Mediasite Helps Laid Off Workers Earn Degrees and Retrain for the Changing Job Market
Adult students in
The Rock County Engineering Program is a collaboration between UW-Rock County, which provides students with general education requirements and introductory engineering courses, and UW-Platteville, which provides instruction in mechanical or electrical engineering. Students in the program can take courses online via Mediasite or traditionally in
Douglas credits his pursuit of a degree to the
“With Mediasite we’re helping students build their communities and maintain their lives,” said
“When we talk about educating the workforce we usually talk about training, but when people get a four year degree they have a career rather than a job. All of a sudden a lot of doors open that weren’t even there before,” said Lerner. “Those are the programs that allow people to be promoted to become managers or supervisors. With this degree you’re not only trained in engineering, but you’re also trained to reinvent yourself, innovate and adapt to the constantly changing workplace. And that’s what’s really valuable.”
“This collaborative engineering program is a great model for using Mediasite to remove the barriers of time and place for individuals who see education as a key to their success in this economy. Sonic Foundry is proud to join the UW-Platteville and
The patented Mediasite webcasting and content management system quickly and cost-effectively automates the capture, management, delivery and search of rich media presentations that combine audio, video and accompanying graphics for live or on-demand viewing.
This announcement is part of Sonic Foundry’s next-gen education initiative. With its higher education Mediasite community now topping 600 colleges and universities, the company is highlighting customer stories that exemplify the convergence of technology and education. Through webinars, news and speaking engagements, Mediasite users around the globe are sharing their best practices for using lecture capture to bridge time and distance, accelerate research and improve academic performance.
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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