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Moodle Educator Certificate

Courses start

May 25, 2020

from 330.00 €

Courses start

May 25, 2020

from 330.00 €

Moodle Educator Certificate

MEC overview

MEC is the Moodle Educator Certification and it is based on the European Framework for Digital Competences for Educators (DigCompEdu). DigCompEdu articulates 22 competences in six areas, as shown below and MEC has one course for each area: Professional Engagement, Digital Resources, Teaching and Learning, Assessment, Empowering Learners, Facilitating Learners’ Digital Competence.

MEC is a modern training program that focuses on developing the digital competencies of trainers and uses Moodle as the vehicle to achieve these competencies. In practice, the didactic approach has an impact on the Moodle tools that should be used to develop a course. In this context, it is understandable that a high-level educational process requires a correspondingly high level of utilization of Moodle tools.

 

MEC is aimed at experienced Moodlers. Candidates are expected to have completed some basic training, and have some experience on teaching with Moodle, have started experimenting creatively with Moodle activities and might have begun using more advanced Moodle activities.

MEC overview

MEC is the Moodle Educator Certification and it is based on the European Framework for Digital Competences for Educators (DigCompEdu). DigCompEdu articulates 22 competences in six areas, as shown below and MEC has one course for each area: Professional Engagement, Digital Resources, Teaching and Learning, Assessment, Empowering Learners, Facilitating Learners’ Digital Competence.

MEC is a modern training program that focuses on developing the digital competencies of trainers and uses Moodle as the vehicle to achieve these competencies. In practice, the didactic approach has an impact on the Moodle tools that should be used to develop a course. In this context, it is understandable that a high-level educational process requires a correspondingly high level of utilization of Moodle tools.

 

MEC is aimed at experienced Moodlers. Candidates are expected to have completed some basic training, and have some experience on teaching with Moodle, have started experimenting creatively with Moodle activities and might have begun using more advanced Moodle activities.

Users of all levels interested in MEC certification

MEC Category 1

420€

What is included:

1. Training in the use of Moodle for Updating knowledge
2. Guidance for the creation of an Individual lesson according to the guide of the MEC.
3. Facilitation for obtaining the MEC certificate

Awards

1. 6 badges from Moodle HQ as evidence of unit completion
2. 1 certificate from Moodle HQ (additional cost 200 € to Moodle)
3. 3 badges from the WIDETraining platform

Duration

15 weeks ( 7 at WIDETraining, 8 at official MEC site)

Course starts: 25/5/2020

Course ends: 8/11/2020

Holders of MCCC interested in MEC certification

MEC Category 2

390€

What is included:

1. Training in the use of Moodle for Updating knowledge
2. Guidance for the creation of an Individual lesson according to the guide of the MEC.
3. Facilitation for obtaining the MEC certificate

Awards

1. 6 badges from Moodle HQ as evidence of unit completion
2. 1 certificate from Moodle HQ (additional cost 200 € to Moodle)
3. 3 badges from the WIDETraining platform

Duration

10 weeks ( 3 at WIDETraining, 7 at official MEC site)

Course starts: 01/06/2020

Course ends: 04/10/2020

Holders of the MEC Foundation certificate 2019 who are interested in MEC certification

MEC Category 3

360€

What is included:

Facilitation for obtaining the MEC certificate

Awards

1. 6 badges from Moodle HQ as evidence of unit completion
2. 1 certificate from Moodle HQ (additional cost 200 €)

Duration

7 weeks t official MEC site

Course starts: 25/5/2020

Course ends: 5/7/2020






Moodle training for those who are not interested in MEC certification

Category 4

330€

What is included:

1. Training in the use of Moodle for Updating knowledge
2. Guidance for the creation of an Individual lesson

Awards

1. 3 badges from the WIDETraining platform
2. 1 certificate from the WIDETraining platform

Duration

12 weeks at WIDETraining

Course starts: 01/06/2020

Course ends : 18/10/2020






WIDE MEC Program

What is the WIDE MEC Program

In widetaining.gr we have created the new WIDE MEC Program given that MEC is a certification program – not training – that is addressed to candidates who meet the prerequisites.

