|[July 17, 2014]
Sonic Foundry Live Streams Education Technology Conference, BbWorld 2014
LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--
BbWorld Booth #605 - Sonic Foundry (News - Alert), Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted
leader for video creation and management
solutions, today announced that it will live stream BbWorld,
Blackboard's (News - Alert) annual user conference this week in Las Vegas, Nev., in an
effort to broaden the audience reach of the conference.
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company that is
reimagining education by advancing new learning models. BbWorld, which
takes place July 15 to 17, is the company's annual user conference that
attracts more than 2,000 administrators, academic leaders, instructors
and technical experts from around the world for networking and sharing
best practices. Mediasite Events will stream the keynotes and select
sessions live, and the recordings will also be available on-demand for
At booth #605, Sonic Foundry will show the latest innovations to
Mediasite Enterprise Video Platform, the most flexible and open approach
to creating, uploading, managing and distributing all video-based
content, alongwith Mediasite Showcase, the new interactive portal for
organizations to collect, spotlight and share their live and on-demand
video content with private and public communities. In addition, Sonic
Foundry will show the Mediasite Building Block for Blackboard Learn,
the company's flagship learning environment - any Mediasite-recorded
lecture, presentation or meeting, whether live or on-demand, can be
published to Blackboard Learn. Both Mediasite and Blackboard Learn are
conformant with the IMS Global Learning Consortium's Basic Learning
Tools Interoperability (LTI) standard, providing seamless
integration and single sign-on for Mediasite content in Blackboard Learn.
"With Mediasite, faculty are flipping classrooms and preserving
classroom learning, grades are improving and schools becoming
increasingly competitive with online programs. Our integration with
Blackboard Learn means students have anytime access to Mediasite rich
video recordings from their managed courses within the learning
environment," said Rob Lipps, executive vice president, Sonic Foundry.
"We're honored to continue our long-standing partnership with Blackboard
and for the first time record and stream BbWorld to extend the knowledge
sharing long after the conference has ended."
Mediasite by Sonic Foundry is the video management, lecture capture and
academic webcasting platform of choice for 1,250 colleges and
universities in 58 countries. Last year more than 2 million hours of
academic video were created with Mediasite, receiving 30 million views.
About Sonic Foundry®, Inc.
Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ: SOFO) is the trusted leader for video capture,
management and webcasting solutions in education, business and
government. The patented Mediasite
Enterprise Video Platform transforms communications, training,
education and events for 2,800 customers in 58 countries. The company
empowers organizations to reach everyone through the power of video;
accelerating knowledge-sharing, preserving valuable content, building
stronger teams and getting results.
© 2014 Sonic Foundry, Inc. Product and service names mentioned herein
are the trademarks of Sonic Foundry, Inc. or their respective owners.
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