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Moodle Educator Certificate

Courses start

(MEC Full pack Most users select ) September 14, 2020

(MEC Certification process only) September 21, 2020

(MEC Module only) September 28, 2020

(Extreme Moodle Training) October 05, 2020

from 90.00 €

Moodle Educator Certificate

Courses start

(MEC Full pack Most users select ) September 14, 2020

(MEC Certification process only) September 21, 2020

(MEC Module only) September 28, 2020

(Extreme Moodle Training) October 05, 2020

from 90.00 €

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.

Image 1 DigCompEdu competences and their connections (Redecker, 2017, p.16)

When an MEC course is successfully completed, candidates receive a badge, and when all badges are acquired, candidates receive the Moodle Educator Certificate. MEC gives candidates the opportunity for professional development, examining Moodle potentials in cases of blended, mobile and online education. MEC is based on case studies and the use of Moodle to support school students, adults in higher education and workplace training. MEC courses are asynchronous, online, facilitated and are offered by specialised Moodle Partners such as WIDE Services.

WIDE Services, as Moodle Certified Services Providers, has MEC facilitators who not only have expertise in using Moodle, but also in how to use Moodle for teaching in schools, higher education institutes, and in workplace training.

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.

Image 1 DigCompEdu competences and their connections (Redecker, 2017, p.16)

When an MEC course is successfully completed, candidates receive a badge, and when all badges are acquired, candidates receive the Moodle Educator Certificate. MEC gives candidates the opportunity for professional development, examining Moodle potentials in cases of blended, mobile and online education. MEC is based on case studies and the use of Moodle to support school students, adults in higher education and workplace training. MEC courses are asynchronous, online, facilitated and are offered by specialised Moodle Partners such as WIDE Services.

WIDE Services, as Moodle Certified Services Providers, has MEC facilitators who not only have expertise in using Moodle, but also in how to use Moodle for teaching in schools, higher education institutes, and in workplace training.

MEC Full pack Most users select

460€

What is included:

1. Facilitation from a certified Moodle Trainer.
2. Moodle training.
3. Certification award with the successful completion of the program. Total 6 modules.

Awards

6 badges from Moodle HQ.

Duration

15 weeks

Who should attend the program

The experience level is described in MEC program overview guide.

New or experienced users of Moodle.

Extra cost to receive a digital certificate from Moodle Headquarters

200 €

MEC Certification process only

360€

What is included:

1. Facilitation from a certified Moodle Trainer.
2. Certification award with the successful completion of the program. Total 6 modules.

Awards

6 badges from Moodle HQ.

Duration

8 weeks

Who should attend the program

The experience level is described in MEC program overview guide.

Experienced users of Moodle only.

Extra cost to receive a digital certificate from Moodle Headquarters

200 €

MEC Module only

90€

What is included:

1. Facilitation from a certified Moodle Trainer.
2.Certification award with the successful completion of the program. This is for one or more individual modules (from total 6) that give the MEC completion award.

Awards

Badges from Moodle HQ for the modules you complete.

Duration

1-2 weeks per module

Who should attend the program

The experience level is described in MEC program overview guide.

Experienced users of Moodle only.

Extra cost to receive a digital certificate from Moodle Headquarters

200€* Only after you complete all 6 modules

Moodle Training

330€

What is included:

1. Facilitation from a certified Moodle Trainer.
2. Moodle training.

Awards

Certificate of completion from WIDETraining.

Duration

12 weeks

Who should attend the program

The experience level is described in MEC program overview guide.

New or experienced users of Moodle.

Extra cost to receive a digital certificate from Moodle Headquarters

Not available

Your participation in the program means the automatic acceptance of all the below terms of the MEC program.

MEC courses

In the MEC, candidates have access to detailed information about the digital competencies that are the foundation of effective teaching practices in an online and blended environment.

The six MEC courses, matching the six groups of competences, are online, asynchronous and facilitated. In each course there is a quiz to evaluate each competence, and two writing assignments that give candidates the opportunity to reflect on what they have learned and how Moodle can support their own teaching practice.

MEC target audience

MEC is aimed at experienced Moodlers. Candidates are expected to have completed either basic training with a Moodle Partner or the Learn Moodle Basics MOOC, and have some experience in teaching with Moodle.

For your success in design challenges you will therefore be asked for screenshots of your courses (ready-made or new that you will design during the program) and / or url with access rights so that your facilitator can do the relevant check.

