Award recognizes innovative and creative use of technology to improve student success

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IRVINGTON, VA – – (Eduventures Summit 2016 – Oct. 25, 2016) –   The Tambellini Group (TTG), LLC,  a marketing research and advisory firm for higher education, and Oral Roberts University (ORU) were awarded the 2016 Eduventures Innovation of the Year Award in recognition of the two organizations’ collaboration that led to ORU trademarking a new concept called ORU Geovision™.

Since 2014, TTG has been a strategic partner of Oral Roberts University. With its expertise in higher education, unbiased research, objective analysis, and leading-edge private social network platform, TTG provided ORU with the information and tools to develop new technology paradigms.  TTG’s partnership with ORU led the university to the development and trademarking of ORU Geovision™ technologies, providing a global vision for ORU to execute their mission of a holistic, whole-person approach to education.

“The Tambellini Group celebrates this award with ORU, and we are honored to be recognized for our work with one of the world’s most innovative and forward thinking institutions,” said Vicki Tambellini, president of The Tambellini Group. “We have partnered with and supported numerous institutions by providing detailed data, independent research, and objective insight to help them make informed technology selections, but we are particularly proud of our work with ORU and their world-class initiative that resulted in Geovision.”

ORU’s Geovision technologies started with the concept of simplification and the integration of wearable watch technology, a private social network platform from Enterprise Hive, telepresence robots with streaming media, a CRM system, and augmented and virtual reality. The outcome is a streamlined technology ecosystem that allows all global citizens to engage in ORU’s digital networked campus as ‘One Campus’ that can transfer education and people around the world at the speed of light through the integrated Geovision technologies.

Michael Mathews, ORU’s CIO and overall designer of ORU’s Geovision technologies, states “Without the Tambellini Group working side-by-side with ORU during the last two years, it is clear we would have taken twice as long to accomplish this initiative. Their insights, research, and candid validation across higher education was the ‘silver’ in ORU’s technology bullet. Many people may say there are no silver bullets, but this prestigious innovation award may suggest otherwise.”

Eduventures 2016 Innovation Awards Program was created to recognize and showcase the achievements of individuals and organizations that share Eduventures’ vision for generating improved outcomes through innovative programming that supports critical areas of an institution.

About The Tambellini Group
The Tambellini Group, LLC is the only independent research and analyst firm dedicated exclusively to higher education. With a database of the technology selections of more than 18,900 global institutions, a team of analysts and researchers who have decades of higher education expertise, TTG offers unbiased analysis and objective insight on education technology and market trends with verifiable data. TTG helps higher education executives, business leaders and the investment community make fact-based technology decisions to achieve their key strategic goals. Founded in 2001, TTG is a woman-owned business headquartered in Irvington, Virginia. To learn more about TTG, please visit www.thetambellinigroup.com. Follow TTG on Twitter @tambellinigroup.

About Enterprise Hive
Enterprise Hive transforms higher education institutions with a social networking platform that connects students, faculty, staff, and alumni to information they need to succeed in their jobs and their studies. People are networking and living social where they work and where they learn. Enterprise Hive activates the power of these existing dynamic networks within a private, social community that transforms the student lifecycle and business processes to improve services and student outcomes. Visit Enterprise Hive at http://www.enterprisehive.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 90 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. (Source: www.oru.edu)