About the MEC

Completely re-designed by Moodle HQ to certify mastery in understanding effective teaching and learning using Moodle. It extends the foundational skills received via Elearning Expert's own training offerings. Designed for higher ed faculty, K-12 teachers, corporate instructors, and trainers, using leading research on digital competency standards to provide educators with knowledge and skills to impact their practice.

The MEC

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Completely re-designed by Moodle HQ to certify mastery in understanding effective teaching and learning using Moodle. It extends the foundational skills received via Elearning Expert's own training offerings. 

Please know that the Moodle Educator Certification Program will not teach you Moodle. It is designed for people who already understand Moodle very well, and want evidence that they use it effectively within their courses.

WHY EARN THE MEC?

Courses

Improve the quality of your courses and thus create a better learning experience for your students.

Programs

Cases and Examples

Boost the quality of your organizations' learning offerings by learning and applying best practices in the creation of learning resources.  Learn to leverage the inherent tools of the LMS as you create engaging and pedagogically sound courses and programs.

Gather examples to use cases and application examples that other advanced Moodlers are using.

FULL CERTIFICATION PATH

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Develop your skills with 6 modules focused on education-related digital competencies.
 

There is One certification path: Comprehensive (all 6 modules).
 

Actively learn through a series of tutorials and examples guided by a certified Elearning Experts Facilitator.
 

Get feedback from our Elearning Experts Facilitator to assist you in completing your learning activities.
 

Earn a badge each time you complete a module then apply for your Certification after completing all 6.

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

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6 practical and interactive courses that tightly match these six competency categories in DigCompEdu.

The 6 modules this certification covers are:

  • Professional Engagement

  • Digital Resources

  • Teaching and Learning

  • Assessment

  • Empowering Learners

  • Facilitating Learners' Digital Competence

 

You complete the lesson, a Quiz and Written Assignment to reflect on your understanding of the lesson.

The Comprehensive Certificate will be awarded once all 6 MEC 2020 modules have been completed. 

MEC PINS

Exclusive for Elearning Experts MEC participants! 

Receive a Silver MEC pin upon satisfactory completion of your first Module!

Receive a Gold MEC pin upon satisfactory completion of the Full Program!

 

 

Important: These pins are NOT official MEC pins from Moodle HQ. They are provided to you to celebrate your success and therefore are not branded with Elearning Experts name or logo. 

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Complete Program

Complete Certification program $595
(includes $200 Certificate fee)

MECP Holder's Certificate

MEC complete certification for Current MECP 2019 holders

FAQs

The Moodle Educator Certification Training Program Commonly asked Questions

Schedule

Open Enrollment 

Sign up whenever the time is right for you

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Our offering of the MEC does not have Cohorts - you can sign up whenever the time is right for you!

The Moodle Educator CertificationTraining Program

Frequently asked questions

What is the Moodle Educator Certification (MEC)?


To add a new questioMEC 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 (see graphic below). The focus is not on technical skills. Rather, the framework aims to detail how digital technologies can be used to enhance and innovate education and training. MEC has one course for each area:- Professional Engagement- Digital Resources- Teaching and Learning- Assessment- Empowering Learners- Facilitating Learners’ Digital Competencen go to app settings and press "Manage Questions" button.




Who is the Moodle Educator Certificate designed for?


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 at least a year of experience teaching with Moodle. Potential MEC candidates should have:

  • Experience (at least one year) in developing courses with a recent version of Moodle (3.7 or later)
  • Experience (at least one year) facilitating courses using Moodle with real students
  • Some understanding of educational theory and practice, ideally related to online and blended learning.




What are the MEC courses?


The 6 modules this certification covers are: - Professional Engagement - Digital Resources - Teaching and Learning - Assessment - Empowering Learners - Facilitating Learners’ Digital Competence 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.




Why should I get certified?


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. - Advance your career with credentials - Receive recognition for your achievement - Improve the quality of teaching and learning in your courses and organizations programs - Collaborate with world-class Moodle educators




How long will it take to earn the MEC?


MEC courses are facilitated, asynchronous, online modules, and are only offered by qualified Moodle Partners. MEC courses may be completed in any order, at any time. Candidates will need to complete the process within 2 years of starting the MEC.




How do I know if I’m ready to attempt the MEC?


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. We recommend you have at least one year of experience teaching with Moodle.

Potential MEC candidates should have:
- Experience (at least one year) in developing courses with a recent version of Moodle (3.7 or later) - Experience (at least one year) facilitating courses using Moodle with real students - Some understanding of educational theory and practice, ideally related to online and blended learning. The MEC is NOT a training course. We highly recommend you go through the self-assessment tool on DigCompEdu website. A level of B2 will be the minimum grade required to pass any MEC assessment.




What is the difference between the original MEC and the current MEC?


The MEC has been restructured into a more simplified offering. It will still house the 22 digital competencies as the original MEC, but instead of 22 separate modules, they will be dispersed into 6 courses that will make up the MEC. The original MEC had 6 different certificates and 22 badges that one could obtain, whereas the new MEC will only have 1 comprehensive certificate with 6 badges that cover all 22 competencies. There will also be an extra fee from Moodle HQ of 200 EUR. This fee may be paid directly to Moodle HQ or to the Partner.




What will I need to do if I already have the Core/Foundational level MEC?


Candidates that have the Core/Foundation level MEC will be given credit for the Teaching and Learning module of the new MEC, but only if the full MEC is completed within 2 years of your Core/Foundation registration date. After that you would need to complete the entire program. Please contact the Moodle Partner from whom you received your MEC Core. If they no longer offer the MEC, feel free to contact us.




What is the cost?


$595 full MEC program (includes 200€ to Moodle HQ) If you are a current Core/Foundation MEC holder, please contact the Moodle Partner from whom you received your MEC Core. If they no longer offer the MEC, please contact us.




What can I expect in each module?


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. Candidates need to pass each assessment with a minimum score of 80%. Candidates will have unlimited attempts on quizzes and 2 attempts on the assignments, based on facilitator feedback. Experienced candidates can expect to spend 6-8 hours per course.




Who are the course training facilitators?


Our MEC Facilitators 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. Kim Salinas Kim is a full-time Assistant Professor at the community college level with all of her classes being delivered online. She obtained her degrees totally online which sparked her interest in creating effective online courses and sharing her knowledge of the online environment. She started using Moodle in 2007 when she piloted the system at her college while looking to make a change to their Learning Management System. She has worked as an MCCC mentor-assessor and course facilitator since 2008. Kim also works closely with Moodle and is happy to be part of the Elearning Experts team. She has completed the Moodle Course Creator Certification (MCCC) in versions 1.9, 2.0, and 3.1. She has also earned the Moodle Educator Certification (MEC) as part of a pilot in 2018. In her spare time, she enjoys fishing the great Lake Erie and bowling.




How do I register?


Please email us at mec@elearningexperts.net





 

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$695
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