You can register at any time, but MEC start dates are: 1st February, 1st April, 1st June, 1st August. and 1st October. These are the only dates available. You must register well in advance as payment is required before the start date.
You MUST be an experienced teacher using Moodle. If you do not teach using Moodle you CANNOT pass the assessments because they rely on you reflecting on your actual teaching practice.
All content and assessment is 100% online - you can complete the MEC from wherever you are in the world as long as you have a computer and internet connection.
The course is asynchronous - there is no requirement to be online at a set time.
You have an MEC facilitator+assessor assigned to you at the start. They will work with you over 6-8 weeks to complete the program.
If you do not complete the 6 courses within 8 weeks you will need to discuss with the facilitator options for extension or potentially enrolment into the next intake. Fees may apply.
MEC is not suitable for those who are new to Moodle. You should be an experienced teacher, and have used Moodle for AT LEAST a year or two, and be familiar with the main elements such as all the Activities, using Groups, Gradebook, Communication tools, Resource types, activity tracking and restrictions, Reports, etc.
Each MEC module will take approximately 3-4 hours each week for you to complete. This varies based on your previous Moodle knowledge, and teaching experience. You must keep up-to-date week by week to be successful.
You MUST complete the "Are you ready for MEC?" course that is available (for free) on Moodle Academy. You should complete the course and the MEC pre-placement test. You cannot register for MEC with us unless you have completed the course and the test first.
Each module is US$100. The total MEC fee is therefore US$600 to cover all 6 MEC modules for the facilitated intake period of 8 weeks, which is paid before the start date. If you fail any MEC module you can re-take it for US$100. There is an administration fee of US$50 if you require re-enrolment into a later intake. .
The final MEC Certificate is issued directly by Moodle HQ. This is issued once you have completed all 6 modules. The final certificate fee is Euro200, and must be paid directly to Moodle HQ after you complete the modules. The MEC certificate does not 'time out' or require updating.