Technical University of Delft Online Leader Named to First Streaming Media Dream Team for Lecture Capture With Mediasite

By Prne, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, May 13, 2009

MADISON, Wisconsin - Leon Huijbers recognized for creating Collegerama, TU Delft’s campus-wide online learning initiative

Sonic Foundry, Inc. (Nasdaq: SOFO), the recognized market leader for rich media webcasting and knowledge management, is pleased to announce that Leon Huijbers of the Technical University of Delft has been named to the 2009 Streaming Media Dream Team, the inaugural list honoring excellence in Europe’s streaming professionals.

Huijbers was honored for creating TU Delft’s lecture capture initiative Collegerama ( built around the Mediasite webcasting and knowledge management platform. TU Delft’s Mediasite program captures an average of 300 hours of content each month, and its current 3,500 hours of presentations are viewed more than 10,000 times per week. Between 100-150 presentations are streamed simultaneously, with up to 400 different viewers accessing presentations at once. Three years after its launch Collegerama continues to grow under the direction and vision of Huijbers.

“This year’s Streaming Media Dream Team represents the diversity of the online video industry today, from the entertainment industry to education and the enterprise, and from hard-core technologists to conceptual visionaries,” says Streaming Media editor Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen. “Leon Huijbers has a passion for online video that goes beyond merely advancing his own personal and professional agendas to pushing the entire industry forward. He’s a superstar, but he’s a team player, too.”

In addition to his position on the Dream Team, Huijbers is one of 10 international rich media experts chosen to serve on the advisory board for Streaming Media Europe. In this role he will advise on developments in the international streaming media arena that have an impact on the themes, content and direction of the Streaming Media community.

“Just a few years ago wide-scale lecture capture on our campus was a challenge. Through an enduring partnership with Sonic Foundry my team has been able to revitalize the digital learning environment, and create a successful initiative to bring the worlds of online and on-campus learning together,” said Leon Huijbers, staff manager of the multimedia department at TU Delft. “To be recognized by Streaming Media, the leading publication in the industry, is a true honor.”

“At Sonic Foundry it is our privilege to partner with streaming media leaders around the globe, and Leon is among the best. He has shown unmatched service and dedication while cultivating lecture capture at TU Delft,” said Rob Lipps, executive vice president of sales at Sonic Foundry. “We are proud of Leon’s accomplishments, and his inclusion among the elite streaming media professionals in Europe is well deserved.”

For more about the Mediasite program at TU Delft, visit: Press release: Case study: Webinar: Rich Media Impact Award:

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.

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Source: Sonic Foundry, Inc.

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

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