[Bf-education] Organizing / suporting education

Adamson, Thomas T.Adamson at snhu.edu
Sun Dec 11 21:17:26 CET 2011

We have the beginnings of a Blender course set up.  We are currently using this format at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU.edu) for out Game Design and Development Majors.  We could modify this to meet the needs of the Blender Organization and perhaps include the exams there as well.  This could then become an  on-line  education course.  Let us know what you think.
 Tom Adamson
 Visiting Assistant Professor
 Computer Game Design and Development
 Southern New Hampshire University

From: bf-education-bounces at blender.org [bf-education-bounces at blender.org] On Behalf Of Ton Roosendaal [ton at blender.org]
Sent: Sunday, December 11, 2011 2:07 PM
To: Blender Educators and Trainers
Subject: [Bf-education] Organizing / suporting education

Hi everyone,

I know this is a formal email list, but it would be really great to
have someone (or a small board) with time and energy to coordinate
things here.

For me, the biggest challenge would be this:

** Collect & publish training material, aimed at teachers

I mean training material that's formatted in a way you can schedule
classes, or programs for students lasting a semester. It can have
"teacher companion" material (so you can prepare well) and material to
hand out to students (exercises and tests).

I've been discussing this with people several times already... and a
lot of people really like it, but it doesn't get a momentum yet. Main
challenge therefore is how to get something like this organized...

A related topic would be this:

** Develop standardized tests for certification

As discussed extensively on the Blender Conference; we can invest time
to provide standardized tests for trainers and schools to use for
students, and allow them to certify students via these tests. These
certifications can have a cool status but always be connected by who
issued it; like:

Blender (R) Certified Specialist: Character Modeler, issued by xxx,
city, country.

Also for this system I'd like to see people to investigate and
coordinate it.



Ton Roosendaal  Blender Foundation   ton at blender.org    www.blender.org
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