A Knode is a brand new way of learning. Simply described as a bite size nugget of knowledge, this is a novel concept in learning,It brings together the traditional human touch to knowledge and modern technology to revolutionize learning. True knowledge is clear, concise and credible. We at KN-OW 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. Remember true knowledge is not what is filling up pages in books across libraries or contained in computers, rather it is found in the hearts and minds of humanity with which collectively we draw out a vision of each day
A Knode is a 3 minute video or a 300 word text explaining a particular topic.
That’s a video/article ! Why is it called a knode?
That is a fair question. We at KN-OW 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. So to answer your question, yes the tools that we are utilizing are videos and text, but the underlying theme, intent and the ultimate destination is KNOWLEDGE. So yes, it’s a video. But unlike all its varied applications, this brief text or 3 minutes video clip is a packet of beneficial knowledge just there to stimulate and satisfy the innate human need to KN-OW !
Much adaptive to the natural way in which a human brain learns. Scientists study complex brain functions by analysing the various nodes (collection of brain tissue) within brain networks that are employed in specific activities . Cognitive learning takes place by recognition of sense data, reference and inference. The word “node” means a point in a network at which pathways meet. Applying the same analogy, KN-OW is a global network of knowledge lovers that connect and share their knowledge through Knodes.
Well, a fair question that one may have is why should I make a knode, and not just a Youtube video, or vlog? The answer to that is that KN-OW being a global platform brings together all experts, scholars, students with all of their expertise and knowledge in a network. And this is not the case with video sharing websites like youtube or social media which are primarily used for entertainment, business, news, sports,fashion and a whole lot of other purposes.
Ofcourse ! Anyone can make a knode. All you need is a camera and a computer.
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.