The Moodle Educator Certification Training Program

Frequently asked questions

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.




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.




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




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.




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 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.




What is the Moodle Educator Certification (MEC)?


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 (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 Competence




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 (see the graphic below). 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 course within the new MEC. Those that already have the Foundation/Core level MEC will pay a less amount and not be subject to the HQ 200 EUR fee.




Can I take individual modules?


Yes, you can take individual modules and earn the specific badge for that specific module. You must complete all 6 modules to earn the MEC.




What is the cost?


$595 full MEC program (includes 200€ to Moodle HQ) $200 for current Core/Foundation MEC holders




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.




How do I register?


Please email us at mec@elearningexperts.net!





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