[Bf-education] Organizing / supporting education (2)

Knapp magick.crow at gmail.com
Tue Dec 20 07:35:47 CET 2011

On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 10:42 PM, Octavio Mendez <octavio at g-blender.org> wrote:
> Hi!
> 2011/12/19 Ton Roosendaal <ton at blender.org>
>> Hi all,
>> Let's try to summarize the current state of discussions. I think
>> there's three main approaches we can evaluate.
>> (I also don't propose to rush in decisions in this holiday season, but
>> try to find a good way forward mid january 2012?).
>> ---- (1) Product approach ----
>> Proposed by Ivan Paulos Tomé (discussed with me in Brazil too).
>> Basically it means to develop a course book (or package) for teachers,
>> to allow them to efficiently teach Blender to students. Targeted at
>> students without real 3d experience.
>> Ivan could use help from others for it. A good project plan can also
>> result in BF to help funding it. We can sell the book via Blender
>> estore, or make deals with other publishers.
>> The contents for this product itself can be open/free licensed too.
> I think this is a great idea. It is a need to have some kind of “official”
> study guide to a certification exam.
>> ---- (2) Free/Open Certification approach ----
>> Proposed by Octavio Mendez, Carlos Santana.
>> Challenge will be to find a way to have volunteers cooperate in
>> developing a standard Certification test, which can be freely handed
>> out to educators and institutes to use. The test will be standardized
>> and "BF certified", the certification itself issued by the testing
>> facility.
>> For this to work, a strong and active team of volunteers need to
>> cooperate.
> I think we can start to develop a 100+ questions to get an skeleton of a
> exam. We can focus first on evaluate Blender 3D general skills and then test
> it with a small group to see if it can evaluate the skills of the person who
> takes the exam. Whre do you think is the best place to share and construct
> the questions of the exam? I agree is not a good idea be public available.

:-) So only people that have passed it can know it the questions or
make the questions? Really, I would like to take this when it is done.

The first training material is the manual which is currently in no way
as good as 2.4 was. I keep thinking that the people he should come
together and help with the manual as a first step; a bit of a side
track but important.

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