Open Websites was designed to enhance classroom instruction by:
- Permitting teachers and students to quickly create world-accesible websites with minimal time spent on technical development, thereby allowing them to focus more effectively on content;
- Empowering teachers and students or groups of students to effectively collaborate around developing online media through the use of site management and multiple audiences;
- Providing a means by which students and teachers can showcase their work (for resource sharing, job searching, etc.);
- Enabling students and teachers to develop a more pronounced and professional voice in their online communities.