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Mediasite Transforms Writing Whiz-Kid into World’s Youngest Professor

MADISON, Wis. – She’s an accomplished public speaker, has authored two books, teaches with the skill and passion of someone far beyond her years and—as her name suggests—is adorable. Now with technology from Sonic Foundry, Inc. (Nasdaq: SOFO) 10-year-old Adora Svitak uses webcasting to get students around the world excited about teaching and learning. On Wednesday, April 23 she will share creative teaching strategies with education majors in a live webcast to universities in the United States and Canada.  


“Using technology like Mediasite in teaching helps me to inspire a generation of young readers and writers around the world,” said Adora. “Plus, I’m getting my own hands-on education in technology–especially creating presentations on the computer.”


In this webcast, streamed live from Adora’s home studio in Redmond, Wash., she will show the next generation of educators how technology can be effectively utilized to enhance both learning and teaching potential. Adora will also cover:


  • Why motivation is key to success as a learner.
  • Steps to formulating a process for instruction.
  • How to get education students to think like teachers.


The live webcast is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. Central, and will also be available on-demand.


Adora has always credited technology with her early success as a writer. An avid reader by three years old and a writer by four, it wasn’t until she got her first laptop at age six that she was able to begin writing as fast as she could think. Since then Adora has integrated technology into her own education and into the writing workshops she teaches to students around the world. Adora is the spokesperson for the Verizon Literacy Foundation, has published two books, and has been featured on “Good Morning America,” “Oprah” and “CNN” among others. Adora has traveled extensively to teach writing workshops but now reaches her global audience using Mediasite. In just a month’s time, Adora has recorded more than 60 hours of content.


Since its introduction in 2003, Sonic Foundry’s Mediasite has set the standard as a transformational communication medium for delivering critical information and sharing knowledge. Trusted by more than 500 colleges and universities, the patented Mediasite webcasting and knowledge management system quickly and cost-effectively automates the capture, management, delivery and search of rich media presentations that combine audio, video and accompanying graphics for live or on-demand viewing.


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