Sunday, August 29, 2010

Gold Medal to Knol Authors

Three knol-author professors of NITIE, Mumbai, India were awarded the Gold Medal for their initiative of Course Knols -Assignment Knols in three subjects.

The award was given Association for Indian Management Schools in their Annual Management Convention held during 26 - 28, August 2010.

Community of Learning and Practice on Knol

Knol - A Unique ICT Resource for Faculty Members

Knol is criticized in social media for some of its features. But now a presentation of Knol-author professors in an award event brings out the fact that those features make Knol a unique ICT resource of faculty across the world.

Use of Knol to support the courses at NITIE by three professors was adjudged as the best innovation in the assessment made at the Annual Management Convention 2010 of Association Indian Management Schools.

Faculty members can post their course plans, course materials under their name, add the names of some of their students as coauthors appropriately, encourage their students to post their individual assignments as well as group assignments on knol and make their course learning materials accessible to all the faculty members and students across the globe. Such access of course materials makes it possible assembly of best study materials for any course in future by any faculty member as per his choices. Students of a course can also search the web for resources and suggest or include such resources in the course material of a course.

Thus the knol based course materials provide a spiraling effect to upgrade the quality of course materials available to any learner.

The point was well appreciated by the participants present. This Knol project at NITIE was awarded the Gold Medal.

Knol - A Unique ICT Resource for Faculty Members

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Wave May Have Had Less Users, But Knol Has Many Users

Many people in social media wrote that knol also needs to be closed after wave.

But none of the people who expressed this opinion gave any estimates of users of knols. Users of knol are authors and as well as readers of knol.

There many authors on knol. Many of them have posted good content and have received good number of visitors to their articles.

We classified knols as trending knols, interesting knols and most viewed knols. There are around 4000 authors who were given most viewed author badges.

Interesting knols could be around 25,000. In a year's time this interesting knol number can reach 50,000.

Knol is a thriving platform and social media commentators have to interact with various members of knol author associations through comments route on knols to know more about knol and then present facts in their articles. We being active knol authors have not come across any comments by these social media writers on our knols.

Reputed Knol Authors Active On Knol

Monday, August 23, 2010

Good and Great Things on Knol - Authors - Knols - Technology

Google knol has the backing of the users. There are number of authors. There are number of readers.

There are many highly qualified and experienced professionals and professors as authors on knol.

There are many popular articles with thousands of page views showing that there readers and useful content on knol.

Why many qualified started writing on knol? Its technology and reputation appealed to them.

See the details of authors, knols and technology in

Good and Great Things on Knol - Authors - Knols - Technology

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Knol Has Good Content and very Good Content

India Knols - Indian Knols - Interesting Knols - Knol Lists

Interesting Knols by USA Authors and Knols on USA

Interesting English Knols

Above these interesting there knols with most viewed knol badge. Knols having more than 5000 page views.

Most Viewed Knols List

Knol has got now good and very good content. It is growing day by day. Knol authors now know that they have got good content on their platform. Knol author groups are actively working for increasing knols as well as to continuously update knols and improve them.

Any articles on knol are not current news and events. So the update frequencies required are very less.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Trending Knols 21.8.2010 updated

Trending Knols

Interesting English Knols - Lists

Knol has lot of good content. Sufficient avenues are not there on knol to highlight good content. As one of the tech commentators said Google is not providing enough follow up support to its products and products are suffering for it. Knol is suffering because of that only. Authors who did good work are not being recognized. Recognition has to be given to thousands of authors and not to one or two or three. The mechanism has to be designed for it.

Interesting English Knols Lists is mechanism to record knols with 500 page views or more and thus recognize the contribution of authors and provide support to their knols to take them to higher page view performance levels.

Interesting English Knols - Lists

These lists are a part of Knol Directory of Interesting Knols Project.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

USA Knol Directory

A directory of USA Knols, knols written by USA based knol authors and knols written on USA topics related to history, economy, tourism etc. are being prepared.

USA Knol Directory

Sunday, August 15, 2010

One More Two Million Page View Author

Hungarian author Gyorgy Tausz registered two million page views on knol.


One More Knol Writing Competition

Knol Writing Competitions are helping in getting more knols and new knol authors. KAF members have organized one competition and the competition entries are now being evaluated. One more competition is now announced for Indian Residents.

Essay Writing Competition - Teachers' Day - Gandhiji's Birthday - 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Meterjam - Mumbaikars' Protest Against Autos and Taxis Gathering Steam

Meter Jam - Mumbaikars Protest Against Autos and Taxis

The movement is gaining momentum with more newspapers covering the movement, more peope joining on website, facebook and twitter and people exchanging the news through word of mouth.

More blog posts are appearing and the article is further updated with recent blog posts.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Meter Jam - Mumbaikars' Protest Against Autos and Taxis

Meter Jam - Mumbaikar's Protest Against Autos and Taxis

The article is further updated with news item links and blog posts.

The article has attracted 640 page views so far and doing a good service for the social cause.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Meter Jam - Mumbaikars' Protest Against Autos and Taxis 12 August

Meter Jam - Mumbaikars' Protest Against Autos and Taxis

Knol is doing its bit for promoting this cause. 400 page views are registered so far for this article. More content is being added to provide more information to visitors about the event. More and more twitter messages are appearing supporting the event.

More news papers are covering and NGOs are expressing support.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Knol is able to Support Social Causes.

Knol article writing platform is contributing to the knowledge and mass communication areas significantly.

Knols authors are publishing very high end research papers, essays explaining the recent scientific theories and concepts, essays useful for classroom learning, essays useful for professionals in various fields, essays for common people to understand various issues and also article that support social causes.

Some of the articles are catching the attention of readers very quickly and within hours of publicatons they get hundred page views. Some of these knols or articles are identified in trending knol collection.

Today a knol is published on meter jam, a protest day in Mumbai against problems created by taxi services. The knol attracted around 70 page views in the first hour of publication.

Meter Jam - Mumbaikars' Protest Against Autos and Taxis

Thus the social media role of knol is getting fulfilled. Knol authors will support more social causes through their articles in future.

Trending Knols 7.8.2010

Trending Knols

A knol supporting a social cause is trending today.