The WIDE MEC Program is broader than the MEC, it is an educational program and is addressed to ALL those who want to learn Moodle, work / experiment with their own educational material and finally get the Moodle Educator Certificate.

Target Audience

The course is aimed at educators and instructors for whom Moodle is or want it to become, part of their educational activity. For example, primary school teachers, secondary or tertiary school teachers and trainers in non-formal or corporate training.

It is also aimed to Moodle course creators who want to create courses that are based on a solid educational background.

Finally, it is also aimed at corporate trainers in the field of learning & development.

The diversity of the candidates requires the usage of categorization, so that the program will be able to meet the needs of both the new users and the very experienced Moodlers.

WIDE MEC Program

What is the WIDE MEC Program

In widetaining.gr we have created the new WIDE MEC Program given that MEC is a certification program – not training – that is addressed to candidates who meet the prerequisites.

The WIDE MEC Program is broader than the MEC, it is an educational program and is addressed to ALL those who want to learn Moodle, work / experiment with their own educational material and finally get the Moodle Educator Certificate.

Target Audience

The course is aimed at educators and instructors for whom Moodle is or want it to become, part of their educational activity. For example, primary school teachers, secondary or tertiary school teachers and trainers in non-formal or corporate training.

It is also aimed to Moodle course creators who want to create courses that are based on a solid educational background.

Finally, it is also aimed at corporate trainers in the field of learning & development.

The diversity of the candidates requires the usage of categorization, so that the program will be able to meet the needs of both the new users and the very experienced Moodlers.

Categorization of candidates

  • Category Ι
  • Category ΙΙ
  • Category ΙΙΙ

Candidates that belong to this category are the ones who:

  1. are coming in contact with Moodle for the first time or have limited experience with it
  2. have not attended any Moodle educational program
  3. have not digitized their teaching material in Moodle
  4. do not have teaching experience with Moodle

Candidates that belong to this category are the ones who:

  1. have some experience with Moodle
  2. have attended a Moodle educational program
  3. have digitized parts of their educational content in Moodle but have not created a complete course. This content is available.
  4. do not have teaching experience with Moodle

Candidates that belong to this category are the ones who:

  1. have extensive experience with Moodle
  2. have attended a Moodle educational program
  3. have digitized their educational content and created a complete (even if it is simple) Moodle course. This content is available.
  4. have experience in teaching with Moodle, even with fake users

Indicatively, possible candidates for category II could be MCCC holders or people who have completed the Learn Moodle Basics course.

Category III is for people who already have the MEC Foundation Certificate. Those who have completed the widetarining program STEM or Gamification can go either on Category II or III.

Categorization of candidates

  • Category Ι
  • Category ΙΙ
  • Category ΙΙΙ

Candidates that belong to this category are the ones who:

  1. are coming in contact with Moodle for the first time or have limited experience with it
  2. have not attended any Moodle educational program
  3. have not digitized their teaching material in Moodle
  4. do not have teaching experience with Moodle

Candidates that belong to this category are the ones who:

  1. have some experience with Moodle
  2. have attended a Moodle educational program
  3. have digitized parts of their educational content in Moodle but have not created a complete course. This content is available.
  4. do not have teaching experience with Moodle

Candidates that belong to this category are the ones who:

  1. have extensive experience with Moodle
  2. have attended a Moodle educational program
  3. have digitized their educational content and created a complete (even if it is simple) Moodle course. This content is available.
  4. have experience in teaching with Moodle, even with fake users

Indicatively, possible candidates for category II could be MCCC holders or people who have completed the Learn Moodle Basics course.

Category III is for people who already have the MEC Foundation Certificate. Those who have completed the widetarining program STEM or Gamification can go either on Category II or III.

Aims of WIDE MEC Program

The main purpose of the program is to facilitate the learners to gain the “Moodle Educator Certificate ”at the highest possible level.

