ThePort Network and Web Courseworks Announce New Partnership to Strengthen Learning Communities for Associations

Madison, WI, April 22, 2010 --( Web Courseworks, a provider of eLearning and hosted learning management services, and ThePort Network, a social media platform provider, today announced their strategic partnership. The partnership will provide customers with integrated services between Web Courseworks’ web-based learning management system (LMS), CourseStage™ and ThePort’s social media platform called ThePort Social.

“Engaging learners through community building activities is becoming an ever-important part of online learning. Partnering with ThePort gives our clients a broad range of options for incorporating social media aspects into formal learning courses,” said Jon Aleckson, Web Courseworks CEO.

Integrating the two dynamic platforms allows association clients to deliver and track formal professional development using an LMS while providing community engagement and member interactivity of social networking through ThePort Social. Through single sign-on technology, members can transition seamlessly between formal continuing education courses and their associations’ social network. Informal study groups and community collaboration can occur around certification programs or courses in the LMS. Members can contribute their personal knowledge and experience to association-built courses, enhancing the learning experience for the community.

“We’re very excited to partner with Web Courseworks to socially enable the education process,” stated Bob Cramer, Chairman and CEO of ThePort Network. “The need for on-demand education and training is rapidly increasing and we’re thrilled to be a part in innovating the way that associations communicate and deliver educational programs to their members. Blending CourseStage LMS and ThePort Social will increase the interactivity between student and course instructor, as well as foster relationships between students to result in more meaningful and lasting educational experiences.”


Web Courseworks: With offices in Washington, D.C. and Madison, WI, Web Courseworks is a complete eLearning solutions provider for associations, specializing in instructional design services and learner tracking with their Coursestage™ Learning Content Management System (LCMS). Coursestage™ is a derivative of the open-source LCMS Moodle and offers a unique combination of features and value for associations. CourseStage LCMS offering is designed to maximize the value of the learning with an intuitive, flexible platform.

Web Courseworks’ mission is to provide their clients with an intuitive association eLearning platform to generate non-dues revenue. Their current clients range from the Credit Union National Association to the World Anti-Doping Agency to McDonald’s Corporation.

Visit or for more information.

ThePort Network develops social networking and media products for organizations that require exceptional care for their constituent bases. ThePort Network’s mission is to enable innovation through integrating social media technologies into organizational business practices.

ThePort Network is the creator of our flagship social media platform called ThePort Social as well as the popular content aggregator tool named Blerts. Both product lines are available as a software-as-a-service subscription and offer a core set of social networking capabilities with optional add-on applications and an open data exchange architecture for easy integration to external software systems. ThePort Social and Blerts are specifically designed to support organizations powered by volunteers and donor contributions. Our products allow organizations to achieve greater constituent interactivity, engagement, and innovation.

Visit for more information.
Web Courseworks
Jon Aleckson