Parents In India Say A Mix Of Digital And Experiential Learning Is Most Effective For Children: HP Study

9 out of 10 respondents in India consider experiential learning to be better than ‘rote learning’.

The study finds that 22.7% of respondent parents in India are extremely concerned about their children’s future.

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 New Asian Learning Experience study helps us understand the evolving mindsets of parents around learning and development of their children. This allows HP to provide better technology solutions that enhance learning, augment skills, and serve as foundational tools for children’s growth,” said Sumeer Chandra, Managing Director, HP Inc. India.

The study finds that 22.7% 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 intuitions, 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. 

Leo Joseph, Sr Director, Printing Systems and Solutions, HP Inc. India said, “The majority of parents in India are making efforts towards the overall development and skilling of their children contrary to the emphasis on academic and financial development in the past. As a technology leader, HP is supporting parents in providing holistic learning and development opportunities for their children. By equipping youth with the right technology, we are doing our part to help make them ready for the future”.

Key survey findings:

  • Parents in India say their key concerns for their children are the rising cost of living, job security, and future-ready skills 
  • 64% of the respondent parents in India believe that experiential learning lengthens the amount of time their child reads 
  • 63% of the respondent parents in India believe that digital learning is more effective in fueling their child’s creative thinking 
  • 57% of the respondent parents in India believe that experiential learning enables better comprehension 

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.

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