MADISON, Wisconsin, March 18 /PRNewswire/ --
The Dutch higher education market is one of the world's most advanced in lecture capture and Technical University of Delft leads the pack, recording 80 class hours that attract 10,000 views - each and every week. But the widespread success of this ambitious campus program did not come without the usual challenges.
Sonic Foundry, Inc. (Nasdaq: SOFO), the recognized market leader for rich media webcasting and knowledge management, will host a webinar in which Leon Huijbers will discuss how he and his Multimedia Department overcame the space, funding and workforce shortages that initially threatened the lecture capture initiative.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 24, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Central WHERE: To register for this complimentary webinar, visit www.sonicfoundry.com/register
Huijbers will present the successful strategies that ultimately engaged The faculty, staff and academic leadership of the university, resulting in one of the largest and most successful lecture capture programs in the world. Discussion points include:
-- Methods to roll out a campus-wide online learning initiative under one umbrella brand -- Strategies to garner support among stakeholders and influencers, from the student council to the chancellor -- Suggestions on how to counter the objections of reluctant faculty by accommodating their preferences for instruction and channeling student enthusiasm -- Tactics to source educational technology solutions from multiple perspectives, including opinions from AV, IT and academic staff -- Advice to overcome infrastructure challenges to accelerate getting lecture capture technology into tech-less classrooms
Leon Huijbers is Manager of the Campus Congress Centre and Multimedia Department at Technical University of Delft. He is the founding father of Collegerama, a web-based environment to organize and publish scientific educational content. He consults regularly with staff from institutes in different countries to help create synergetic distance learning solutions. Prior to his current position, he led mass media campaigns at the Dutch Government Department of Information. Raised in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Huijbers is Chairman of the national group of Media Directors in Education, CAWO. He publishes and speaks regularly on the subject of technology enhanced learning, and he and his team were honored with the 2008 Rich Media Impact Award by Sonic Foundry for Excellence in Education.
Sean Brown, Sonic Foundry's VP of Education
About Sonic Foundry(R), Inc.
Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ: SOFO, www.sonicfoundry.com) 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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