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Moodle Course Creator Certificate (MCCC) is the official Moodle Certificate provided exclusively from Moodle Partners. In this presentation we will explain in detail what MCCC is and how it has been ...

Moodle Course Creator Certificate (MCCC) is the official Moodle Certificate provided exclusively from Moodle Partners. In this presentation we will explain in detail what MCCC is and how it has been evolved over the years, but mostly we will focus on "what's new" in 2014. This session will be particularly useful for Teachers, and those considering certification to validate their skills.

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  • Hello my name is Anna Krassa, I am elearning consultant and lead MCCC Mentor – Assessor working for HRDNZ MP. <br />
  • Before start talking about the history of MCCC, let me share bits of my personal experience with this certificate. <br /> I had the luck to take my MCCC in 2006 having Haidee Mealor-Foxwel as mentor-assessor. For those who don&apos;t know Haidee she was the “Mentor of Mentors” and the first Certificate holder. <br /> At that time Moodle Certificate was doing its firsts steps and actually I was the first Greek Moodle Certified Teacher. Since then I am collaborating with HRD MP on this project. <br />
  • As a certification programm, MCCC, has been created by and it is affiliated with Moodle community. <br /> The idea for a Moodle Certificate is credited to the Global Certification Manager, Stuart Mealor and had been welcomed by Moodle Headquarters and Martin Dougiamas (Moodle Founder and Lead Developer) its self. <br /> So HRDNZ created the Certification scheme, and now manages and supports Moodle Partners around the world in implementation. <br />
  • Let&apos;s see now exactly what MCCC is. <br /> The Moodle Course Creator Certificate - MCCC (former Moodle Teacher Certificate - MTC) is a way for everyone to demonstrate his/her skills in using Moodle as a teacher. It is actually an assessment scheme, that consists of three assessment steps. <br /> As stated in the Certificate course in Moodle.org “The MCCC is intended as a way of bench-marking staff skills.” <br />
  • It is important to clarify though that the MCCC is not a training course. On the contrary it assumes that candidates already know what they need to know and just want to be assessed and certified. <br /> Morevover as it is clearly stated in the Certificatio area in Moodle.org that “Certification may be undertaken by an organisation&apos;s training team as a first step. However, the MCCC is not a recommendation by Moodle that holders are able to provide Moodle training to others.” (http://moodle.org/course/view.php?id=48) <br /> So if you are looking for moodle training you would better start from your local Moodle Partner. <br />
  • Now, let&apos;s take a look in the timeline. MCCC has been setup in an effort to raise standards in the use of Moodle. <br /> The idea and the development of the Certification program began sometime during 2004. <br /> In August 2005 the first draft scheme was ready thanks to the initial certification team constituted by Stuart Mealor (New Zealand), Frances Long (Canada), Alicia Wyatt (USA), Ralf Hilgenstock (Germany) and Ramesh KG (United Arab Emirates). <br /> This international team worked on creating the structure, identifying the skillsets, writing the documentation and developing the question banks. <br /> The first group of candidates began the pilot on 1st April 2006. While the official low-key launch made on 1st May 2006. Moodle Partners began the certification process officially in June 2006. <br />
  • The whole Certification process is based on the 8 Skill Sets which cover a wide variety of skills, technology and environment: <br /> 1 Environmental technology - browser, cookies, plug-ins, access speed, flash, java and javascript <br /> 2 Generic Moodle skills - course settings, course formats, editor <br /> 3 Moodle blocks - use and management of all standard blocks <br /> 4 Using resources - labels, pages, URLs, folders, files <br /> 5 Using activities - assignment, chat, choice, forum, glossary, survey, quiz, wiki, workshop etc <br /> 6 Multimedia and resources - images, audio, video etc <br /> 7 Participant management - enrolment, profiles, grades <br /> 8 Course management - groups, groupings, reports, files, backup, restore, import, reset, help <br />
