12 May Distance Education Conference Selects Sonic Foundry to Make Keynotes, Panel Presentations Available On-Demand
MADISON, WI – Aug. 11 Sonic Foundry a rich media solutions company, today announced the 19th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning will use its Mediasite Live rich media Web presentation system to capture the keynote addresses and panel presentations, and make them available on-demand via the Web and on CDs containing this year’s conference proceedings.
Held Aug. 13-15 at the Monona Terrace Conference Center in Madison, Wis., the Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning is recognized internationally as one of the premier distance education and training events. The conference addresses the needs of educators, trainers, managers and designers from throughout the world who are involved in the application of technology to the teaching and learning process and in the planning, administration and management of distance education programs. It brings together more than 1,000 professionals representing higher education institutions, K-12 school districts, businesses and a variety of government and military organizations. For more information, visit www.uwex.edu/disted/conference/.
Recognizing the value of capturing rich information delivered by industry leaders, a growing number of conference organizers are turning to Mediasite Live to Webcast presentations from their events, including the New Media Consortium Summer Conference, a higher education technology conference, and the Slice of Life medical workshops. By making keynote presentations and other special events available for live and convenient on-demand consumption, organizers are able to reach a wider audience and extend the life of content traditionally available on an in-person, one-time-only basis.
“The use of communication technology continues to revolutionize the way
organizations and education institutions reach out to broader audiences and obtain additional value from presentations and lectures,” said William Winfield, director of the 19th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning. “To demonstrate firsthand the latest online capabilities during our conference we’re utilizing Sonic Foundry’s Mediasite Live, a highly advanced system that automates the entire Web presentation delivery and archive process.”
By automating all of the time-consuming and complex processes traditionally associated with rich media online communications, Mediasite Live is changing the way organizations create, disseminate and re-use information. What once required hours of work by technicians with specialized skills and tools, now non-technical users in real time can accomplish effortlessly..
“Mediasite Live is an ideal solution for trade shows and special events because it doesn’t create any additional burdens for event organizers or the presenters themselves,” said James Dias, vice president of marketing and sales for Sonic Foundry. “The Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning, in particular, is an important opportunity for the country’s leading practitioners of distributed learning to use this technology first-hand and experience the benefits of the newest generation of real-time rich media systems.”