking along with retention. More than half of the parents in India believe that their children will perform better through a holistic mix of digital and experiential learning.

HP’s cutting-edge technology enables kids and students

HP has been a long-standing partner in the adoption of technology by students and professionals in India. It understands the need of printers in the present education system and thus, has introduced a wide variety of feature-rich affordable printers such as HP Ink Tank, and HP DeskJet Ink Advantage. Solutions like HP Smart App can help the students print, copy and scan any document from their mobile devices, seamlessly and on-the-go. In PCs, HP offers rich innovative features through the HP 260 G2 Desktop Mini, HP Pavilion and HP ProBook portfolio of devices, targeted at meeting the needs of students and young professionals. Further, with innovations like HP Active Pen, it stokes the creativity of students and helps them explore new ideas.

About the HP New Asian Learning Experience Study 2019

The HP survey engaged 3,177 respondents across India, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines aged between 25 and 42 with at least one child. The survey was conducted from November to December 2018.

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