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.

Laurel Shaw SilkWeb

Laurel Shaw (Silk), MAEd

CEO

I have enjoyed working with a variety of academic institutions and corporations during my 20+ years as an instructional designer and e-learning leader. I am Húŋkpapȟa Lakota and an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. I grew up in Arizona and have lived in White River, Crown King, and Scottsdale. I attended Arizona State University. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Master of Arts degree in Adult Education and Instructional Technology. I founded SilkWeb in 2006.

I have been in the education industry for over 20 years where I have focused on delivering quality online adult education and training. I spent several years as a faculty member where I taught English 101 and 102 as well as World Literature. I taught overseas in Rome, Italy as an instructor of English as a Second Language and a private tutor to the Constable of Rome. I am the co-author of seven books including: Health Professions, Wind Energy, Wind Power Generation and Distribution, Wind Turbine Control Systems, Wind Turbine Technology and Design, and Online Student Success.

I have extensive experience working in Canvas, Blackboard, Ultra, and Cornerstone. I started SilkWeb in 2006 and have built my company's reputation based on the timely delivery of quality instructional design products and expertise. I have worked with top government and state institutions as both a prime and a sub-contractor for the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Education, the State of California, the State of Delaware, and the State of Georgia.

My company and all of its employes are based in the United States and we provide services in North America. My company does not engage in overseas outsourcing and we stand firm behind our commitment to American quality and customer satisfaction.

Michael Shaw SilkWeb

Dr. Michael T Shaw, PhD

COO/President

Dr. Shaw is the Chief Operations 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; and 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.

Dr. Shaw attended Arizona State University and has an academic background in organizational psychology and business leadership. He has taught and developed hundreds of online courses and previously worked for one of the world's leading academic publishers. He is the co-author of 6 books on renewable energy.

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