Live Webinar - From Promise to Practice: Proven Strategies to Accelerate Your Campus-Wide Online Learning Initiative

By Prne, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, March 17, 2009

MADISON, Wisconsin - The Dutch higher education market is one of the world’s most advanced in
lecture capture and Technical University of Delft leads the pack, recording
80 class hours that attract 10,000 views - each and every week. But the
widespread success of this ambitious campus program did not come without the
usual challenges.

Sonic Foundry, Inc. (Nasdaq: SOFO), the recognized market leader for rich
media webcasting and knowledge management, will host a webinar in which Leon
Huijbers will discuss how he and his Multimedia Department overcame the
space, funding and workforce shortages that initially threatened the lecture
capture initiative.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 24, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Central
WHERE: To register for this complimentary webinar, visit

Huijbers will present the successful strategies that ultimately engaged
The faculty, staff and academic leadership of the university, resulting in
one of the largest and most successful lecture capture programs in the world.
Discussion points include:

– Methods to roll out a campus-wide online learning initiative
under one umbrella brand
— Strategies to garner support among stakeholders and influencers,
from the student council to the chancellor
— Suggestions on how to counter the objections of reluctant faculty
by accommodating their preferences for instruction and channeling
student enthusiasm
— Tactics to source educational technology solutions from multiple
perspectives, including opinions from AV, IT and academic staff
— Advice to overcome infrastructure challenges to accelerate
getting lecture capture technology into tech-less classrooms


Leon Huijbers is Manager of the Campus Congress Centre and Multimedia
Department at Technical University of Delft. He is the founding father of
Collegerama, a web-based environment to organize and publish scientific
educational content. He consults regularly with staff from institutes in
different countries to help create synergetic distance learning solutions.
Prior to his current position, he led mass media campaigns at the Dutch
Government Department of Information. Raised in Noordwijk, The Netherlands,
Huijbers is Chairman of the national group of Media Directors in Education,
CAWO. He publishes and speaks regularly on the subject of technology enhanced
learning, and he and his team were honored with the 2008 Rich Media Impact
Award by Sonic Foundry for Excellence in Education.


Sean Brown, Sonic Foundry’s VP of Education

About Sonic Foundry(R), Inc.

Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ: SOFO, is the global leader
for rich media webcasting and knowledge management, providing enterprise
communication solutions for more than 1,500 customers in 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 Events 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.

Source: Sonic Foundry, Inc.

Tammy Kramer of Sonic Foundry, +1-608-237-8592, tammyk at

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