Fwd: Re: [Bf-education] Blender online education site

Gerhard Just Olsen cinmay at onlineblendereducation.com
Thu Mar 16 11:08:56 CET 2006

Thank you for the help:)

on the issues i am very close to launching the first course

> -- What is the general procedure (registration, course schedules and the
> likes)

The e-learning script that I have has a sign up function built in. I'm still
working on the information page that explains all of it.

> -- Course content

I have a plan and a backup plan for this but I'm still waiting to solve some
copyright issue's.

> -- Teachers (!)

I have one signed up and expect to get more today! (Perhaps some of you

> -- Business model

Here there are some problems. I have a business philosophy and strategy
(perhaps a bit too idealistic) but the problem is that I'm missing prices. It
would be a really big help if you ave some suggestions here.

My goal is to launch the first course within 24 hours of the site launch. (8
more hours to go:) )

On Thursday 16 March 2006 09:08, Gunnar Stahl wrote:
> Hi Gerhard,
> this is a great idea, and from my personal point of view it is a very
> important one. Over the last couple of weeks I looked at some online cg
> schools and I felt the need for an online school that teaches blender.
> But my first thought when I read about your website yesterday and that you
> were going to to open ahead of time was that you should not open until you
> have the important issues solved. A premature start often enough kills a
> good idea.
> So since you let the cat out of the bag: Try to get the relevant issues
> solved:
> -- What is the general procedure (registration, course schedules and the
> likes)
> -- Course content
> -- Teachers (!)
> -- Business model
> If I can be of any help, just tell me.
> Yt,
> Gunnar
> Gerhard Just Olsen (cinmay at onlineblendereducation.com) schrieb:
> > Hello. Some of you may have noticed the new site
> > http://www.onlineblendereducation.com/
> >
> > I created this site to provide online education and course certificates
> > for new and advanced blender users.
> >
> > The students will be able to choose if they want to take just the course,
> > just the exam or both. The course certificate should be nice to have on a
> > cv.
> >
> > We will also try to get as many teachers from different countries as
> > possible so that we can provide courses in different languages.
> >
> > The idea is to charge the students and pay the teachers. I believe this
> > will help both the students and teachers to take the courses more
> > seriously and give a higher quality of the courses.
> >
> > However we will try to provide as much of the course material as possible
> > in electronic version for free.
> >
> > I believe we have a lot to discuss like course certificates and such. I
> > will post more detailed questions later. For now if any of you have any
> > comments, suggestions or questions feel free to ask.
> >
> > I'm sorry for not contacting you before but the site was launched a
> > little ahead of schedule due to the article on blendernation today.
> >
> > Ps.
> > If some of you are interested in being teachers it would be a really big
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