HP Inc. on Tuesday 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,” said Sumeer Chandra, managing director, HP Inc. India. “This allows HP to provide better technology solutions that enhance learning, augment skills, and serve as foundational tools for children’s growth.”
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.
“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,” said Leo Joseph, senior director, Printing Systems and Solutions, HP Inc. India. “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.”
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.