MADISON, Wis. — July 25, 2012 — Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted market leader for video management and academic, enterprise and event webcasting, today announced the company’s Mediasite platform will be used to webcast the Fifth Annual International Symposium of Emerging Technologies for Online Learning, taking place this week in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The conference on July 25 to 27 is devoted to the emerging and innovative uses of technology designed to improve teaching and learning online, highlighting research, applications and best practices of important emerging technological tools. Mediasite 6 will be used to power the virtual attendee option, allowing attendees to watch nearly 60 conference sessions live on their mobile devices or from their desktops. The keynote, plenary and featured sessions and Coast-to-Coast sponsor showcase sessions will be available live and on-demand to all remote and onsite attendees.
“The conference focuses on emerging technology applications for online learning. Streaming the sessions via Mediasite is a natural extension of that focus and integrates the onsite event with audience members participating from their mobile devices,” said Bruce Chaloux, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Sloan-C.
“Our partnership with Sonic Foundry allows registered educators from around the world to take part in our conference in real time regardless of where they are. Attendees can watch the educational sessions on-demand, too, which fits perfectly with our goal to improve teaching and online learning,” said Shari Smith, symposium chair.
The keynote address, Civic Mission in the Information Age: Higher Education’s Relevancy in the 21st Century by Joel Thierstein of the OpenCourseWare Consortium, will be webcast live to the public at 4:15 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time on July 25 and can be accessed at http://sloanconsortium.org/conference/2012/et4online/keynote_live.
Mediasite user Marsha Orr, RN, MS at California State University, Fullerton will also be webcast during her presentation, “Video Streaming in Education and Beyond: Instruction, Recruitment, Advising, Orientation and LMS Training,” at 9:40 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time on July 27.
Trusted by more than 1,000 colleges and universities, the patented Mediasite webcasting and video content management system quickly and cost-effectively automates the capture, management, delivery and search of live and on-demand streaming videos and rich media presentations that combine video with slides.
About Sloan Consortium
The Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) is an institutional and professional leadership organization dedicated to integrating online education into mainstream higher education, helping institutions and individual educators improve the quality, scale and breadth of education. For more information, visit www.sloanconsortium.org.
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