MEC Success criteria

Assessment in MEC courses consists of one quiz per competence and two writing assignments. To successfully complete any of the MEC courses, candidates need to pass each quiz with a minimum score of 80% and reach level B2 (Expert) in both of the writing assignments.

MEC writing assignments are assessed with a rubric based on the DigCompEdu rubric and linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): A1 (Newcomer), A2 (Explorer), B1 (User), B2 (Expert), C1 (Leader), C2 (Pioneer).

Candidates have unlimited attempts for the quizzes, while they may submit and update twice their writing assignments, based on facilitator feedback.

MEC courses

In the MEC, candidates have access to detailed information about the digital competencies that are the foundation of effective teaching practices in an online and blended environment.

The six MEC courses, matching the six groups of competences, are online, asynchronous and facilitated. In each course there is a quiz to evaluate each competence, and two writing assignments that give candidates the opportunity to reflect on what they have learned and how Moodle can support their own teaching practice.

MEC target audience

MEC is aimed at experienced Moodlers. Candidates are expected to have completed either basic training with a Moodle Partner or the Learn Moodle Basics MOOC, and have some experience in teaching with Moodle.

For your success in design challenges you will therefore be asked for screenshots of your courses (ready-made or new that you will design during the program) and / or url with access rights so that your facilitator can do the relevant check.

MEC Success criteria

Assessment in MEC courses consists of one quiz per competence and two writing assignments. To successfully complete any of the MEC courses, candidates need to pass each quiz with a minimum score of 80% and reach level B2 (Expert) in both of the writing assignments.

MEC writing assignments are assessed with a rubric based on the DigCompEdu rubric and linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): A1 (Newcomer), A2 (Explorer), B1 (User), B2 (Expert), C1 (Leader), C2 (Pioneer).

Candidates have unlimited attempts for the quizzes, while they may submit and update twice their writing assignments, based on facilitator feedback.

MEC competences in detail

MEC is designed around the 22 digital competences of the DigCompEdu, adapted to a Moodle environment:

1.1. Organisational communication - Use a variety of communication methods to enhance communication within their organisation

1.2. Professional collaboration - Collaborate and share resources

1.3. Reflective practice - Improve your practice through critical reflection and feedback

1.4. Digital CPD - Engage in continuous professional development using sites such as MoodleNet

2.1. Selecting digital resources - Locate, assess and select appropriate open content such as from MoodleNet

2.2. Creating and modifying digital resources - Create and share appropriately licensed open content

2.3. Managing, protecting and sharing digital resources - Respect and correctly attribute open content and apply privacy and copyright rules

3.1. Teaching - Plan for, implement, experiment with and develop use of Moodle to enhance your teaching

3.2. Guidance - Enhance interaction with learners, offering timely, targeted guidance to learners, exploring new ways to support them

3.3. Collaborative learning - Foster and enhance learner collaboration and knowledge creation

3.4. Self regulated learning - Empower learners to plan, monitor and reflect on their own learning, sharing insights and creative solutions to problems

4.1. Assessment strategies - Use summative and formative approaches appropriate to your learners

4.2. Analysing evidence - Track and support learner progress by informed use of activity and course reporting

4.3. Feedback and planning - Provide timely, targeted support with a range of feedback options appropriate to your learners

5.1. Accessibility and inclusion - Create accessible and mobile-friendly courses to ensure inclusion

5.2. Differentiation and personalisation - Create personalised and adaptive learning paths to meet learners’ diverse needs

5.3. Actively engaging learners - Foster learner independence and creativity by using a range of strategies to motivate and reward learner success

6.1. Information and media literacy - Guide learners to source and critically evaluate online materials

6.2. Digital communication and collaboration - Encourage learner communication, collaboration and civic participation

6.3. Digital content creation - Provide opportunities for learners to co-create content relevant to them

6.4. Responsible use - Guide learners to be safe online

6.5. Digital problem solving - Challenge learners with technical problem-solving activities and scenarios

MEC Candidate FAQ

How are MEC assignments assessed?

MEC writing assignments are assessed with a rubric, based on the DigCompEdu rubric and linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): A1 (Newcomer), A2 (Explorer), B1 (User), B2 (Expert), C1 (Leader), C2(Pioneer).

What happens if a candidate does not reach 80% in all the quizzes?

