Moodle Educator Certificate (MEC)

Improve your Moodle skills with a digital competencies program developed by Moodle HQ and delivered by certified Catalyst IT facilitators.

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What is MEC?

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).

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'DigCompEdu' - The European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators 

 

Course topics

Six domaines riches en contenu pour soutenir les éducateurs et les technologues de l'apprentissage

Assessment

Explorez les stratégies d'évaluation, comment prouver l'apprentissage et gérer les commentaires de vos élèves.

Empowering learners

Apprenez les stratégies de personnalisation, d'inclusion et d'engagement.

Enseigner et apprendre

Comment vous assurez-vous que vos apprenants comprennent le sujet ?

 

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Engagement professionnel

Maîtrisez la communication organisationnelle et tirez parti des avantages de la collaboration professionnelle.

Ressources numériques

Améliorez la façon dont vous sélectionnez, co-créez et gérez vos actifs numériques.

Facilitating learners' digital competence

Comment accompagnez-vous et encouragez-vous vos apprenants à développer leurs compétences numériques ?

Course details

What is involved?

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

Pre-requisite

As the course aligns with the DigCompEdu Framework, we need to assess if you are ready for MEC training.  You should complete the DigCompEdu self-assessment quiz and achieve a score of at least B1 (Integrator).  If you don't achieve this, but want to know what your options are, please contact us for advice.

 

    Complete your MEC with Catalyst IT

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    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 1st November 2021  
    • Cost - CA$1,000 for the 6 courses, with formal certification by Moodle HQ on completion
       

    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
    • Cost - CA$5,000 for 6 participants taking the 6 courses, with formal certification by Moodle HQ on completion

     

    Reserve your place

    If you'd like to register for MEC training with Catalyst, please  send us an enquiry by clicking the button below.  One of our MEC Facilitators will be in touch.

     

    Send MEC Enquiry

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