The online learning arm of New Zealand Moodle Partner HRDNZ is doing it again. MoodleBites is announcing the first class of the Moodle Educator Certificate. It replaces the Moodle Course Creator Certificate, which used to be offer by MoodleBites and other Partners around the world.
As HRDNZ explains at its elearningworld.org blog, MEC is not a mere rebranding. It is a “change in direction for how Moodle HQ want to validate teachers skills.” It is proposed as the starting point of a more comprehensive and bold Moodle skilling strategy. The curriculum is updated, based on practical and useful outcomes.
MEC is made of 6 modules, with traditional content as well as two “design challenges” each. Completing the requirements will earn learners a Moodle-vetted certificate and badge. MoodleBites requires learners to take their “MoodleBites for Teachers” course previous to MEC. It is self-paced, with a suggested lenght of 14 weeks total for a 2-3 hours per hour commitment. A “far more demanding” option entails 4-5 hours per week and involves completing both courses concurrently.
Signing up for the MEC modules and the MoodleBites for Teachers will set you back $499 USD. Once the portfolio of design challenges has been achieves, obtaining the certificate has an unconfirmed fee estimated between $150 and $215. Learn more at moodlebites.com.
The first class of MEC by MoodleBites begins on Friday, February 1st. Subsequent cohorts are already scheduled for the first of April, June, August and October this year.
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