What is schooX
In 5 Words
An Academy for Self-Learners!
In 25 Words
A place where everyone can bookmark, create, share and socialize information in any format, from websites to online courses and use it efficiently to learn.
In 125 Words
SchooX offers a pleasant way to discover and transform information to knowledge. It offers a social environment where anyone can discover, collect and review knowledge resources of any kind. Users who know what’s what can even create online courses and promote them. By using resources of different kinds (web pages, videos, blogs, wikis, online books, documents, online courses) users can knuckle down to any subject they want and even certify their knowledge. On SchooX different kinds of resources are supported with special features according to their format. Online courses, for example, are supported by an internal Learning Management Module capable of maintaining the users learning process. SchooX is great and is for everyone! On schooX everyone can be a Discoverer, Collector, Reviewer, Learner or Instructor.
And by the way, we have just launched and are on beta … so don’t be austere, a lot of features and improvements are in the pipeline.
Everyday hundreds of millions of Internet users find, collect, manage and absorb information of any kind from different sources like web pages, videos, blogs, wikis, images, online books, documents and even online courses. Different kinds of information processing serve different needs or aspects of our lives. Just reading news, for example, serves our need to be informed about what happens around us. Whereas organizing, socializing and verifying information serves our intrinsic need to transform information to knowledge and understand better the world. Finally, knowledge certification serves our need for social acknowledgement, a better job and a better life.
Based on these facts there are two different needs.
- First, users must be able to find or create, filter, collect and organize the best pieces of information related to a subject. The shelf life of information is now so short that knowing where to find information is sometimes more valuable than knowing any particular piece of information.
- Secondly, users need a flexible system to manage and efficiently use this information regarding its format (web site, blog, wiki, document, video, online course) and its purpose (informing, entertaining, learning, “certificating”).
It is clear that the fields of social networking, information management, online learning and knowledge sharing are converging rapidly. Because of this evolution we need a new and innovative approach which simulates the natural way we gather information and learn. SchooXhas been built upon those principles.
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