Modern Campus, a modern learner engagement platform, announced the acquisition of DIGARC, a provider of academic catalog and curriculum management, class and student scheduling and student pathfinder software for higher education. The acquisition enables Modern Campus to accelerate its commitment to customer success by revolutionizing learner engagement with personalized digital experiences.
Founded in 2001, DIGARC is committed to aiding higher education institutions to engage students through the power of a connected, integrated curriculum.
Modern Campus will integrate its web experience platform and personalization engine with DIGARC’s comprehensive course curriculum management software. Together, they will empower higher education institutions to solve two of the biggest challenges they face today: attracting and converting prospective students, and creating a highly personalized and engaging pathway to on-time graduation. In most institutions today, accessing the course catalog – typically the first stop for prospective students after the homepage – requires navigating an often-cumbersome menu structure. Likewise, current students often struggle to set a path to successful program completion.
"There’s never been a more exciting time in higher education. The modern learner is a savvy consumer and their expectations of higher education institutions have changed. They expect a highly personalized, Netflix-like experience. They’re primarily focused on maximizing the return on one of the most important and largest investments they’ll make – their post-secondary education," said Brian Kibby, chief executive officer of Modern Campus. "For colleges and universities experiencing decreased enrollment, they need every advantage available to attract, engage and graduate the modern learner on time. The combination of DIGARC and Modern Campus helps deliver this, combining a highly personalized web experience with world-class catalog navigation."
"This is a perfect next step in DIGARC’s evolution and our ‘Connected Curriculum’ strategy. Since its founding, DIGARC has supported student recruitment and retention by engaging students via a powerful, connected, integrated curriculum," said Richard Becker, chief executive officer at DIGARC. "Together with Modern Campus, we’ll be able to deepen relationships with our higher education partners and extend our ability to improve user experience, establish a single source of truth across campuses and support student recruitment and retention."
"This acquisition is great news for customers of Modern Campus and DIGARC," said Stephen Rice, principal at The Riverside Company. "It’s clear higher education institutions are facing massive transformation, and need technology partners to help them accelerate and succeed. The Riverside Company is thrilled to play a role in making it happen, and we look forward to continued innovation and customer success."
DIGARC employees will join Modern Campus, forming a higher education powerhouse of exceptional industry talent. Brian Kibby will remain CEO of Modern Campus.
Published: Friday, June 11, 2021
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