With the rapid technological development and the ever changing needs of the educational, working environment it is not easy to remain on top of evolution. The contemporary educator needs to be an expert in their profession and in digital skills. Moodle Educator Certification Program is moving towards to that direction. Book your seat for October’s run now and close this year acquiring the foundation digital competences for educators!
Digital Competences for Educators
European Commission recognising the need for a broader and more sophisticated set of competences for teaching professioners, suggests the European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators (DigCompEdu) as an answer to this need. This framework describes what it means for educators to be digitally competent. DigCompEdu Framework is directed towards educators of all levels of education, including vocational training, special needs education and non-formal learning.
It constitutes of 22 competences organised in six Areas as shown in the picture below.
RMTL and MEC
The RMTL, i.e. the Relational Model for Teaching and Learning (c) (RMTL) uses four teaching approaches: Design, Guide, Connect and Reflect, and these are used as a guide to best utilise Moodle’s flexibility.
On the basis of the RMTL, the DigComEdu competences, and the methodology from the UNESCO curriculum development, Moodle offers the MEC: Moodle Educator Certification Program. MEC constitutes of 22 modules, organised in four categories: Design, Guide, Reflect and Connect, mixing and matching the modules to lead into different Certificates.
MEC in HRDNZ Moodle Partner
On May 2019 HRDNZ Moodle Partner firstly offered the MEC Foundational Certificate. This Certificate is the only available for 2019 and it contains 6 modules: Universal Design, Open Content, Guiding Learners, Teaching Tools, Learner Collaboration, and Assessment Strategy. Each module contains a learning outcome and candidates must complete two design challenges in their sandbox, to prove their knowledge and skill for each module. One week is dedicated for each module, so within one and a half month you have the chance to achieve the MEC Foundational Certificate!
The final MEC Certificate is issued directly by Moodle HQ. This is issued once you have submitted your portfolio of work (design challenges) to Moodle HQ for final verification. The fee for this is US$150-US$215 (subject to confirmation by Moodle HQ), but this fee is waived during 2019!
So, if you haven’t done so, book your seat for October’s run now! This is going to be the last run for 2019!
I have been working with HRDNZ for long time, since I completed my Moodle Teacher Certificate in 2007. My key role is to manage Moodle Educator Certificate program for HRDNZ.