[Bf-education] Blender user certification
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Wed Dec 4 16:13:07 CET 2013
I am a bit disappointed with the current certification process.
I applied and I first had missing information. Fair enough, I followed the suggestions sent by Willem (thanks for the attention BTW) and created a webpage with all required information.
Next I submitted twice the eForm. However, despite I got a "Thank you" webpage after committing the application, I did not get the auto reply email.
Therefore, I tried for the third time but submitting with a different email address. At this time I did get an auto-reply email.
However, I never heard back about this last attempt (posted as vamarc at gmail.com).
Anyways... I tried to follow the process but maybe the server or the tools are buggy or people are too busy.
Any improvement in this area would be welcome. In some countries even things like to sell "banana on the streets" we need certifications.
From: Dolf Veenvliet <dolf at macouno.com>
To: Blender Educators and Trainers <bf-education at blender.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 9:38:11 AM
Subject: Re: [Bf-education] Blender user certification
This discussion has indeed been going, on and off, for multiple years.
Piotr: you talk a lot about the tasks you set your students, but not their exams... and perhaps that is what this discussion is about? How do you decide your students finished the course successfully, or failed?
Octavio, do you have students asking your for certification? And if so... certification as what? And... if so... then do you already give them a certificate? We can all always give students a piece of paper that says they completed a course in Blender that we taught... and if you are a certified trainer, that could already be worth a lot? Is the Blender foundation needed for this, or is it just a couple teachers getting together?
Is it a good idea to do Blender certification (blender basics/advanced), or Skill based certification (3d modelling/animation)?
And... how to test this? Some basic 3d knowledge can be done multiple choice, but I guess there will always be a part that's "artistic/subjective".
On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 2:21 PM, Guillermo J Ferro P <gferrop at gmail.com> wrote:
I am very interested
>2013/12/4 Octavio Mendez <octavio at g-blender.org>
>>Time ago we discuss about a blender user certification on this list, and sadly we do not reach any result. Since then, has been growing interest in the subject by blender students, schools, and training centers.
>>I would like to bring back the topic and see if we can work together on that:
>>Ton suggests not to put the efforts on the certification itself, but on the creation of standardized tests (like "Basic modeling") and offer this to schools and colleges to certify students with.
>>He suggest to: "you can name it very smart in a way people perceive it as official, but the certificate would still be officiallly issued by the school itself. It is what Adobe does for photoshop for example."
>>Who are interested? :)
>>Octavio A. Méndez Sánchez
>>octavio at g-blender.org
>>044 473 1034906
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