About Katie Egan

In 2014, Katie and her lead developer, Bethany Meyer, developed the concept for CourseArc and launched the beta version in 2015. She combines a broad educational technology background with program planning and project management expertise to help organizations deliver high quality learning solutions. Prior to starting CourseArc, Katie ran her own consulting company providing clients with program planning, instructional design, and eLearning solutions. She worked with companies and organizations to design and deliver eLearning, to conduct needs analysis and program review in order to make recommendations for improvement, to plan and deliver professional development for employees, to lead large-scale grant applications that include eLearning, and to provide documentation and process improvement to management. Previously, Katie worked for Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) as the secondary specialist in the Office of Instructional Technology. As a specialist with BCPS, Katie led the creation of teacher professional development using eLearning and developed over 10 courses using both blended and fully online formats using Desire2Learn and Blackboard. Later, Katie led several large scale, multi-million dollar federal grants focusing on eLearning with multiple stakeholders, partners, internal employees, and contractors. Katie received her BA degree in History and Education and MA Degree in Instructional Design from UMBC. In addition, she has completed many professional training courses such as PMP, Flash, ADL Co-Lab Scorm School, HTML/Dreamweaver, Captivate, and Articulate. Katie has also presented at national conferences on eLearning and is knowledgeable regarding current trends in technical and eLearning solutions, such as Learning Management Systems (LMS), writing for English as a Second Language Learners (ESL), accessibility requirements, HTML 5, Javascript, .css, and responsive design/mobile.

How Two Institutions use Quality Matters and CourseArc for Course Design

Quality courses use tools that engage all learners in multiple ways. In this webinar, you’ll hear how instructional designers from the University of Alaska and American University leverage tools such as CourseArc to design and develop quality online courses that meet QM standards.

2020-02-10T10:29:43+00:00February 10th, 2020|Instructional Design, Online Learning|0 Comments

Accessibility in Online Learning

The most successful strategy for creating an equitable tech experience is the use of a platform that employs an accessible design in the earliest content development stages. CourseArc is dedicated to ensuring content is accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. CourseArc allows easy creation of WCAG 2.1 AA compliant content and assessments.

2019-03-20T13:06:40+00:00March 20th, 2019|Accessibility, CourseArc, eLearning Tools, WCAG|0 Comments

CourseArc Announces Partnership with Idaho Digital Learning

Idaho Digital Learning will be using CourseArc to create accessible content that is developed collaboratively and shared within the Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance.

2019-03-08T19:02:25+00:00March 8th, 2019|Case Studies, CourseArc, Online Learning|0 Comments

WCAG 2.1: What You Need To Know

CourseArc's intuitive approach to course development makes creating engaging and interactive online courses simple, and accessibility is never an afterthought. The recently released WCAG 2.1 requirements spell out how to ensure content is accessible for all learners. We are pleased to share that after internal and third-party review, we are in full compliance with the new A and AA criteria.

2018-09-11T13:04:43+00:00August 21st, 2018|Accessibility, CourseArc, eLearning Tools|0 Comments

Customize Your Classroom with Blended Learning

The growing presence of technology in the classroom provides education leaders and teachers opportunities to customize learning content from the district level to the student level. A well-developed education technology product also allows a teacher to play to his or her own strengths, as well as the students', by combining traditional teaching methods with technology for blended learning.

2018-05-14T18:04:17+00:00April 16th, 2018|CourseArc, eLearning Tools, Online Learning|0 Comments

Why Accessibility Matters in Online Learning

Classrooms of all types, traditional and virtual, K-12, higher ed, and professional, use technology every day to prepare students through online learning. When used strategically and creatively, educational technology can provide meaningful opportunities for students. But instructors and administrators must make sure the digital learning is accessible to all students, including those with disabilities. 

2020-01-24T10:12:42+00:00January 30th, 2018|Accessibility, CourseArc, eLearning Tools|0 Comments