In today's super fast paced world, we are literally drowning in information. Whilst we are perhaps consuming more content than ever before, ironically it is at the detriment of our retention. We are fast losing the ability to concentrate for longer than a few minutes, and sadly, people are reading less and less.
At KNOW - we have created knodes as a way of people sharing their knowledge with one another, in an easy to understand, digestible way.
A Knode is a brand new way of learning. In simple terms, a knode is a bite size nugget of knowledge. A knode is a video that is less than three minutes, or an article that is less than 300 words.
No more long Wikipedia articles or 2 hour lectures on YouTube - if you need to know about a particular topic - hear or read it directly from experts in 3 minutes or less. Better still - watch/read 2 or 3 knodes on the subject - and get a varied view explained by different people. All of this will aid your retention better, and will allow you to understand the subject quicker and easier.
This is a novel concept in learning. It combines the traditional human touch to knowledge and modern technology to revolutionize learning. True knowledge is clear, concise and credible. We at KNOW are a community of knowledge lovers and we envision the entire world as a “global classroom”. Now to have 7 billion people under one roof is not quite feasible. Hence, utilizing technology is the next best thing. At KNOW, we believe that everyone has something to teach and everyone has something to learn. Harnessing this power of the sharing “knowledge” economy, we provide a global platform for all seekers and knowers to come together and share in the global database of knowledge.
So, finally why is it called a knode? Well, a node is the connecting point in a network that sends and recieves information. In the same way, the idea behind knodes is that they connect with other knodes to expand your mind and help you to become someone who KNOWS!
Safiyyah Sabreen studied Mechanical Engineering and is currently pursuing her Master's in Philosophy. She is the Content Director for KNOW. Being interested in the field of Islam and Science and Islamic Eschatology, she produced a documentary on the Golden Age of Islam and directs the Second Golden Age series.