Augmented Reality: The Future of Education

| April 22, 2019

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By 2025, two billion of the global population is going to be made up by the youngest generation: Generation Alpha, also known as the iGeneration. Generation Alpha are children born between 2010 and 2025.This is the first generation entirely born in the 21st century. These children are considered to be the most technological-infused demographic up to date. Generation Alpha use technology, smartphones, tablets, and computers naturally. They haven't known life without the Internet or video games. Some of them live in smart homes and talk to a Smart Voice Assistant every morning before going to school.

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Founded in 2013, VIPKID's mission is to provide the international learning experience to Chinese children all from the comfort of their homes. Because of its innovative business model, platform and curriculum, VIPKID has won awards, such as the Shengjing Top 21 Global Innovation Award in 2015, the US-China Entrepreneurship Leader Award in 2014, Sina’s China’s Most Valuable Online education brand and best teachers award in 2015, Tencent's China's Most powerful education brand in 2015, the Flexjobs Top 100 Companies for Remote Jobs in 2017.

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