[Bf-education] Blender Certification - Pushing Forward

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Wed Jun 6 10:53:21 CEST 2007


I'm all in for freedom of choice here. It's not a core value for a  
trainer/training support program to demand all members to submit open  
content. We should encourage it though, and definitely *only* accept  
free/open content in our own wiki and download or hosting service.

How about that?


On 6 Jun, 2007, at 9:48, macouno wrote:

> "So, here's a question to the whole list: do we require that submitted
> materials be made public or should that be an option that the trainer
> chooses once he or she is certified?"
> Personally I think making everything public would be more trouble than  
> it's
> worth. I imagine lots of different types of materials to be submitted,  
> which
> would subsequently make the wiki a mess. But I would 'reserve the  
> right to
> publish submitted materials', just in case... that way you can judge  
> it on a
> case by case basis, or change your mind. I would not emphasize  
> publication
> though. Its easy enough for someone to publish their things online  
> already,
> that does not need to be the job of the education board.
> BTW, I sense somehow that people consider the certification process to  
> be
> rather fast. As if people who register/pay, would have the materials
> pre-made and ready to submit. I expect that some enthusiastic people  
> would
> register, and then realise they have to submit something... educators  
> are
> like everyone else and don't read websites any better either. I would  
> build
> in a 1 month buffer between registration & submission of materials, so  
> that
> those that don't have it ready get some time to make something.
> Dolf
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