Last night, I woke up and had this great idea(Figures, all my great ideas always seem to happen in the middle of the night). My idea was to organize a way to have seminars/classes on Blender. I have decided to actually attempt this.
I have opened up the channel #BlenderSkool. In this channel there will be scheduled classes. Blenderers will be notified of the dates and times, weeks in advance. These classes can be very interactive or limited interactive, using the +v mode, and only allowing the students to speak when the teacher asks for questions. These classes will be free and anyone who wants to learn can attend.
As for doing a class, interested instructors must contact me about what you want to do and we will schedule a date for you. When doing a class it is useful to use lots of images, to help learn, and the teacher should be prepared for what they are going to teach. To prepare I recommend you find some good info on what you are doing, have some notes, and prepare some images for what your teaching.
#BlenderSkool will be even more then just a chatroom. There shall be an official site, which as html versions of every seminar. I, or someone else, who wants to will, take transcripts of seminars, edit them and put them together in an html file. If the teacher included any images in his class I will include those also in the file. A person can then goto the site and see all the seminars.
Seminars will usually be held once every couple weeks. What do we do when we do not have a seminar? Well in the chatroom, people can randomly bring up topics they’d like to know more about, and we can have in depth group discussions, unless there is no one who knows anything about it in the room. If these discussions are good enough, they may also be edited into an html file.
#BlenderSkool is not a q&a chatroom, if you want to ask a question and get a quick answer ask in #Blenderqa or #Blenderchat. But if you would like to get in depth on a subject, you may try asking it in the chatroom.
If… comments or suggestions, please reply. If you would like to do a class, you can post here. Thank you for your time.