The second and most important purpose is to enable participants to produce their own appropriate educational content which is suitable not only for obtaining the certificate but also for use with real learners.

Indirect objectives of the program are the comprehension and usage of Moodle tools and DigCompEdu, to the highest possible level.

Aims of WIDE MEC Program

The main purpose of the program is to facilitate the learners to gain the “Moodle Educator Certificate ”at the highest possible level.

The second and most important purpose is to enable participants to produce their own appropriate educational content which is suitable not only for obtaining the certificate but also for use with real learners.

Indirect objectives of the program are the comprehension and usage of Moodle tools and DigCompEdu, to the highest possible level.

Structure of the WIDE MEC program

The program is designed to meet the needs of all categories of trainees. In more detail:

  • Category Ι
  • Category ΙΙ
  • Category ΙΙΙ
  1. Introduction and familiarization with the tools and procedures of Moodle in introductory and advanced level.
  2. Creating a Moodle course with tools and procedures that are implemented based on the educational content of the candidate.
  3. Upon successful completion of this "basic training" the trainee  continues at MEC in order to work towards the Certificate.
  1. Update prior knowledge of Moodle tools and procedures at introductory and advanced levels.
  2. Creating / Updating a Moodle course with tools and procedures that are implemented based on the educational content of the candidate. In order for the learner to create an initial picture of the operation of a lesson, s/he should also act as student and complete the activities that s/he has created as teacher or course creator.
  3. After the successful completion of these procedures, the trainee continues in the MEC and works towards the Certificate.

The learner works towards the certification by making the possible modifications needed to his/her existing course.

Certified WIDE Services facilitator assessors, facilitate and guide the trainee in the implementation of the 12 assessed tasks needed to obtain the Certificate.

Structure of the courses

The courses have been structure in a way that:
  • Provides all the required information using Moodle sources and activities. It is based on official Moodle training resources
  • Provides a detailed terminology glossary. The glossary entries are included as learning resources in the main body of the course
  • Provides forums for communication, exchange of views, solving problems, troubleshooting and collaboration
  • Provides surveys that record and publicize learners’ opinions on the value or usability of the tools listed
  • Provides self-assessment tools that enable each participant to evaluate his / her learning and the degree of acquisition of knowledge and skills.
  • Provides completed facilitation for the creation/production of the 12 Design challenges required in order to gain the certification.

Structure of the WIDE MEC program

The program is designed to meet the needs of all categories of trainees. In more detail:

  • Category Ι
  • Category ΙΙ
  • Category ΙΙΙ
  1. Introduction and familiarization with the tools and procedures of Moodle in introductory and advanced level.
  2. Creating a Moodle course with tools and procedures that are implemented based on the educational content of the candidate.
  3. Upon successful completion of this "basic training" the trainee  continues at MEC in order to work towards the Certificate.
  4.  
  1. Update prior knowledge of Moodle tools and procedures at introductory and advanced levels.
  2. Creating / Updating a Moodle course with tools and procedures that are implemented based on the educational content of the candidate. In order for the learner to create an initial picture of the operation of a lesson, s/he should also act as student and complete the activities that s/he has created as teacher or course creator.
  3. After the successful completion of these procedures, the trainee continues in the MEC and works towards the Certificate.
  4.  

The learner works towards the certification by making the possible modifications needed to his/her existing course.

Certified WIDE Services facilitator assessors, facilitate and guide the trainee in the implementation of the 12 assessed tasks needed to obtain the Certificate.

Structure of the courses

The courses have been structure in a way that:
  • Provides all the required information using Moodle sources and activities. It is based on official Moodle training resources
  • Provides a detailed terminology glossary. The glossary entries are included as learning resources in the main body of the course
  • Provides forums for communication, exchange of views, solving problems, troubleshooting and collaboration
  • Provides surveys that record and publicize learners’ opinions on the value or usability of the tools listed
  • Provides self-assessment tools that enable each participant to evaluate his / her learning and the degree of acquisition of knowledge and skills.
  • Provides completed facilitation for the creation/production of the 12 Design challenges required in order to gain the certification.

