MADISON, Wis. - October 10, 2012 - Sonic Foundry, Inc.
(NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted market leader for video
management and academic, enterprise and event webcasting,
continues its Coast-to-Coast technology partnership with
the Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) by using Mediasite to
webcast the 18th Annual International Conference on Online
Learning this week in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
This is the fifth year Sloan-C has offered attendees a
blended or hybrid conference via Mediasite for this
conference, which takes place October 10-12 at the Walt
Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. The conference
provides the latest research and best practices in online
and blended learning programs and is geared to experienced
professionals as well as newcomers to online learning. It's
especially designed to meet the needs of college-level
faculty and administrators, instructional technology and
media professionals, instructional designers and trainers
in public and private sector organizations.
Select sessions, including the keynotes, plenary sessions,
featured sessions, topical information sessions and key
vendor showcase sessions, will be webcast live via Mediasite
6, allowing online audiences to watch the sessions from
their desktops or mobile devices. The recordings will also
be archived for on-demand viewing post-conference. Sloan-C
expects about 1100 of the 2650 attendees to participate
remotely via the
virtual attendance option. Remote participants will be
fully engaged in the conference, able to post questions in
each session and participate in discussions with the
Facebook Group and Twitter, using #aln12.
"With the interest in online learning exploding, our annual
meeting takes on even greater importance. Our relationship
with Mediasite helps those with schedule or budget
restrictions that don't permit them to travel to Orlando.
They can still get the full conference experience,
important and timely information and even the opportunity
to interact and question speakers and panelist right from
the comfort of their offices or homes by participating
through our virtual attendance option via Mediasite. Plus,
those on-site can go back and review what they learned
anytime on-demand," said Bruce Chaloux, Executive Director
and Chief Executive Officer, Sloan-C. "We're happy to
continue this long-term partnership with Sonic Foundry to
deliver high quality video to our on-site and remote
attendees, and with our virtual pass, each year our overall
Trusted by 1,100 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.
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.www.sloanconsortium.org.