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 1940 by the Adrian Dominican Sisters, Barry University offers more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. Based in Miami, the university is composed of two colleges and six schools in the areas of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Law, Nursing and Health Sciences, Podiatry, Professional and Career Education (PACE), and Social Work. The University enrolls approximately 7,500 students from nearly all 50 states and 80 countries and has more than 65,000 alumni worldwide.

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