Mediasite Partners with WCET to Create Hybrid Annual Conference
Conference sessions to be offered via webcast
MADISON, Wis. — October 25, 2011 — Mediasite by Sonic Foundry, Inc.(NASDAQ: SOFO), the recognized market leader for rich media webcasting, lecture capture and knowledge management, will webcast the 23rd Annual Conference of WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) taking place this week in Denver, Colorado.
Using Mediasite to record and archive the sessions is part of a greater initiative by WCET to connect virtual and in-person attendees. All general sessions of the conference will be streamed and available for viewing at http://wcetconference.wiche.edu/.
“Our community members who are unable to physically attend the conference greatly appreciate the opportunity to view the Annual Conference general sessions and be part of the larger conversations taking place at WCET. Mediasite provides tremendous value and benefit to us and our audience,” said Megan Raymond, manager of WCET's events and programs.
WCET was founded by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) in 1989 as the Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications. WCET's early goals were to meet a growing need to integrate distance learning and education technology into the academic services of higher education institutions across 15 Western states. These institutions chose to join forces to evaluate and share best practices, knowing the challenges and solutions were bigger than any one institution or state. Since then, WCET has evolved beyond its Western focus. Membership spans the nation, representing nearly every state and several countries.
Mediasite by Sonic Foundry is the trusted market leader for enterprise webcasting, hybrid events and lecture capture. Chosen by more than 900 colleges and universities, the award-winning Mediasite webcasting and content management system quickly and cost-effectively automates the capture, management, delivery and search of video presentations and accompanying graphics for live or on-demand viewing.
About WCET (WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies)
WCET accelerates the adoption of effective practices and policies, advancing excellence in technology-enhanced teaching and learning in higher education.