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SilkWeb provides custom e-Learning, LMS solutions, and professional development services. SilkWeb also provides educational support services to tribal schools and colleges through the Bureau of Indian Education and State college systems. SilkWeb provides cybersecurity workforce development curriculum and custom training solutions for State, Tribal, and Federal clients.

We are Native owned and operated and have been a leading provider of custom e-learning and professional development training services since 2006. For over 17 years we have created innovative custom e-learning solutions using research-informed design and development techniques. Every custom e-learning solution we design is developed in-house by our instructional design experts and development team.

About SilkWeb:
Our Mission, Vision, and Values

Our mission is to improve learning outcomes through technology and make education accessible for all communities.

Our vision is accessible education for all learners, no matter where they live, their personal background, or their capability.

Our values of respect, equity, and improving lives lead us to build long-term relationships with our team members, our partners, and our clients. Our values have led SilkWeb to become a leader in working to improve accessibility in education through the use of technology.

SilkWeb's Founders

Laurel Silk, MAEd

Chief Executive Officer

With over 20 years of experience in the education industry and a track record for effectively leading teams, Laurel has an impressive background that sets her up as the perfect CEO to guide SilkWeb's growth. She excels at helping institutions develop custom courseware solutions and programming strategies ideal for driving student enrollment while maintaining academic excellence - especially within multicultural communities, including HBCUs and Tribal Colleges. A true force of knowledge and compassion, Laurel is a proud member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe who has dedicated herself to impacting multicultural communities for over 20 years. After receiving her Bachelor's degree in English and Master's Degree in Instructional Technology, she co-authored seven textbooks as a faculty member-- further demonstrating both her expertise and passion for education and technology. 

Michael Shaw, DM

Chief Operations Officer

With an impressive 20+ years in leadership and a wealth of teaching, business process development, and course creation skills under his belt, Dr. Shaw is the perfect choice for tackling modern managerial issues with critical yet creative thinking strategies. With two decades of leadership experience and a passion for research, Dr. Shaw is an impressive leader. He has not only taught hundreds of education courses but also applied his critical thinking to solve complex institutional problems, leading institutions through organizational changes. His decision-making skills have created new business processes and refined existing production cycles to optimize work progress whilst increasing revenue. Dr. Shaw has the expertise to ensure success for any project, from start to finish. With a Doctor of Management degree in Organizational Leadership and an MBA, Dr. Shaw is adept at planning, assigning resources strategically, and setting realistic budgets while keeping stakeholders informed throughout every step of the process - making sure everyone stays on track with their goals.

What Makes Us Different?

SilkWeb was founded in 2006, since then we have grown to over 50 employees and expanded our work across the United States. Our success is built on client collaboration, innovative idea sharing and building accessible resources that help students learn and grow.

We are proud to be American Owned and Operated

Quality Matters™

SilkWeb promotes QM™ standards in the industry and provides educational opportunities for our employees to promote lifelong learning.

8(a) Certified

SilkWeb earned its 8(a) Certification status in 2021 and is a GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Prime Contractor. 


Scottsdale, AZ, US

About Us

SilkWeb provides custom eLearning, LMS solutions, and professional development services. For over 17 years we have created innovative custom elearning solutions using research-informed design and development techniques. Every custom elearning solution we design is developed in-house by our instructional design experts and development team.

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