Moodle Education

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At Moodle, we value education above all else.


Our goal is to provide educators with the best tools for teaching and to empower them to use our software to the fullest extent in meeting their teaching and learning goals.

The Moodle Education Team has designed a new way for educators and trainers to officially certify their digital competencies while building upon and extending Moodle's introductory training offerings.

At Moodle, we value education above all else.


Our goal is to provide educators with the best tools for teaching and open collaboration and empower them to use our software to the fullest extent to meet their teaching and learning goals.

The Moodle Education Team has designed two ways for educators and trainers to extend and officially certify their digital competencies and improve teaching and learning practices with Moodle

Moodle Educator Certification Program

The Moodle Educator Certification Program (MEC) recognises and certifies mastery in building effective teaching and learning activities with Moodle.

Designed for teachers, instructors and trainers, this program uses leading research on curriculum development and digital competency standards to provide educators with transferable knowledge and skills that impact teaching and learning practice.

  • Develop your skills with up to twenty-two modules focused on education-related digital competencies

  • Choose from three certification paths: Core (6 foundation modules), Teaching Approach (4 specialisations) and Comprehensive (all 22 modules)

  • Actively learn through a series of video tutorials, applied examples and design challenges guided by our trained Moodle Partner facilitators

  • Earn a badge each time you complete a module

  • Get feedback and coaching advice from our Facilitators to assist you in developing, revising and completing your learning activities

The MEC is available through Moodle Partners who have been trained and certified by Moodle HQ to facilitate the modules.

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Learn Moodle

Learn to create engaging online experiences and to explore the potential of our open-source platform with this four-week free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) facilitated by Moodle HQ. LearnMoodle is designed for people who want to take the first steps with Moodle and to go through the basics of:

  • Setting up Moodle courses
  • Engaging learners with Moodle’s interactive learning activities
  • Assessing learner performance
LearnMoodle takes place twice a year, in January and July

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Learn Moodle

Learn to create engaging online experiences

Explore the potential of our open-source platform with this four-week free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) facilitated by Moodle HQ. LearnMoodle is designed for people who want to take the first steps with Moodle and takes you through the basics of:

  • Setting up Moodle courses
  • Engaging learners with Moodle’s interactive learning activities
  • Assessing learner performance
LearnMoodle takes place twice a year, in January and July.


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Moodle Education Certification Program


The Moodle Educator Certification Program (MEC) recognises and certifies the mastery of building effective teaching and learning activities.

Designed for teachers, instructors and trainers, this program uses leading research on curriculum development and digital competency standards to provide educators with transferable knowledge and skills to impact their teaching.

  • Develop your skills with up to twenty-two modules focused on education-related digital competencies

  • Choose from three certification paths: Core (6 foundation modules), Teaching Approach (4 specialisations) and Comprehensive (all 22 modules)

  • Actively learn through a series of video tutorials, applied examples and design challenges guided by our trained Moodle Partner facilitators

  • Earn a badge each time you complete a module

  • Get feedback and coaching advice from our Facilitators to assist you in developing, revising and completing your learning activities

The MEC is available through Moodle Partners who have been trained and certified by Moodle HQ to facilitate the modules.

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Moodle Education FAQ

Who is the Moodle Educator Certification Program designed for?
Teachers, instructors, and trainers who use Moodle in their teaching practice can benefit from the program’s thoughtfully-designed learning modules. Educators who are new to Moodle, as well as experienced Moodlers, can learn from a comprehensive set of Moodle learning activities and tool-based tutorials included in every module.
How do I get certified?
There are three certification pathways available in the Moodle Educator Certification Program:
  • Core certification (6 Moodle-HQ selected modules)
  • Teaching Approach Certification (all modules in a teaching approach category)
  • Comprehensive Certification (all 22 modules)
Participants design and build learning activities that center on a particular digital competency. These learning activities, called Design Challenges, are assessed by trained Moodle Partner facilitators on how effectively the module ’s learning outcome was addressed. Achieving a level of “Competent” or “Mastery” in each of the module’s two Design Challenges is required to earn a module badge.
Which skills will I learn under each Teaching Approach?

DESIGN

Design effective learning experiences with Moodle. Use Moodle to enhance the diversity and suitability of instruction and learning experiences.
  • Open Content
  • Universal Design
  • Content Creation
  • Informed Instruction
  • Flexible Instruction

  • GUIDE

    Guide and facilitate activities to reach learning goals. Use appropriate Moodle tools for instruction and effective teaching interventions.
  • Teaching Tools
  • Guiding Learners
  • Information Literacy
  • Selecting Resources
  • Co-creating Content
  • Digital Problem-Solving

  • CONNECT

    Connect to create collaborative learning opportunities. Use Moodle to foster learner collaboration, communication, and knowledge creation.
  • Learner Collaboration
  • Organisational Communication
  • Professional Collaboration
  • Supporting Learners
  • Practical Application
  • Responsible Participation

  • REFLECT

    Reflect on teaching and learning practices. Use Moodle to gather evidence of progress, provide feedback, and adapt teaching strategies.
  • Assessment Strategy
  • Professional Development
  • Individualising Learning
  • Responsible Practice
  • Community Engagement
  • What is unique about the Moodle Educator Certification Program?
    The Moodle Educator Certification curriculum extends the knowledge gained in the LearnMoodle Basics MOOC by designing a research-based approach to improving teaching and learning practices with Moodle. Based on the Relational Model for Teaching and Learning, the European Union DigCompEdu framework, the UNESCO curriculum development framework, and Moodle’s own experience supporting a global community of over 140 million learners, we have created a unique program that integrates leading research on education-focused digital competencies into a hands-on, pragmatic learning experience
    How does LearnMoodle fit in with the Moodle Educator Certification Program?
    LearnMoodle is a free, open-enrolment course that provides a first, practical approach on how to use the Moodle platform, create learning activities and explore the functionality and possibilities of teaching with Moodle. The Educator Certification Program is a comprehensive teaching and learning curriculum that focuses on applying knowledge of Moodle to build effective teaching and learning activities. This program is offered through Moodle Partners only (for a fee).
    Do I have to go through LearnMoodle before I can start the Moodle Educator Certification?
    LearnMoodle is not required to take the Educator Certification course. However, previous experience using Moodle is recommended to maximise the gains from the Educator Certification program.
    Will Moodle Educator Certification Program be available in other languages?
    Yes. We are identifying translation partners and will be offering additional languages later in 2019.
    How do I get started?
    Contact Moodle HQ or any Moodle Partner certified to deliver Moodle’s Educator Certification Program to learn more about enrolment options and module offerings.

    Register your interest for Moodle Educator Certification Program