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About Katie Egan

Katie started CourseArc in 2015 with Bethany Meyer. Katie is a Maryland native and received her BA degree in History and Education and MA Degree in Instructional Design from UMBC. Katie lives in Fulton, MD with her two daughters and dog, Casper. When she isn't working, she is most likely running or watching her girls play basketball or enjoying a quiet moment listening to a record on vinyl.

Traits of Adult Learners

Working with adult learners comes with a lot of perks. They’re savvy, motivated learners who have specific goals in mind and they bring valuable personal experience that instructors can leverage to create engaging learning experiences. There are four key traits of adult learners that are important to keep in mind to build a comfortable, supportive learning environment that they’ll appreciate.

Leveling Up Your Professional Learning

There is an undeniable opportunity to level-up digital content and engage with a larger audience. Whether looking to hire and retain the right people or create valuable paid content for your target audience, the expectations of content consumers are rising. Are you ready to provide compelling online content? Here's how.

12 Helpful Resources for Instructional Design

If you’ve been meaning to learn a thing or two about instructional design (or brush up your skills by diving into something new), this comprehensive resource round-up is the perfect place to start.

Design for Non-Designers

You don’t need to be a designer to use design to your advantage: from the typeface and colors you select to the images that accompany your text, the design elements you choose are all part of communicating effectively with your audience. Understanding and executing a few design basics can enhance any document, online course, website, or any other project, and gives a greater chance of connecting with your audience beyond text alone.

Q&A: EarthEcho International

For over 15 years, EarthEcho International has worked tirelessly to inspire and engage youth to protect and restore the planet. CourseArc had the opportunity to chat with Phillippe Cousteau, founder of EarthEcho, to see how EarthEcho has worked to inspire youth to work towards a more sustainable future. 

CourseArc Develops Tool that Enables Sharing of Course Content Across Counties and States

CourseArc has developed a feature that enables the sharing of course content across counties and states.

Q&A: We Are Marcus

COVID-19 has shed light on a number of issues within our country - with the obvious being major healthcare disparities among different socioeconomic and demographic groups. It has also shed light on disparities in education. We spoke with Christopher C. King, founder of We Are Marcus, an education technology company working to address inequities in education through mentorship.

Q&A: Maryland Historical Society

A worldwide pandemic can easily put the stops on any organization, and it is no different for a premier educational institution such as the Maryland Historical Society. Despite the drastic changes operations have undergone as a result of COVID-19, the Maryland Historical Society continues to delight the minds and hearts of students and history buffs alike through their online content.

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