If candidates do not reach the 80% in all the quizzes that assess capabilities, they will not be awarded the course badge and consequently, they will not be eligible for the Moodle Educator Certificate, even if they reach B2 (Expert) level in both writing assignments. They may take these quizzes as many times as required.

What happens if a candidate does not reach B2 level in a writing assignment?

This case happens only when the candidate do not meet the experience criteria by making well documented answers when submitting an assignment in a module, and automatically his facilitator may not accept it. If a candidate does not reach the B2 level in a writing assignment, they may update their submission twice, following the feedback from their facilitator. If they do not reach B2 level after this, they fail in that particular course, and consequently they will not be eligible for the Moodle Educator Certificate. However, they may still continue completing the other MEC courses. The next attempt in order to re-try, has the cost of re-registering in this module.

What happens if a candidate fails an MEC course?

If they fail one or more MEC courses they may still continue with the other courses, but will not be eligible for the Moodle Educator Certificate. If they want to receive the Certificate, they will need to pay again for and retake the particular course(s). They will need to complete this process within two years of starting the MEC.

Are there extra costs for MEC certificates?

On top Moodle Partner services for training & facilitation there is a 200 Euro fixed fee for the Certificate generated by Moodle HQ. This fee may be paid directly to Moodle HQ or to the Partner.

What is the estimated time needed for each MEC course?

The exact time needed for the MEC depends on your teaching experience and Moodle expertise, but it is estimated that each course needs about eight hours to complete.

If a candidate gets all the six badges, but doesn't pay the 200euros for the certificate, will they be considered as MEC certified?

No. When candidates complete their work, it is Moodle HQ staff that reviews and confirms that their work is ready to be certified. Thus the 200euros certificate fee.

Can I choose the MEC Certification process only and if I face difficulties to complete it, to proceed with an upgrade to the MEC Full pack? What will be the cost in this case?

Yes you can upgrade. The cost will be an additional 180 €.

Are there any discounts for participation in the program?

Yes, there are discounts on registrations for groups registration (more than 5 participants) in the program. Additional discounts are for people with disabilities. For more details send us an email.

MEC Candidate FAQ

How are MEC assignments assessed?

MEC writing assignments are assessed with a rubric, based on the DigCompEdu rubric and linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): A1 (Newcomer), A2 (Explorer), B1 (User), B2 (Expert), C1 (Leader), C2(Pioneer).

What happens if a candidate does not reach 80% in all the quizzes?

If candidates do not reach the 80% in all the quizzes that assess capabilities, they will not be awarded the course badge and consequently, they will not be eligible for the Moodle Educator Certificate, even if they reach B2 (Expert) level in both writing assignments. They may take these quizzes as many times as required.

What happens if a candidate does not reach B2 level in a writing assignment?

This case happens only when the candidate do not meet the experience criteria by making well documented answers when submitting an assignment in a module, and automatically his facilitator may not accept it. If a candidate does not reach the B2 level in a writing assignment, they may update their submission twice, following the feedback from their facilitator. If they do not reach B2 level after this, they fail in that particular course, and consequently they will not be eligible for the Moodle Educator Certificate. However, they may still continue completing the other MEC courses. The next attempt in order to re-try, has the cost of re-registering in this module.

What happens if a candidate fails an MEC course?

If they fail one or more MEC courses they may still continue with the other courses, but will not be eligible for the Moodle Educator Certificate. If they want to receive the Certificate, they will need to pay again for and retake the particular course(s). They will need to complete this process within two years of starting the MEC.

Are there extra costs for MEC certificates?

On top Moodle Partner services for training & facilitation there is a 200 Euro fixed fee for the Certificate generated by Moodle HQ. This fee may be paid directly to Moodle HQ or to the Partner.

What is the estimated time needed for each MEC course?

The exact time needed for the MEC depends on your teaching experience and Moodle expertise, but it is estimated that each course needs about eight hours to complete.

If a candidate gets all the six badges, but doesn't pay the 200euros for the certificate, will they be considered as MEC certified?

No. When candidates complete their work, it is Moodle HQ staff that reviews and confirms that their work is ready to be certified. Thus the 200euros certificate fee.

Can I choose the MEC Certification process only and if I face difficulties to complete it, to proceed with an upgrade to the MEC Full pack? What will be the cost in this case?

Yes you can upgrade. The cost will be an additional 180 €.

Are there any discounts for participation in the program?

Yes, there are discounts on registrations for groups registration (more than 5 participants) in the program. Additional discounts are for people with disabilities. For more details send us an email.

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