  • Just to give you a taste of how each skillset is recorded I have add here a page from the Candidate&apos;s Guide, which you can find in this session-course and of course in Moodle.org/Certification course. <br />
  • After the setup of the Certification sheme, the pilot and the limited first run, Moodle Partners all over the world started to provide Moodle Teacher Certificate. <br /> It was the MTC epoch, as I used to call it, and it dued two years 2007-2008. During that period 181 candidates were certified. <br />
  • According to the initial Certification sheme, Candidate had to setup a course demonstrating the 80% of the Skillsets listed in the Guide. Note that Skillsets list was about 25 pages at that time. <br /> During the project phase Mentor should monitor Candidate&apos;s progress and provide feedback and guidance where necessary. <br /> Then Candidate had to complete Narratives and of course Mentor had to assess them. If candidate completed them with a score higher that 80%, Mentor could provide the password for the final online exam which was asn still is located in the Moodle.org/Certification course. <br /> This process should had been completed within 8 weeks, with a possible extension of 4 weeks. <br /> This procedure was effective with well prepared candidates,but it proved too expensive in Mentor&apos;s time, specially for candidates who were not prepared or had over-estimated their own abilities. Although it was -and still is- clearly stated that MCCC is not a training course and that candidates must be experienced Moodle teachers in order to participate in Certification, people often expected to learn more than they already know by taking the MCCC. <br /> Note of course that the Certification it is not meant to be a profit mechanism for Moodle HQ or Moodle Partners, thus it&apos;s provided with a low fee, but the cost of a Mentor-Assessor is always a reality. <br />
  • These considerations led Central Administration and some Moodle Partners to find a more effective way to substantiate Certification: to combine it with a training course. <br /> Thus in 2009, Central Administration moved MCCC in an other phase and combined the Certification with its training courses. <br /> Moodle roles had also been updated by that time and because of that update the Moodle Teacher Certificate renamed to Moodle Course Creator Certificate. <br /> During that period 198 candidates were certified. <br />
  • Specifically from 2009 in Central Administration MCCC had been merged with MoodleBites for Teachers training course series. <br /> MoodleBites are HRD&apos;s training courses and due 8 weeks. There candidates can study, interact with peers and facilitators and learn about Moodle. <br /> In order to easily guide and assess candidates&apos; knowledge Central Administration had also set up another course the MCCC course, were specific skillsets and narratives were assessed. <br /> This course was actually an examination course, organized in a weekly format and dued eight weeks, like the MoodleBites courses. It containt only assignments: Tasks and Questions. Tasks were assignments that required Candidate to do something in his/hers practice area, while questions where essay type questions. <br /> The successful completion of MoodleBites and MCCC course equates with the completion of the project and narrative. <br />
  • Moodle Certification is following Moodle&apos;s development by definition. In the end of 2010 we had the release of Moodle 2.0 <br /> Thus from January 2011 Central Administration among with a small team constituted by Maryel Mediola (Mexico), Ralf Hilgenstock (Germany), Kim Salinas (USA) started updating the Certification scheme to Moodle&apos;s new version. <br /> Some Skill Sets have been removed, some new added, some others updated. Narratives have been checked and questions banks had been informed and updated with questions that addressed to the new version, while questions referred to the old system have been deleted. <br />
