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Uknow (Universal Knowledge)

A knowledge platform where information is provided in a creative and responsible manner for the lifelong learners of the 21st century

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  • Free lancer, online educator

Tell us about your idea

We are witnessing an explosion of websites aggregating videos from dozens of colleges and universities, ranging from lectures to student films to athletic events. However the they provide you with too much information, there is a need to sort through the vast amounts of information to find what is useful, it is easy to get distracted or lost on a tangent, and that it is hard to follow a learning curve. There is a need to organize educational video content so that the learning process is linear in a well defined sequential step by step process. Uknow is a knowledge platform where information is provided in a creative and responsible manner for the lifelong learners of the 21st century. Using video as a mode of learning, UKNOW(Universal Knowledge) transforms the educational landscape with innovative content deposition, intelligent search and interrogative quiz based content for an informed learning. Uknow brings in a variety of software and innovations that would enable faculty and students to create, share and learn educational content globally. UKnow aims to reinvents education as we know today. 21st century student as a collaborative tool user who needs a new brand of competences to thrive within a changing environment.


  • The uniqueness of Uknow is underscored by a combination of game changing ideas namely Video tree and Intuitive quiz. Video tree is a structured framework to organize and annotate educational content in a linear framework. Faculty would deposit content(videos), content based questionnaire(quiz) and reference videos of their choice in video content manager. This "content sequencing " enables "content based quiz and quiz based content suggestion.Educational content on Uknow will be dynamically ranked based on the productivity (as assessed by student's performance on follow up test questions via intuitive quiz. 

What part(s) of the pre-COVID school system do you wish to leave in the past? Why?

Uknow proposes to implement initiatives that aim to uplift the existing education infrastructure through empirical data-intensive technological advances and access to initiatives at scale

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.

I have submitted the idea to CISCO I prize contest back in 2010 when I was working in USA. Uknow was one of the 8 finalists among 3600  +  submissions received by CISCO. However the idea was not the final winner. The inspiration came as I felt the that traditional video browsing and suggestive content were not effective and resulting in unproductive time. I felt that Uknow is relevant to the COVID-19 situation hence I resurrected the idea.

My achievements in education related  Innovation contests
• Literacy grand prize winner ,Pearson Foundation, 2010

• Third prize in i2i contest by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). 2011

What region are you located in?

  • Southern Asia

Where are you located?

Hyderabad, India

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Thank you Rachel for taking time and sharing your thoughts. I'm so looking forward to team up with passionate developers to build the application. You are right on pointing to different learning needs and styles and I definitely would like perspectives from the community and join forces to build Uknow. I thank you for encouragement and your wishes.

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