Instructional Design & Delivery


Soaring with Online Learning Program

Soaring with Online Learning (Soaring) is a four week faculty development program to prepare Salisbury University faculty to design, develop and deliver courses in a fully online or hybrid environment through the campus course management system, MyClasses.  Faculty apply to the program designating the course they plan to deliver as hybrid or online.  Priority is given to courses within one of the following foci:

  • General Education courses
  • Gatekeeper courses to undergraduate academic programs
  • High demand courses
  • Graduate program courses

Faculty will attend a face to face meeting on the first and last day of the program.  During the remaining four weeks, all activity will be conducted online.  Our methodology is to model how an online/hybrid course can be conducted and for each faculty member to experience being an online student.  Furthermore, during the program faculty will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with instructional designers in Instructional Design and Delivery (ID&D) to work on their respective courses. 

The content of the program is presented in modules, called Light Posts, which have been designed to explore salient information regarding education in an online or hybrid environment.  Participating faculty will be focusing on the pedagogy of online/hybrid learning, developing an online/hybrid course based on the Quality Matters standards, building a community of colleagues engaged in online/hybrid education and along the way learning about the capabilities of the course management system, MyClasses @ SU. 

Details regarding the different topics covered in the program can be found on the below applications.   Each cohort is limited to 15 participants, each receiving a $1500 stipend.

Upcoming Soaring programs will be offered:

  • Soaring Cohort for Summer I, Summer II and Fall 2015 Courses
    January 5 - February 6, 2015 (Details and Application)
    Application Deadline: December 5, 2014

  • Soaring Cohort for Winter 2016 and Spring 2016 Courses
    May 27 - June 24, 2014 (Details and Application)
    Application Deadline: April 30, 2015

Contact the Instructional Design & Delivery office if you have questions regarding this program and would like more detail.