Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the maker of Mediasite Enterprise
Video Platform, today announces that The Ohio State University, one of
the country's top 20 public universities according to U.S. News &
World Report, uses Mediasite for campus-wide lecture capture and
Prior to deploying Mediasite in March 2013, there was no unified
solution to capture and manage lecture content. Instructors had to
choose a software recording option, upload their videos for transcoding
and then wait days while they were prepared individually for their
students. Now, faculty and staff across campus can use Mediasite to
record their lectures, make quick edits if needed and share instantly
with students and colleagues. Recording is simple, web uploads are
automated and distribution is easy as sharing a link.
"Offering a secure, self-service platform like Mediasite for faculty
across colleges to record and host their content is extremely valuable,"
said David Hooker, Innovation Lead, Office of Distance Education and
eLearning. "Mediasite's powerful video analytics also provide faculty
with a complete picture of student engagement. Viewer data shows
instructors who is watching what content and when. They can then use
that information to design courses accordingly to best benefit students."
To accelerate even wider use, the university installed My
Mediasite Desktop Recorder software on all classroom computers,
allowing faculty and staff to create and share videos, lectures and
assignments from any evice and location. Mediasite
Enterprise Video Platform ensures the content is searchable, secure
and organized in one place. Since Ohio State began using Mediasite,
nearly 7,000 academic videos - 3,200 hours - have been created,
garnering more than 180,000 total views.
In August, the university will upgrade to Mediasite
7, including Mediasite MultiView, for multiple, fully-synchronized
high definition feeds, and dual video capture.
"The creation of Mediasite video is growing by 49 percent annually at
colleges and universities around the world. In its first year using
Mediasite, Ohio State University faculty created an impressive number of
rich media presentations, right on pace with the usage statistics we're
seeing globally," said Gary Weis, chief executive officer, Sonic
Foundry. "When that content is created and managed on a single platform
and just a click away from anyone who needs it, it becomes an invaluable
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.
With Mediasite, faculty flip classrooms and capture in-class
instruction, students report better grades and schools successfully
expand their competitive online programs.
About The Ohio State University
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources,
where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and
the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research
university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research
institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students
(including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14
colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students
tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the
sciences and the professions.
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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