Teach a man to fish...
The Chinese proverb which concludes ..."teach a man to fish and he'll eat for the rest of his life" expresses the same philosophy about independence and self-sufficiency as we use when offering training and help to small schools, home school groups, and business people.
If you are a small school, group, or business, being able to create your own web site helps you attract more students or customers, keep parents or clients excited about what you are doing, and keep the costs as low as possible. Most people also expect schools, groups, and businesses to have a web site. Not having one can cause you to lose valuable contacts.
The benefits of training include: independence, cost reduction, and better control of your web site content. Let's face it, it costs a lot to pay a professional to design and maintain a web site. While the results may be great, there are other drawbacks as well.
If you rely on a web designer and they quit, or you find you cannot afford to cost of keeping their services, you are left with a web site you can't update without finding some other costly professional or service to help you.
Being in control of your own web site also gives you better control of the content and allows you to make changes more quickly. You are, essentially, cutting out the middle man. Who knows better what image you want to project or what kind of tone you want to set with your site than you do?
Training offered through Edubabel includes initial set-up of a web site as well as instruction and practice in editing it so that you can be self-reliant. Once you know what to do, Edubabel is always available on a consulting basis if you find yourself in need of help.