[Bf-education] Blender Certification - Pushing Forward

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Wed Jun 13 18:39:15 CEST 2007


Go for it.
I'll be your backup, when people complain send them to me. :)


On 13 Jun, 2007, at 17:01, Jason van Gumster wrote:

> We're stagnating a bit here,
> I think that - for now - in the interest of getting more people
> involved and applying for certification, we should make hosting on the
> wiki an optional thing.  The Certification Team can still maintain
> records of submission materials and discussions regarding certification
> for future review and people wishing to gain publicity by adding to the
> educational material we have available can do so if they please.
> Of course, if this doesn't work out or ends up being unmanageable,
> we'll find that out and make revisions as necessary.
> In the meantime, I'll go and update the wiki to reflect the direction
> we're going and what remains to be done (that way we can also better
> track what kind of progress we've made, too).  I'll notify the list  
> when
> that's set and we can get this baby off the ground.
> Wheeee!
>   -Jason
> "Rui Campos" <rcampos at fusemail.com> wrote:
>> 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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