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Sonic Foundry’s Webcasting Best Practice Webinars Surpass 100,000 Views

Company hosts over 150 live webinars on its Mediasite webcasting platform in past five years

MADISON, Wis. — November 29, 2011 — Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted market leader for enterprise webcasting and lecture capture, today announced that its free educational webinar series has garnered more than 100,000 views.

As part of the company’s webcasting best practices series, Mediasite by Sonic Foundry has hosted 159 live webinars since 2007. Those webinars, featuring leaders in webcasting from higher education, corporate, government and nonprofit organizations, have had 17,207 live views and 99,264 on-demand views, for a grand total of 116,471. In 2011 alone, the company’s live webcasts have been seen by 5,885 live viewers and 21,426 participants on-demand.

Sonic Foundry’s next live webinar, “Improving Student Outcomes with Lecture Capture Technology,” will take place on December 13 from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Central. Dr. Bob van den Brand from the Tilburg School of Economics and Management will discuss how he used Mediasite to launch the iSTAR Learning Project, an award-winning curriculum proven to improve the performance of both students and professors. To register and view other webinars on-demand, visit

“This is a tremendous milestone for Sonic Foundry, and one we are very proud of. That our webinars continue to attract such a robust following is a testament to the fact that we, along with our featured customers, are creating a knowledge archive of best practices that stands the test of time, and also allows us to explore ways webcasting can enhance learning, communication and training,” said Rob Lipps, executive vice president of Sonic Foundry. “With the release of Mediasite 6 next week, these best practices will be live streaming to mobile devices, further expanding the reach and impact of the valuable knowledge within the Mediasite user community.”

Sonic Foundry’s five most-viewed webinars are:
1. “Enhancing the Learning Environment with Rich Media: Best Practices,” featuring Pamela Havice, Nancy Meehan, Yuanyuan Zhang, and William Havice, of Clemson University

2. “Online Course Design: Proven Techniques For Enhancing Student Learning Using Rich Media Webcasting,” featuring Diane Zorn of York University

3. “Green Streaming: How Rich Media Can Help Your Organization Achieve Its Sustainability Goals,” featuring Scott Walker of Waveguide Consulting

4. “Rich Media Instruction: The Top Six Reasons Faculty Choose to Teach Online,” featuring Diane Zorn of York University

5. “Evaluating Lecture Capture Solutions – Understanding Your Total Cost of Ownership,” featuring Deirdre Jones of University of Toledo

About Sonic Foundry®, Inc.
Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ: SOFO, is the trusted market leader for enterprise webcasting and lecture capture, providing video communication solutions for education, business and government. Powered by the patented Mediasite webcasting platform and Mediasite Events group, the company empowers people to transform the way they communicate online, using video webcasts to bridge time and distance, accelerate research and improve performance. Product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of Sonic Foundry, Inc. or their respective owners.

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


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