The educational material

The educational material at widetraining.gr has been organized in different Moodle courses, each of which gives the opportunity to achieve one of the aforementioned goals.

Each of these awards to the trainers the corresponding badge when s/he successfully complete it. At the same time, the completion of these courses is a prerequisite for the next stage of the program.

The educational material

The educational material at widetraining.gr has been organized in different Moodle courses, each of which gives the opportunity to achieve one of the aforementioned goals.

Each of these awards to the trainers the corresponding badge when s/he successfully complete it. At the same time, the completion of these courses is a prerequisite for the next stage of the program.

Content of courses

It aims to familiarize learners with Moodle tools and processes and to enable them to use them with ease.

It is a prerequisite for Categories I, II and possibly III

It contains:

  • Starting with the Moodle course page (Dashboard- Edit icons- Atto – Activity chooser)
  • Starting with the Moodle course administration ( Layout – Backup- Restore)
  • Moodle Resources (Label – Page – Book - URL – File – Folder)
  • Moodle Communication modules (Forum- Chat- Choice- Messages- Notifications)
  • Moodle Assessment tools (Quiz- Lesson- Assignment- Workshop)
  • Moodle Collaboration Activities (Glossary- Database- Wiki)
  • Learning paths ( Completion tracking- Restrict access)
  • Users ( Groups- Reports and Gradebook options - Locally Assign roles)
  • Blocks
  • Moodle Release6
  • Assessment – Feedback
  • After Course activities

It aims to go deeper on the tools and processes of Moodle and to make trainees able to deal with any technical difficulties by looking up the resources or seeking support in the forums of the Moodle course or community.

It is a prerequisite for Categories I, II and possibly III

It contains:

  • Advanced study on the Moodle course page (Course overview block - User profiles – Embedding in Atto)
  • Advanced study on the Moodle course administration (Boost theme – Font Awesome – Tagging – Import and Reset)
  • Advanced study on Moodle Resources (Media -Filters – Repositories Private files – IMS CP)
  • Advanced study on the Communication modules
  • Advanced study on the Assessment tools (Question behaviors – Rubrics- SCORM CP – External tool)
  • Advanced study on the Collaboration Activities
  • Advanced study on the Learning paths
  • Advanced study on user administration- Groupings – Learning Analytics – Override user permissions
  • Advanced study on the blocks (Contact – Events blocks)
  • The releases history from Moodle 2.5 to 3.6
  • Assessment – Feedback
  • After Course activities

It aims to familiarize learners with the "Pedagogical - Constructivist" background of Moodle, DigCompEdu and the educational breadth and depth of each Moodle tool.

It is a prerequisite for Categories I, II and possibly III

  It contains:

  • Moodle Philosophy and Pedagogy
  • Adult Learning Theories
  • Educational procedures and Moodle tools
  • Competency based education (European framework for digital competencies - MEC)
  • Cognitive depth and Social breath of Moodle tools
  • Instructional designing (ADDIE method)

Content of courses

It aims to familiarize learners with Moodle tools and processes and to enable them to use them with ease.

It is a prerequisite for Categories I, II and possibly III

It contains:

  • Starting with the Moodle course page (Dashboard- Edit icons- Atto – Activity chooser)
  • Starting with the Moodle course administration ( Layout – Backup- Restore)
  • Moodle Resources (Label – Page – Book - URL – File – Folder)
  • Moodle Communication modules (Forum- Chat- Choice- Messages- Notifications)
  • Moodle Assessment tools (Quiz- Lesson- Assignment- Workshop)
  • Moodle Collaboration Activities (Glossary- Database- Wiki)
  • Learning paths ( Completion tracking- Restrict access)
  • Users ( Groups- Reports and Gradebook options - Locally Assign roles)
  • Blocks
  • Moodle Release6
  • Assessment – Feedback
  • After Course activities

It aims to go deeper on the tools and processes of Moodle and to make trainees able to deal with any technical difficulties by looking up the resources or seeking support in the forums of the Moodle course or community.

