Live Webinar: Everything You Wanted to Know About Lecture Capture But Were Afraid to Ask

Sonic Foundry hosts live webinar

Oct 13, 2010, 14:24 ET from Sonic Foundry, Inc.

ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EDUCAUSE Booth #915 -- Chances are you've already heard of lecture capture, maybe by another name: elearning, online classes, distance education or even coursecasting. Sonic Foundry, Inc. (Nasdaq: SOFO), the recognized market leader for rich media webcasting and knowledge management, is hosting a live webinar to give you a solid understanding of this educational technology.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. CDT

WHERE: To register for this complimentary webinar, visit

According to the 2009 Campus Computing survey, more than half of all universities already have a strategic plan for academic webcasting or are working on one. The Sloan Consortium says more than a quarter of all students now take at least one online course. And analysts predict the lecture capture market is going to triple over the next five years.

So here's your chance for Lecture Capture 101 - jot down your questions and get ready to ask the market leader everything you ever wanted to know about putting your lectures online. First we'll present the basics with examples you can reference - including photos, anecdotes and published research - and then we'll take your questions live, including:

  • How does lecture capture work exactly? Do we really need hardware? Isn't software a more affordable approach? And couldn't we just build a system like this ourselves?
  • Is it true if you put lectures online that students won't come to class? Or if they do come to class, they don't take notes or participate?
  • Why stream video? Why not webcast just the audio and PowerPoint?
  • How does teaching with Mediasite compare to teaching in a classroom built for videoconferencing?
  • Isn't lecture capture just a way for the university to steal a professor's intellectual property?


Sean Brown, Sonic Foundry VP Education, has 16 years of product management and education business development experience at IBM, Apple and Oracle before coming to Sonic Foundry in 2002. Mr. Brown is a past president and board member of the Hopkins Foundation for Innovation in Education. His core focus is simplifying digital media to improve use and outcomes.


Erica St. Angel, Sonic Foundry

About Sonic Foundry®, Inc.

Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ: SOFO, is the global leader for rich media webcasting and knowledge management, providing enterprise communication solutions for education, business and government. Powered by Mediasite, the patented webcasting platform which automates the capture, management, delivery and search of lectures, online training and briefings, Sonic Foundry empowers people to transform the way they communicate. Through the Mediasite platform and its Event Services group, the company helps customers connect a dynamic, evolving world of shared knowledge and envisions a future where learners and workers around the globe use webcasting 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.

Certain statements contained in this news release regarding matters that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements. Because such forward-looking statements include risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, uncertainties pertaining to continued market acceptance for Sonic Foundry's products, its ability to succeed in capturing significant revenues from media services and/or systems, the effect of new competitors in its market, integration of acquired business and other risk factors identified from time to time in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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