[Bf-education] Certified Trainer Program

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Fri Sep 22 16:06:37 CEST 2006

Hi David,

In general, I like it a lot! :)

I've been talking on IRC with David about this, and we could treat this  
proposal as a start to get a first certification program running.  
Certifications can require to be renewed each year, so in the course of  
the project new or better certification methods can be implemented  
(like with exams).

The idea to certify a trainer by asking him/her to write at least one  
good and extensive tuturial contribution to wiki, and to create a video  
tutorial, are mostly meant to replace a personal exam. It will be a  
good way to see if someone is a real motivated trainer, and not a  
wannebe who likes to get into easy business.

To Rui: the issue is that we cannot afford to organize real exams now,  
a chicken-egg dilemma because there's nobody really who can validate  
teachers. We can't keep waiting for that forever... also because  
everyone's spread over the globe.

To David: I would structure this wiki doc a bit differently though...  
mind if I do some extensive editing there? My attention points would  
- not mentioning training centers (it's an individual certification)
- important first step: establish a board of people who can help with  
approving certifications
- no focus on revenue stream for Blender Foundation (is really  
- the introduction text is a bit weird... :)


On 21 Sep, 2006, at 19:55, David Millet wrote:

> Hi folks,
> I'd like to propose getting the Blender Certified Trainer program  
> started.
> Please take a look at my proposal:
> http://mediawiki.blender.org/index.php/Bf-education/certification .   
> Let's
> discuss this, make some decisions, and start it up.
> David Millet (aka spiderworm)
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