[Bf-education] Blender Certification - Pushing Forward

Rui Campos rcampos at fusemail.com
Wed Jun 6 12:39:39 CEST 2007

Heya all,

My idea was that we could keep the videos/written tutorials online as way
to get more educational content and at the same time show the trainer
abilities (this would also work as publicity for them).

The Wiki surely wouldn't become a mess, at least if there is a specific
place to upload the files and links. Most of this work would have to be
done by the applicant himself, so I see no big hassle for the bf-education
team on this.

Keeping things on blender.org server would mean we keep a record of
everything. Although its easy to publish things online these days, you
cannot really manage if they will keep online in the future or not.

As for people that want to make money out of their tutorials, I encourage
them and would like to see more and more of these. But, for the
certification itself, they could provide a small part of this and make it
publicly available, most of them already do this as publicity, having just
a small part of their videos downloadable.

Still, its not that big of a deal, its just that we could benefit from
having more educational material online and surely it will be good
material as these are supposed teachers/professionals who are applying.

Just my 2 cents.

-- Rui --

----- Original Message -----
Subject: Re: [Bf-education] Blender Certification - Pushing Forward
Date: Wed, June 6, 2007 9:53
From: "Ton Roosendaal" <ton at blender.org>

> Hi,
> 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?
> -Ton-
> 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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