Moodle Educator Certification

Monday, 4th Jul 2022
$2,200.00 per person (excl. GST)

The Moodle Educator Certification Program  provides educators with a place to develop and demonstrate general digital competencies using the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS). The full MEC program consists of 22 competencies, based on the European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators (DigCompEdu).

Course topics

Six content-rich areas to support educators and learning technologists

Assessment

  • Explore assessment strategies, how to evidence learning and manage feedback to your students.

Empowering learners

  • Learn personalisation, inclusion and engagement strategies.

Teaching and learning

  • How do you ensure your learners understand the subject matter?

Professional engagement

  • Master organisational communication and leverage the benefits of professional collaboration.

Digital resources

  • Improve how you select, co-create and manage your digital assets.

Facilitating learners' digital competence

  • How do you support and encourage your learners to develop their digital skills?

Course details

What is involved?

Mandatory self-assessment before you start

As the course aligns with the DigCompEdu Framework, we need to assess if you are ready for MEC training. You should complete  one, or both, of the following self-assessments:

  • The DigCompEdu self-assessment quiz and achieve a score of at least B1 (Integrator)
  • The Moodle Academy pre-program assessment

Course format

All of the six MEC courses are completed asynchronously, online and facilitated by our MEC Facilitators.  There are formative and summative assessments:

The six MEC courses, matching the six groups of competences are asynchronous, online and facilitated by our Moodle Certified Facilitator. In each course, there are quizzes 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.

Formative

The main content of each course requires the completion of quizzes to evaluate the candidate’s knowledge and skills.

Summative

Candidates must complete and submit two written assessment tasks that give them the chance to apply their learning and demonstrate how Moodle can support their own, specific teaching practice:

  • Task 1 – Explain how you would advise your colleagues on how to tackle a chosen scenario
  • Task 2 – If you have encountered this particular scenario before, how did you proceed?

Duration

You have 6 months to complete all 6 self-directed courses.  You should allow  6-8 hours of individual study per course.

Who is the course for?

MEC has been designed specifically for teachers, learning designers and learning technologists who have experience of using Moodle LMS.  It is not for beginners. It will help educators to:

  • Gain professional certification and recognition for their skills
  • Leverage the capabilities of  the Moodle learning platform
  • Improve content delivery to enhance student engagement and learning
  • Collaborate and learn with other education professionals

Catalyst IT has worked with Moodle since 2004.  A Premium Moodle Certified Partner, that works with large university educators, our team of experienced Moodle LMS e-learning consultants can help you improve your digital competencies for online and blended teaching.

Course dates and costs

Individuals

We run MEC programs three times per year, starting on the first Monday in March, July and November:

*Next cohort – Monday 4th July 2022*

Cost – NZ$2,200 for the 6 courses, including the formal certification from Moodle HQ on completion. Note: The formal certification costs EUR 200, and this is included in Catalyst IT (NZ)'s price.

Groups

We offer a group rate, for teams of 6 candidates from the same institution:

  • Programs can be scheduled for a time that suits you
  • Please contact Catalyst IT for availability and costs.