• intended for DeAnza faculty ? limited to – catalystdev, CAOS instance of moodle (may be transfered to catalystdev)
  • certificate / credit ? units – curriculum committee
  • online / hybrid – can be completed entirely online, but there may/will be “lab” sessions so faculty can get individual help and/or work in small groups face-to-face


  • moodle quick start for faculty
  • technology enhanced instruction with moodle – introduction / update
  • online or hybrid, self-paced or cohort

course outline

  • overview of moodle – functions, in-context help system, resources, Catalyst restrictions
  • assignments and discussions – using moodle to “teach” moodle; developing subject area lessons and activities; teaching with moodle
  • discussion cohorts – lessons by dates (if you are working on lesson 3 in week 6), subject area
  • completion requirements – demonstration in “student” course, assignments, quizzes, discussion participation

additional topics

  • open courses – moodle, sofia, MIT, Harvard, other, evaluation and adoption
  • good practices – Chickering
  • winners, criteria

Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education

In 1987 Chickering & Gamson published the now famous “Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education.” These principles are based on the perspective that the goal of a proper undergraduate education should be active, cooperative, challenging, and:

* encourage student-faculty contact;
* encourage cooperation among students;
* encourage active/engaged learning;
* give prompt feedback;
* emphasize time on task;
* communicate high expectations; and
* respect diverse talents and ways of learning.