ORU Honored for Collaboration in Technology

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Friday, June 7, 2019
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Stephanie Hill, Director of University Relations & Communications
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CCCU AwardTulsa, OK – Oral Roberts University was honored this week to receive the Collaboration as Strategy Award from the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) Commission on Technology during its annual conference at Wheaton College. The award goes to any person or team who has successfully collaborated with two or more entities, either internally to their campus or externally with other CCCU schools, to solve a significant problem or create an impactful opportunity.

The Commission recognized ORU for collaboration between the University’s Library and IT departments to achieve a strategic goal for ORU’s 2020 vision.

“Through our partnership with IT, the library is helping spread educational technology across the campus to create a more fluid learning experience for our students,” said Dr. Mark Roberts, Dean of ORU Learning Resources and Professor. “Librarians are learning how to help students and faculty explore augmented and virtual reality and other immersive learning technologies. As a result, students are spending more time utilizing both.”

An ORU librarian has also been invited to visit Oxford and share at a higher education roundtable about how immersive learning technologies can assist modular, returning, non-traditional, and international students overcome library anxiety and experience greater success in their on-campus studies. Currently ORU is using a 360 Augmented Reality video of the campus and library to do that.