WebED Aims to Revolutionize Teacher Development

Published June 1, 2000

WebED, Inc., an online education company, provides K-12 educators, administrators, and school personnel with the opportunity to earn professional development credit through Internet-based courses. Aiming to ensure that participants receive “inspired and meaningful educational experiences of the highest quality,” the company applies strict standards in its choice of content providers, product developers, management, and academic and institutional affiliations.

“Our vision is to expand the universe of discovery for educators and other professionals by offering limitless access to education resources,” explained Bill O’Connell, WebED’s CEO. “Through the power of the Internet, educators and administrators can earn professional development and graduate credit from the comfort of their homes or schools.”

WebED (http://www.WebEd.com) has recently announced the signing of contracts to deliver, through affiliates of the Association of Educational Service Agencies, more than 330,000 courses in 17 states. The company also has established formal academic relationships with a number of leading academic, philanthropic, and media organizations, including Endicott College, National Education Institute, The Poe Center for Health Education, U.S. Learning Systems, The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, and New Hampshire Public Television.

Incorporated in 1998 and based in Hampton, New Hampshire, WebED was founded to provide professionals in the education industry with high-quality continuing education courses through the speed, efficiency, and convenience of the Internet.

For more information . . .

visit WebED Inc.’s Web site at http://www.WebEd.com. Or contact Kevin Stickney, vice president for marketing, at 603/929-8600, ext. 247, email [email protected].