  • The Certification scheme, as scheme remained as it was, with the Training Courses and the MCCC course to cover the Project and Narratives. <br /> Of course the whole stuff updated to the new version and new Moodle tools and facilities utilised both in the training and in the MCCC course, like conditional activities, progress tracking and rubrics and more. <br /> This scheme worked pretty well for almost three years. Yet it could be better. <br /> Often Candidates were confused because they had to enrol in different courses: the 8 MoodleBites for Teachers courses and the MCCC examination course. Practice showed that it wasn&apos;t easy for everyone to work in parallel in two (actually 3 if you consider the Practice Area too) courses. <br /> Moreover Mentors tent to isolate and focus on the MCCC Course, instead of actively participating in the learning process of Candidates. <br />
  • These considerations among with the biannual Moodle releases that consequent massive updates in training courses and MCCC scheme, led Central Administration to evolve the MCCC sheme further. <br />
  • So this year we quited the separate MCCC examination course and merge its content with the MoodleBites training courses. <br /> To show you exactly how we did this, let me introduce you in our courses. <br />
  • Our MoodleBites for Teachers series, the training courses consisted of eight courses. <br /> Each course dues one week. <br /> These courses are referred to anyone wants to learn about Moodle, MCCC candidates and not. <br /> In order to successfully complete each one of these courses, students must: <br /> Participate in forum <br /> Complete the Scenario lesson <br /> Complete the Quiz both with a score higher than 80%. <br />
  • In each MB4T course we added an extra topic, called the MCCC area. <br /> This topic has a grouping restriction, only members for the MCCC group/grouping can access it. <br /> Each MCCC area contains basically two things: <br /> Tasks which are provided as labels with manual completion on and <br /> MCCC assignment which contains narrative questions. <br />
  • Here you can see how ti looks the MCCC area collapsed within the course and the MCCC area expanded, with the tasks added as labels and the MCCC Assignment. <br />
  • Right now we are about to finish the second run held this way and things seem to really work better than the previous scheme and let me explain why. <br /> So, by the moment that MCCC course discared we are free from its maintenance. <br /> Changing the Tasks from Mentor assessed to self-completed makes Candidates feel more responsible for their work. We really don&apos;t want to pamper Candidates. And although we had doubts about Candidates&apos; work with tasks, not that tasks are not graded, the evidences from Practice area show that they have the mature to hanlde them, pretty well. <br /> Mentor-Assessors have less things to assess so they can invest their time in Mentoring rather than Assessing. Before the focus was on assessing. <br /> Process is more interesting for both sides: Mentors and Candidates. It&apos;s much better to interact with people of the same interests rather than quietly and lonely grading assignemnts. Forum participation enhance learning for both sides. <br />
  • Note that because process of updating MCCC scheme and training courses is time consuming it has been agreed within Moodle Partners to update annually the whole stuff relying in the summer version. <br /> So 2014 we&apos;ll go with 2.5 version <br /> 2015 we&apos;ll go with 2.7, 2016 we&apos;ll go with 2.9 etc <br />

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  • Anna Krassa (kanna) <anna@hrdnz.com> MCCC in 2014 iMoot 2014 MCCC in 2014 Presented by Anna Krassa, Lead Mentor-Assessor for HRDNZ Moodle Course Creator Certificate
  • Anna Krassa (kanna) <anna@hrdnz.com> MCCC in 2014 iMoot 2014 Let's introduce...
  • Anna Krassa (kanna) <anna@hrdnz.com> MCCC in 2014 iMoot 2014 Certification Central Administration http://www.hrdnz.com
  • Anna Krassa (kanna) <anna@hrdnz.com> MCCC in 2014 iMoot 2014 What MCCC is... ● is a way to demonstrate skills in using Moodle as a teacher, ● is an assessment scheme. “The MCCC is intended as a way of benchmarking staff skills.” http://moodle.org/course/view.php?id=48
