MADISON, Wis., Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.
To register for the online event visit http://upcea.edu/summit-online-learning/.
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 http://upcea.edu/summit-online-learning/agenda.html.
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.
About Sonic Foundry®, Inc.
Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ: SOFO, www.sonicfoundry.com) 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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