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Sonic Foundry Partners with the Sloan Consortium to Deliver Online Learning Symposium
Jul 20, 2010 (12:07 PM EDT)


As the Coast-to-Coast Technology Partner, Sonic Foundry will once again power virtual symposium via Mediasite

MADISON, Wis., July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sonic Foundry, Inc. (Nasdaq: SOFO), the recognized market leader for rich media webcasting and knowledge management, is pleased to announce that the company is the Coast-to-Coast Technology Partner for the Sloan Consortium's third Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning Symposium . As part of the partnership, Sonic Foundry's Mediasite webcasting platform will be used to record and stream all sessions of the symposium, held July 20 - 23 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California.

The Symposium, a partnership of the Sloan Consortium, MERLOT and MoodleMoot, is designed to bring together individuals interested in the technological aspects of online learning, and focuses on the technologies that drive online learning effectiveness, and highlights research, applications and best practices of important emerging technological tools.  

This is the second year the Symposium is offering a virtual conference pass via Mediasite. Virtual attendees will have live access to the keynote, plenary, closing and more than 50 concurrent sessions, as well as the ability to interact through the conference's social networking site.

"The Symposium focuses on the technologies that drive online learning effectiveness, highlighting research, applications and best practices of important emerging technological tools. Streaming the sessions via Mediasite is a natural extension of that focus and integrates the onsite event with the virtual audience," said John Bourne, Executive Director of Sloan-C. "We are pleased to continue this partnership with Sonic Foundry, and look forward to continuing our mutual dedication to providing access to education anytime, anywhere." 

The Symposium will be webcasted with Mediasite by Sonic Foundry. Trusted by more than 600 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 1,800 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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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.