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What is LearnMoodle?

Most people are familiar with our Learn Moodle MOOC, an activity-based learning course for teachers new to Moodle. Four weeks, 3 to 4 hours a week. No fees. The next Learn Moodle Basics course, for Moodle 3.7, will start on Monday 7 June, 2019.

The new Moodle Educator Certification program

In 2017-18, the Moodle HQ Education Team began to develop the Moodle Educator Certification Program. In these new training modules, educators are asked to demonstrate effectiveness with 22 digital competencies using Moodle Tools.

Philosophy of the MEC program

The design of the modules reflects the following beliefs:

1. Educators are the focus of our attention, not features.

We honour the expertise of educators engaged in our models. We show them some Moodle teaching approaches and build in facilitated and self-regulated learning experiences. Our educators are asked to consider their own best work in the modules, as well as ways they may apply the ideas in their own teaching and learning practice using Moodle.

2. Teaching practice is informed by qualitative feedback.

We try to model specific behaviors like providing exemplars in Moodle, making room for experimentation, encouraging reflection, and requesting feedback from our participants. The reflections we ask educators to make are in the service of “what just happened” and making future decisions based on that information.

Badges and Certifications

The MEC Program offers badges for modules awarded by program facilitators (Moodle Partner trainers).

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this different from previous MCCC training?

The MEC Program addresses educators who want to apply Moodle to solve well-identified issues within their teaching and learning practice. We discuss the software in the context of their own courses. The MCCC requires more technical proficiency skills and likely fewer teaching and learning conversations than the MEC.

Where can we go to find out more about MEC Program and the courses?

Stay tuned for more launch information from https://moodle.com

How much will they cost/what is the pricing system?

Costs will be set by partners who facilitate the courses

How long will each module last? Hours? Days? Weeks?

The length of the module depends on its delivery method. A face-to-face workshop can be completed in 4-6 hours (depending on the module). Online facilitation could stretch out from 1-2 weeks.

Are they all totally online? What about face to face (like at a moot?)

The MEC modules are designed to be taught online or blended (face-to-face with an online component).

You say we must go via a Moodle Partner? What if we don’t have a Moodle partner?

We can help you find a great partner who can support your needs.

What are the “five languages” they will be translated into and when will they be ready?

These are dependent on needs of the partners participating in the MEC Program.

How have you done quality control on these courses/which trials have you done?

We are following the stages outlined in the UNESCO IBE Developing and Implementing Curriculum Frameworks.

Are these modules just for academic institutions or would they work for workplace too?

They are appropriate for diverse sectors including education, higher education, and workplace learning.

Will any of the courses be offered as free tasters?

We haven’t considered this option at this early stage.

How do badges and certificates work with these modules? Will I get a badge per module? A certificate per module?

Badges can be earned for each of the 22 modules. Those who complete six specific modules can submit a portfolio to be reviewed for a Moodle Educator Certificate.

If we do all the modules and become certified, will we be official Moodle trainers? What will my certification allow me to do?

MEC is a designation of expertise, but only Moodle Partner Trainers are certified to facilitate the MEC Program.

What’s going to happen to the current MCCC?

Partners have indicated that they would prefer to use the new MEC program.

I want to do admin training!

Excellent! Look for our 2019 program initiatives!