CourseArc’s Core Values
Lifelong learning for all by all.
At CourseArc, lifelong learning is our passion. We approach work the way we approach life: with a desire to continuously improve and a healthy dose of curiosity. Success for all comes from ongoing education and training. And it must be available for all by all. We believe in leading by example and strive to remove barriers so everyone can learn. We foster a respectful, supportive, positive, inclusive, diverse, and proactive work environment. We celebrate how unique and diverse backgrounds and experiences create a better world. We want to learn as much from you as you learn from us. We urge you to be your exceptional self.
A Brief History of CourseArc
After spending years trying to find the right course authoring solution that met all of their needs, Katie Egan and Bethany Meyer banded together to build their own tool, which we all know now as CourseArc. CourseArc was Katie and Bethany’s comprehensive solution to the problems they encountered with existing tools on the market which were difficult to use, not fully WCAG and Section 508 compliant, required downloaded software, had expensive single-license pricing, didn’t allow collaboration, and made it difficult to establish and follow consistent design patterns while developing a course. CourseArc was introduced to the market in 2015 and has since become the leading content authoring and management system (CAMS) that supports organizations as they facilitate the collaborative creation of engaging, equitable, and accessible online content. CourseArc is certified as an MBE/DBE/SBE business.
About Katie Egan
Katie Egan is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of CourseArc. Like many professionals involved in the development of learning solutions, Katie Egan started her career as a dedicated teacher. As she progressed in her career as an educator, she realized that she could have the greatest impact on the lives of students by empowering educators to integrate better methods and technologies in their classrooms. Twenty years later, Katie has been responsible for countless successful course development efforts, having a significant impact on students and organizations.
Katie’s interest in designing engaging and high-quality online learning led her to the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), where she earned her Master’s in Instructional Design in 2004.
About Bethany Meyer
Bethany Meyer is the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of CourseArc. Bethany first met Katie at UMBC while she was an information systems student. Bethany, since a young age, had a passion for solving problems with technology, and interned as a web developer throughout high school. Bethany received her Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from UMBC as a scholar for the Center for Women in Technology. After college, she worked as a consultant with Katie part-time while working full-time as a developer for financial services firm, T. Rowe Price, and MGH, a media agency in Baltimore.
Katie and Bethany have since worked together to bring innovative solutions that combine instructional design best practices with cutting-edge technical development.
To address the gender gaps in STEM fields, Katie and Bethany are passionate about encouraging young girls to code and embrace technology. Katie is the co-founder of HowGirlsCode, a nonprofit, which offers after-school technology programs for elementary school-aged girls. Bethany regularly delivers speeches and mentors young girls on the topic of opportunities available to women in technology. Katie and Bethany volunteer each summer at the Mind, Body, and Coding camp offered at UMBC for elementary school girls.