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Parents in India rely on a mix of digital and experiential learning for children: HP Study

American technology company Hewlett-Packard or HP Inc has today announced some key India-specific findings of its HP New Asian Learning Experience Study. The study has explored how the personalities of Asian millennial parents define and influence learning for their children. According to HP’s study, parents in India rely on a mix of digital and experiential learning to make their kids future-ready.

Speaking about the study, Sumeer Chandra, Managing Director, HP Inc India said, “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.”

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According to the study, 22.7% parents who responded to the study are extremely concerned about their children’s future. The study states that among all the parents in Asia, these parents are ready to make “the broadest range of sacrifices” to make sure that their kids are imparted the right skilling that will be useful in future jobs. These parents are ready to invest in tuitions, move homes and family, send their kids abroad or settle there themselves along with their children and even borrow money/take loans.

The study also says that while parents in India believe that digital technology can expose their children to new cultures and ideas, they also think that such exposure needs to monitored closely. Parents in India think that the impact of experiential learning is complementary to digital learning. The reason for this is said to be that the right combination of the two provides knowledge along with the idea of implementation and this can be very helpful in the overall development of children.

According to the study, the parents also believe that the print medium of learning helps in reading comprehension and duration. On the other hand, digital learning facilitates creative and critical thinking, and it also helps in enhancing retention. The study states that more than half of the parents in India believe that children can perform better with a holistic mix of digital and experiential learning.

Commenting on the findings of the study, 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.”

The company has also stated that it has a number of products that can be useful for students. These include its affordable printers like HP Ink Tank and HP DeskJet Ink Advantage.  The company’s HP Smart App can also help in printing, copying and scanning any documents using smartphones, making it very useful for students and professionals alike. It also has some PCs like HP 260 G2 Desktop Mini, HP Pavilion and HP ProBook portfolio of devices which can prove to be a good buy for students.

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