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I have trouble understanding the difference in the meaning of "effective" and "efficient". what is the difference between "efficient learning" and "effective learning"?

  • Have you looked up both efficient and effective in the dictionary? Please say what about the definitions you found confusing. – Jim Oct 27 '15 at 5:37
  • Yes, I did look up in the dictionary. Is it right to say that "efficiency" deals more with the process and what we do while we are doing an activity and "effective" deals more with the outcome? – user2326844 Oct 27 '15 at 5:58
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    Yes, I'd agree with that characterization. – Jim Oct 27 '15 at 6:20
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Effective learning is learning that works well. Efficient learning is learning that uses minimal resources will still achieving good results. Another way of saying it is that the results to resources ratio is good.

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