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UPCEA Partners With Mediasite by Sonic Foundry to Webcast First Online Learning Summit

All plenary sessions streamed via Mediasite and available via online conference pass

MADISON, Wis. – September 15, 2011 – Sonic Foundry, Inc.(NASDAQ: SOFO), the recognized market leader for rich media webcasting, lecture capture and knowledge management, today announced Mediasite by Sonic Foundry has partnered with the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) to webcast the first Summit on the Future of Online Learning this week in Chicago.

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The Summit on the Future of Online Learning is designed to address critical questions about the rise of online learning and its impact on shaping the future of higher education. All plenary sessions will be streamed live via Mediasite for attendees who have registered for a virtual conference pass. These Mediasite presentations will then be webcast online in real-time to the live remote audience, and available for on-demand playback by both onsite and virtual attendees.

“This Summit comes at a pivotal time in the evolution of online learning,” says Bob Hansen, UPCEA CEO. “With the ongoing financial crisis and increased competition from for-profit institutions, it is time for education leaders to address critical questions that will impact the trajectory of the field. We’re pleased to partner with Mediasite by Sonic Foundry to share the knowledge gained at this conference with a much wider audience.”

Panelists include Todd Leach, President, Granite State College; Sylvia Manning, President, Higher Learning Commission; Frank Mayadas, Senior Advisor, Sloan Foundation; George Mehaffy, Vice President for Academic Leadership and Change, American Association of State Colleges and Universities; Diana Oblinger, President & CEO, EDUCAUSE; Russ Poulin, Deputy Director, Research and Analysis, WCET; Ray Schroeder, Director, Office of Technology & Enhanced Learning, University of Illinois-Springfield; and Joel Thierstein, Senior Advisor and Counsel, Office of Undersecretary, U.S. Department of Education. The full agenda can be viewed at

The conference will be webcast via Mediasite by Sonic Foundry. Trusted by more than 900 colleges and universities, the patented Mediasite webcasting and content 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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