SnowKiwi – My New World! The Establishment ! Pre-Alpha Phase 1 design @ work.


The day I graduated, the idea to “spend a life on something different ” was born,  But just like many of us, I didn’t know a clear definition of – What to do and to solve what kind of problem”, Combined with some serious questions.  And then an idea! How about a free communication of knowledge and information. How about studying the knowledge sharing curve in our lives. A place one can openly express their ideas, share their information, and learn from one another.

But what in it? Another social networking site, e-learning portal or a document sharing application. Then things turned up differently.

We were real excited to represent our entire knowledge attaining cycle in each of the following phase :

  1. School Curve
  2. Graduate School/College
  3. Working world
  4. Retirement.


So the Pre- Alpha phase 1 will be in designing the platform for starting up an Educational Network for schools and concentrating on just the first phase. The School Curve. [Will post some Design hand notes representing the idea and the flow.

So where is the problem?  In the parsing process of sharing knowledge?  Simply yes, because not many had ever built a portion of learning software designed with a bottom- up approach. Many of educational software that existed were built using top-down approach:  to help teachers better administer a course to students (think of any e learning site.). It was not designed to help students learn the course material, share knowledge, team up in and collaborate it. More to add, costs lot to license such software.


So why has there been top > down software for so long, but no bottom-up products? I believe the answer here is the infrastructure. When I was in college, each of my class had about 2-5 students with laptops. When you walk into a graduate school/college today, you may see 40%-60% of the students using PCs/Laptops, with more facilities like WiFi campus, free internet. Students are using computers to study, and not just in their boarding/bed rooms!  They take their computers (and the internet) with them everywhere, meaning the prospects to collaborate knowledge online rationally is finally a certainty.


The solution? May be an academic social world built for students by students, based on the social network tree.  Students are some of the most tech-savvy people around us, so it’s only logical that they would gain a lot from an inclusive online network that lets them create, organize, share and learn from digital knowledge and information content. It’s about collaborating, dipping the doubling of effort, learning and executing it in a better way.

We’re pushy, and we’re constantly asking our self what the outside student world needs?

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