United States Distance Learning Award – VRES™ in the Classroom


For Immediate Release: May 24, 2019

“It’s exciting to know that the benefits of Virtual Reality education can now effectively reach into every classroom, across cultures and around the world.”

David Keesee – President, 3Dream Studios

Tulsa, OK – May 24, 2019 – 3Dream Studios is pleased to announce that it has received the United States Distance Learning Association’s (USDLA) Global Impact Award, alongside Oral Roberts University, at the USDLA 2019 National Conference in Nashville, TN.  The award considers global impact, the range of influence and cultural diversity for noteworthy projects.

3Dream Studio’s collaboration with Oral Roberts University (ORU) began in 2017, following the creation of ORU’s launch of a Global Learning Center, located in Tulsa, OK.  ORU’s visionary work in the field, combined with 3Dream Studio’s technology expertise, helped the two organizations realize the impact that could be possible with the creation of a Virtual Reality (VR) platform that could open access and opportunity to more educators and students worldwide.

“Our collaboration with ORU was a natural connection for us to gather the understanding and clarity needed from educators to develop a system that would promote student engagement,” said David Keesee, President of 3Dream Studios. 3Dream Studios has since launched a Virtual Reality Education System — VRES™ — that can be integrated into online and campus environments.

In 2018, 3Dream Studios began working with Laureate International Universities, a global leader in Higher Education, on the creation of a Virtual Reality Education Center which is now offered through its OneCampus® by Laureate global learning platform. This repository of virtual reality learning objects, inspired by the work done at Oral Roberts University, is designed to provide faculty across a network of institutions with the opportunity to create rich, immersive learning experiences without the need for any special hardware or devices. Students benefit from VR digital learning experiences that can be accessed via computer or smart phone for any students on campus or online.

We’re extremely pleased to be able to offer highly engaging VR resources to our students and faculty across the globe,” said Wendy Colby, Unit Vice President of Global Product Management & Innovation at Laureate. “We now have access to thousands of VR objects, which our faculty can use to support and enrich their academic curriculum. Our early results from faculty indicate they are seeing greater interest and involvement from students in these more immersive, real-world experiences.”

About 3Dream Studios: www.3DreamStudios.com is a micro-innovating company that is the producer of the first virtual reality education system for use in Higher Education, K12 and corporate training.  They also specialize in blockchain technologies and are known nationally for highly successful capital fundraising campaigns using 3D Animations and real-time VR simulations.

About Oral Roberts University: Oral Roberts University, considered a visionary in driving change with campus technology, has successfully launched the Global Learning Center, and makes extensive use of VR throughout their curriculum to improve student learning outcomes and reach more students worldwide. ORU, based in Tulsa, OK, is a comprehensive university dedicated to student outcomes. It offers more than 77 undergraduate majors and 65 undergraduate minors as well as master’s level programs and doctoral degrees.

About Laureate Education, Inc.: Laureate Education is the largest international network of degree-granting higher education institutions, primarily focused in Latin America, with approximately 875,000 students enrolled at over 25 institutions with more than 150 campuses, collectively referred to as the Laureate International Universities network. Laureate offers high-quality, undergraduate, graduate and specialized degree programs in a wide range of academic disciplines that provide attractive employment prospects. Laureate believes that when our students succeed, countries prosper and societies benefit. This belief is expressed through the company’s philosophy of being ‘Here for Good’ and is represented by its status as a certified B Corporation® and conversion in 2015 to a Delaware public benefit corporation, a new class of corporation committed to creating a positive impact on society.

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David W. Keesee – President, 3Dream Studios