Our Experience

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.

Our Team

Our team works closely with you 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 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 SilkWeb to focus on the growing need for custom e-learning solutions offered in the United States.

Michael Shaw SilkWeb

Dr. Michael T Shaw

co-Founder & CEO

Mike is the Chief Executive Officer at SilkWeb Consulting & Development. He provides day-to-day operational leadership.

Laurel Shaw SilkWeb

Laurel Silk

co-Founder & President

Laurel has over 19 years of experience in educating adults through the use of face-to-face and e-learning modalities.  She has extensive experience working in Blackboard Learn and the new Ultra platform as well as Canvas and Moodle.

Kate Small

Kate Small

Instructional Design & Technology Specialist

Kate is a strategic, outcomes-focused IDT Specialist with over a decade of experience in adult education projects that combine technology with proven instructional methodologies. She has designed, written, edited, and developed learning materials in a wide variety of subject areas, with a special focus on technical education and training.

Jill Reid

Jill Reid

Instructional Design & Technology Specialist

Jill is a qualified teacher evaluator and has extensive training with the common core standards including teaching strategies, curriculum design to meet the standards, and the evaluator tools that will be used by districts to assess teachers and staff. Jill has written many undergraduate and K-12 courses as an instructional designer for SilkWeb.

Katie Larsen SilkWeb

Katie Larson

Course Builder

Working remotely with SilkWeb allows Katie to chase her dreams and advance her career simultaneously, and there’s no telling how far she'll go!

Nicole Bremer Nash

Nicole Bremer Nash

Director of Instructional Design

Nicole has been an integral part of the SilkWeb team since 2007. She has created content for e-learning applications, including writing and editing of educational texts and materials, e-learning design, and storyboards for digital assets. Nicole manages several project teams at SilkWeb and interacts with key clients on college and K-12 projects.

Lexie Shaw

Lexie Shaw

Social Media Specialist

Lexie is a digital native and brings her experience with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, and Google to manage SilkWeb's online marketing and user engagement.


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