[Bf-education] Re: Trainer Certification Entry

Rui Campos rcampos at fusemail.com
Sun Apr 22 16:09:53 CEST 2007


I think we can live with this during 2007, the wiki answers most common
questions for now and we will improve it further during the course of
this year.

A good place to discuss "Certification 2008" would be during the Blender
Conference, have a panel just for it.

To really get things rolling we need the following:
1. The CMS webpage.
2. A form for applicants to mail their request for the certificate, this
form should then be mailed to this list, or to a mail group that would
contain the ones in charge at the time.
3. An e-shop item to buy the application form with the agreed price.
4. A specific wiki page to write the tutorial.

This is what I can think for now.

Ton, points 1 and 3 are in your hands, the remaining items we can do it.

-- Rui --

On Sat, 2007-04-21 at 12:45 +0200, Ton Roosendaal wrote:
> Hi,
> I agree with Jason's proposal to 'break the inertia' and just get this  
> moving. The objections as mentioned by Pim or Dolf are really answered  
> to in the proposal you can read in wiki. Here to summarize again:
> Main objection: "How can one judge whether someone is a good educator".
> Answer: We can't, and we won't claim that on the website. We will  
> clearly explain what this first certification implies. We can also  
> withdraw certificates any time, or refuse to renew it.
> The certification process we start with is simply this:
> - the certificate is by definition only valid when confirmed on  
> blender.org
> - there you find a public webpage with names and a short profile of  
> educators
> - we demand the certificate holders to link to that website too
> Additionally we can define: for a limited period, only during 2007, we  
> give out certifications, which all expire on july 1st 2008. By the end  
> of 2007, or early 2008, we evaluate how it all worked out.
> Proposal, I appoint Pim, Jason and Rui to be the first Certification  
> board. The certification board has to agree in full consensis who gets  
> certificates during 2007. They can also appoint more members, if  
> needed.
> Is this something we can live with for 2007?
> Thanks,
> -Ton-

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