It is a prerequisite for Categories I, II and possibly III

It contains:

  • Advanced study on the Moodle course page (Course overview block - User profiles – Embedding in Atto)
  • Advanced study on the Moodle course administration (Boost theme – Font Awesome – Tagging – Import and Reset)
  • Advanced study on Moodle Resources (Media -Filters – Repositories Private files – IMS CP)
  • Advanced study on the Communication modules
  • Advanced study on the Assessment tools (Question behaviors – Rubrics- SCORM CP – External tool)
  • Advanced study on the Collaboration Activities
  • Advanced study on the Learning paths
  • Advanced study on user administration- Groupings – Learning Analytics – Override user permissions
  • Advanced study on the blocks (Contact – Events blocks)
  • The releases history from Moodle 2.5 to 3.6
  • Assessment – Feedback
  • After Course activities

It aims to familiarize learners with the "Pedagogical - Constructivist" background of Moodle, DigCompEdu and the educational breadth and depth of each Moodle tool.

It is a prerequisite for Categories I, II and possibly III

  It contains:

  • Moodle Philosophy and Pedagogy
  • Adult Learning Theories

MEC and WIDE MEC program

The “official” MEC and the WIDE MEC program are complementary as the former emphasizes the educational skills of a modern teacher using Moodle and the latter the multidimensional education in the Moodle itself.

Obviously the two programs can also stand independently of each other, an active teacher who uses Moodle as part of his teaching practice can proceed directly to the Certification provided by the MEC.

Also, it is possible that someone needs to learn Moodle without being interested in the educational part, in this case s/he can only attend the WIDE MEC program.

MEC and WIDE MEC program

The “official” MEC and the WIDE MEC program are complementary as the former emphasizes the educational skills of a modern teacher using Moodle and the latter the multidimensional education in the Moodle itself.

Obviously the two programs can also stand independently of each other, an active teacher who uses Moodle as part of his teaching practice can proceed directly to the Certification provided by the MEC.

Also, it is possible that someone needs to learn Moodle without being interested in the educational part, in this case s/he can only attend the WIDE MEC program.

Timetable100%
Category Ι: 15 weeks (7 at WIDE MEC Program and 8 at MEC)
60%
Category IΙ: 10 weeks (3 at WIDE MEC Program and 7 at MEC)
40%
Category IΙI: 7 or 8 weeks (at MEC)
20%

5 to 7 hours per week are required.

Program language

  • The educational content of the courses is currently available only in English, with videos featuring Greek subtitles. English B2 level is sufficient. Communication with facilitators and assignments can be done either in Greek or in English.

Badges and Certification

  • If a participant achieves a level of " B2" or " C1" or “C2” (of the scale “A1-A2”, “B1”, “B2”, “C1”, “C2”)) in both assessed tasks in each MEC module, s/he will receive a badge for this module. After successfully completing the 6 required modules, participants will receive the “Moodle Educator Certification”.
  • Upon successful completion of the "intro", "Advanced" and "Educational" courses of the WIDE MEC program, s/he will receive an award - Badge.
Timetable100%
Category Ι: 14 weeks (6 at WIDE MEC Program and 8 at MEC)
60%
Category IΙ: 10 weeks (3 at WIDE MEC Program and 7 at MEC)
40%
Category IΙI: 7 weeks (at MEC)
20%

5 to 7 hours per week are required.

Program language

  • The educational content of the courses is currently available only in English, with videos featuring Greek subtitles. English B2 level is sufficient. Communication with facilitators and assignments can be done either in Greek or in English.

Badges and Certification

  • If a participant achieves a level of " B2" or " C1" or “C2” (of the scale “A1-A2”, “B1”, “B2”, “C1”, “C2”)) in both assessed tasks in each MEC module, s/he will receive a badge for this module. After successfully completing the 6 required modules, participants will receive the “Moodle Educator Certification”.
  • Upon successful completion of the "intro", "Advanced" and "Educational" courses of the WIDE MEC program, s/he will receive an award - Badge.

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