PARK CITY, Utah — June 11, 2014 — Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted leader for video creation and management solutions, has been selected by Instructure, the company that builds the Canvas learning management system, to webcast InstructureCon 2014.
InstructureCon 2014, held June 17 to 19 in Park City, Utah, is Instructure’s fourth annual user conference. More than 1,500 education professionals will attend to learn about the latest educational trends, such as analytics, big data, face to face instruction, online education, flipped instruction and more.
Mediasite by Sonic Foundry will deliver an interactive InstructureCon online experience, live streaming the keynotes and select sessions to online attendees. After the event all attendees will have access to the recorded content on-demand.
“InstructureCon is all about making more ideas available to everyone so we can learn within and beyond our local communities,” said Jared Stein, vice president of Research and Education at Instructure. “We’re excited about partnering with Sonic Foundry to create a dynamic online video experience for our attendees participating both onsite and remotely.”
Sonic Foundry is a certified Instructure partner.The integration with Mediasite empowers faculty, trainers and staff to easily record, upload, publish and watch Mediasite content within the Canvas course management system.
“Not only does Mediasite seamlessly integrate with the systems that drive online learning, but institutions large and small use Mediasite to turn commencements, award ceremonies, speeches and more into hybrid events, webcasted live with thousands of online viewers,” said Rob Lipps, executive VP of Sonic Foundry. “We’re honored to collaborate with Instructure, one of our trusted partners, to help them reach their customers around the world.”
Mediasite by Sonic Foundry is the video management, lecture capture and academic webcasting platform of choice for 1,250 colleges and universities in 58 countries. Last year more than 2 million hours of academic video were created with Mediasite, receiving 30 million views. With Mediasite, faculty flip classrooms and capture in-class instruction, students report better grades and schools successfully expand their competitive online programs.
Instructure, Inc. developed the Canvas learning management system to make teaching and learning easier for everyone, everywhere. Canvas empowers learning in every context with open, usable SaaS technologies. And through Canvas Network, Instructure provides a cloud platform where teachers, learners and institutions can connect and chart their own course for personal growth, professional development and academic inquiry. Learn more at www.instructure.com.
About Sonic Foundry®, Inc.
Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Madison, Wis., Sonic Foundry (OTC: SOFO) is dedicated to transforming how the world works and learns through innovative and scalable technology solutions. Sonic Foundry’s brands include Vidable® and Global Learning Exchange® which help unlock a smarter, more connected world for learners, workers, and entrepreneurs everywhere. For more information visit www.sonicfoundry.com.
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