  • Anna Krassa (kanna) <anna@hrdnz.com> MCCC in 2014 iMoot 2014 What MCCC is not... ● is not a training course, ● is not a recommendation by Moodle that holders are able to provide Moodle training to others. If you are interested in Moodle Trainings,you better ask your local Moodle Partner
  • Anna Krassa (kanna) <anna@hrdnz.com> MCCC in 2014 iMoot 2014 Why, when, how and who... 2004 2005 2006 ... Stuart Mealor Frances Long Alicia Wyatt Ralf Hilgenstock Ramesh KG
  • Anna Krassa (kanna) <anna@hrdnz.com> MCCC in 2014 iMoot 2014 The 8 Skillsets 1.Environmental technology 2.Generic Moodle skills 3.Moodle blocks 4.Using resources 4.Using activities 5.Multimedia and resources 6.Participant management 7.Course management
  • Anna Krassa (kanna) <anna@hrdnz.com> MCCC in 2014 iMoot 2014 Skillset example MCCC v2.5 Candidate Guide EN [Page 23]
  • Anna Krassa (kanna) <anna@hrdnz.com> MCCC in 2014 iMoot 2014 Time line, 2006-2008 2004 2006 2007 Stuart Mealor Frances Long Alicia Wyatt Ralf Hilgenstock Ramesh KG 2005 2008 ... MoodleMoodle Teacher Certificate epoch 181 Certifications
  • Anna Krassa (kanna) <anna@hrdnz.com> MCCC in 2014 iMoot 2014 The MTC epoch 3 2 1 Project Narratives Final Exam
  • Anna Krassa (kanna) <anna@hrdnz.com> MCCC in 2014 iMoot 2014 Time line, 2009-2010 2004 2006 Stuart Mealor Frances Long Alicia Wyatt Ralf Hilgenstock Ramesh KG 2005 ...2009 20102007 2008 MMCCC & Training MMTC 198 Certifications
  • Anna Krassa (kanna) <anna@hrdnz.com> MCCC in 2014 iMoot 2014 MCCC & Training 3 2 1 Project Narratives Final ExamMCCC CourseTraining Course
  • Anna Krassa (kanna) <anna@hrdnz.com> MCCC in 2014 iMoot 2014 Time line, 2011-2013 2004 2006 Stuart Mealor Frances Long Alicia Wyatt Ralf Hilgenstock Ramesh KG 2005 ...20132011 20122007 2008 MMCCC 2.x MMTC 2009 2010 MMCCC & Training Stuart Mealor Maryel Mendiola Ralf Hilgenstock Kim Salinas v2.0 402 Certifications
  • Anna Krassa (kanna) <anna@hrdnz.com> MCCC in 2014 iMoot 2014 MCCC 2.x 3 2 1 Project Narratives Final ExamMCCC CourseTraining Course v2.0 v2.0
  • Anna Krassa (kanna) <anna@hrdnz.com> MCCC in 2014 iMoot 2014 Time line, 2014 2004 2006 Stuart Mealor Frances Long Alicia Wyatt Ralf Hilgenstock Ramesh KG 2005 20142007 2008 MMTC 2009 2010 MMCCC & Training 2011 2012 2013 MMCCC 2.x MMCCC 2.5 Stuart Mealor Maryel Mendiola Ralf Hilgenstock Kim Salinas v2.0
  • Anna Krassa (kanna) <anna@hrdnz.com> MCCC in 2014 iMoot 2014 MCCC 2.5 3 2 1 Narratives IN Training Courses Final Exam
  • Anna Krassa (kanna) <anna@hrdnz.com> MCCC in 2014 iMoot 2014 Training courses ● There are 8 training courses ● Each course dues a week ● These courses run for MCCC Candidates and not ● To successfully complete each course, student must: – Participate in Forum discussions, where led discussions are taking place – Complete a Scenario lesson with a score over 80% – Complete a Quiz with a score over 80% MB4T 1 MB4T 2 MB4T 3 MB4T 4 MB4T 5 MB4T 6 MB4T 7 MB4T 8
  • Anna Krassa (kanna) <anna@hrdnz.com> MCCC in 2014 iMoot 2014 MCCC area ● In each course we added an extra topic, the MCCC area ● MCCC area is restricted to the MCCC group/grouping members ● In each MCCC area there are: – Self completed tasks, added as labels with manual completion – MCCC assignment, which contains narrative questions, with grade completion requirements MB4T 1 MB4T 2 MB4T 3 MB4T 4 MB4T 5 MB4T 6 MB4T 7 MB4T 8 MCCC area MCCC area MCCC area MCCC area MCCC area MCCC area MCCC area MCCC area
  • Anna Krassa (kanna) <anna@hrdnz.com> MCCC in 2014 iMoot 2014 MoodleBites http://www.moodlebites.com
  • Anna Krassa (kanna) <anna@hrdnz.com> MCCC in 2014 iMoot 2014 So far experience... ● Free of the maintainance of the MCCC examination course. ● Candidates feel more responsible with self-completed tasks. ● The focus has been turned from assessing to mentoring. ● Process became more interesting and enjoying for both sides.
  • Anna Krassa (kanna) <anna@hrdnz.com> MCCC in 2014 iMoot 2014 Last 2 but not least things...
  • Anna Krassa (kanna) <anna@hrdnz.com> MCCC in 2014 iMoot 2014 1: MCCC versions May 2014 2.72.7 Nov 2014 2.82.8 May 2015 2.9 ... Nov 2013 2.62.6 MMCCC 2.5 MMCCC 2.7 2014 2015
  • Anna Krassa (kanna) <anna@hrdnz.com> MCCC in 2014 iMoot 2014 2: MCCC statistics 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 25 97 59 96 102 107 154 141 56 Certificates per year
  • Anna Krassa (kanna) <anna@hrdnz.com> MCCC in 2014 iMoot 2014 Thank you! ?