For augmented and virtual reality based education
IRVINE, CA, Sep 29, 2016 – EON Reality, Inc., the world leader in virtual reality based knowledge transfer for industry, education, and edutainment, announced a partnership with Oral Roberts University (ORU) to make ORUs global learning center (GLC) a leader in augmented and virtual reality (AVR) based education.
ORU has entered a five year partnership with EON Reality to create an immediate and lasting global education footprint with EON Reality’s award winning AVR software platform. ORU will use the platform in its eight million dollar ‘debt-free’ Global Learning Center. The GLC will include eight classrooms, a recording studio, a 700 seat performance hall, and a state-of the art virtual reality space.
Through this center, Oral Roberts University will reach thousands of students through streaming media as well as through AVR lessons powered by EON Reality’s AVR Platform. The AVR Platform comes with over 8,000 AR/VR learning objects that can be turned into customized lessons for every educational discipline.
“We are thrilled to further the globalization of ORU with this new Global Learning Center,” said Dr. William M. Wilson, president of Oral Roberts University. “It will put ORU on the leading edge and equip the university as we work to expand the availability of ORU’s unique, whole person education to students around the world.”
Oral Roberts University has worked with companies like EON Reality and Carousel Industries along with ORU’s own trademarked Geovision™ technology to design the GLC. The Center will have supercomputer access, streaming media, and the latest high tech academic broadcast and lecture solutions that allow every global citizen to receive education where and when they need it.
“AVR is the first digital and mediated-technology that has proven to directly impact the success of students at every level,” said Michael L. Mathews, ORU’s chief information and education strategist. “With EON Reality’s enterprise approach, ORU will be a global leader in offering the most influential enhancements to reaching the world with highly digitized, and mediated whole person education.”
“We like working with universities that have a forward looking approach to education,” said Mats W. Johansson, CEO of EON Reality. “They’re the perfect match for the transformative power of augmented reality and virtual reality education. As the demands of students change, EON Reality’s AVR platform and software will help match their needs by empowering professors and administrators in delivering innovative and relevant interactive Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality content to the classroom.”
The EON AVR Platform is the only solution to bring AVR to every device ranging from smartphones, Google Cardboard, Oculus, HTC Vive, Holographic displays, and fully immersive three-dimensional Icube VR rooms.
The Global Learning Center will open in October with its grand opening to the public on November 9, 2016.
About EON Reality
EON Reality is the world leader in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) based knowledge transfer for industry, education, and edutainment. EON Reality’s success is tied to its belief that knowledge is a human right and should be available, accessible, and affordable for every human on the planet. To carry this out, EON Reality, since 1999, has developed the de-facto standard for augmented reality and virtual reality based knowledge transfer software that supports devices from mobile phones to large immersive domes. EON Reality’s global app development network, with twenty-two locations worldwide, has created the world’s leading AR/VR library for knowledge transfer with over 7,000 applications. Over 36 million people worldwide have downloaded these applications.
For further information, visit www.eonreality.com.
About Oral Roberts University
“ORU offers more than 65 undergraduate majors, as well as 14 master’s-level programs and two doctoral degrees. Faculty members educated at the nation’s top graduate schools serve as academic, professional and spiritual mentors to students.
ORU continues to redefine what it means to be a leading Christian university by embracing a globalized format at home and abroad. The Tulsa campus is home to students from all 50 U.S. states and 86 international countries. ORU and its students also deliver the Whole Person distinctive to all inhabited regions through distance learning, study abroad, educational partnerships, missions and outreach work, all anchored in a Christian worldview.”
For more information, visit www.oru.edu.