SilkWeb - an eLearning Company offering Custom eLearning Development and Other Instructional Design Services


SilkWeb is a top tier e-learning company based in sunny Scottsdale Arizona. We offer a variety of instructional design services with a focus on custom e-learning course development. We also offer LMS programming and course development and a variety of online corporate training solutions. This includes our free online corporate training library hosting over 150 high need courses in areas including compliance, safety, and manager training. Our e-learning developers are skilled at providing cutting edge, custom e-learning solutions and consulting.

Voted top eLearning company 5 years in a row.

Our e-learning services include HTML5 development, simulations, including mobile learning applications. We offer LMS course development services for any LMS including Canvas, D2L, Blackboard, Google Classroom, and Moodle. We can also handle all of your custom LMS development and migrations, platform management, and testing. Our instructional design services include a lesson plan, syllabus, quiz, worksheet, rubric, and instructor guide writing. We also can handle course mapping and updates.

Our instructional design team can work in most learning management systems. We can take over all your LMS needs including migrations, administration, course builds, and content integration. Our instructional design approach is personalized to your needs. Our team is 100 percent US-based eliminating communication, quality, and time zone issues, while our instructional design services are competitive with off-shore solutions.

eLearning Company Experience

As an eLearning company, SilkWeb understands the challenges of creating custom e-learning solutions. We have over 20 years of experience in providing custom e-learning services in higher education. We proudly offer custom e-learning design templates, custom e-learning products, mobile learning solutions, and blended or hybrid learning solutions.

SilkWeb Team

What makes our team different from those found at other e-learning companies? Our team works hand in hand with you and our experts to develop your custom e-learning solution. We conduct the requirements analysis, map out the instructional design, and oversee the time management aspects of your project, to ensure that the quality and timeliness of your custom e-learning projects are never compromised. Our team members are all US-based and available to talk about your project in real-time.

SilkWeb Story

SilkWeb began as a collaboration between Laurel Silk and Michael Shaw. They came together through their work at various universities in Arizona and founded an e-learning company named SilkWeb to focus on the growing need for custom e-learning course solutions.

Michael Shaw SilkWeb

Dr. Michael T Shaw, PhD


Dr. Shaw is the Chief Executive Officer at SilkWeb Consulting & Development. He provides day-to-day operational leadership and is directly accountable for overall strategic direction and success of instructional and curriculum design organization. He oversees SilkWeb's teams including marketing and sales, ID and curriculum development, video development, content writers, and support staff.  Dr. Shaw actively collaborates with stakeholders; effectively communicates and leads curricula design; develops key learning solutions. He is responsible for overall marketing strategy and promotional products, and client sales. Dr. Shaw is skilled at providing a wide range of curriculum services including all aspects of e-learning development, instructional design, lesson plans, program design, 2D and 3D animations, storyboarding, PowerPoint presentations, and case studies. He is a proficient user of Articulate Storyline 360 Suite, Adobe Captivate, and is an expert in Moodle, Canvas, and Blackboard content development and integration.

Laurel Shaw SilkWeb

Laurel Silk, MAEd


Ms. Silk has been in the higher education industry for over 20 years and primarily has worked in online adult education. She spent several years as a faculty member teaching English 101 and 102 as well as World Literature online. Ms. Silk has extensive experience working in Blackboard Learn, Ultra, Canvas, and Moodle. She co-founded SilkWeb with her business partner in 2006 and since then has grown the company into a multi-million dollar business and built a strong reputation for SilkWeb amongst the top colleges and academic publishers in the United States. Ms. Silk is fluent in instructional design and adult learning modalities and has worked with public and private institutions to formulate academic programs in Nursing, Business Administration, and Education. She leads the instructional design and development team at SilkWeb and provides day-to-day supervision of all large institutional projects. Ms. Silk is skilled at Camtasia, Final Cut Pro, Vyond, and is an expert in Blackboard and Canvas.

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