Details of the next semiannual MOOC, a course targeted to newbies and expert Moodlers alike, have finally been announced. The official Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) will begin on Monday, January 8th, 2018, and will run for four weeks. The “Basic” course introductions forum will be available as soon as the next year begins.
While the general structure of “Learn Moodle 3.4 Basics” remains from previous MOOC offerings, there are two easily apparent changes, as suggested by its title. The first one refers to the update of the materials to the current version by the time the course launches, namely Moodle 3.4.
The second cue is the addition of the word “Basics.” It suggests that more advanced or specialized MOOCs might be coming soon. This has been alluded to by Moodle HQ’s Martin Dougiamas in past “Future of Moodle” interventions, most recently at MoodleMoot Australia 2017 in particular.
— MoodleMoot Australia (@MoodleMootAU) September 26, 2017
Completing the coursework, which takes up to an estimated 4 hours a week, will earn you a certificate of accomplishment and a completion badge compatible with the Mozilla Open Badge standard, meaning you will be able to display it on your personal website, portfolio, Moodle site, or profile page that accepts it. Other badges will be awarded for exceptional performance and for being a “particularly helpful Moodler,” a distinction often earned by, but not exclusive to, veteran Moodlers who have taken the MOOC in the past.
The last edition of the MOOC saw 802 Moodlers earn the certificate of completion and badge. See our coverage on previous “Learn Moodle MOOCs” here.
The MOOC can be accessed and completed in its entirety through the Learn Moodle Mobile app for Android and iOS.
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