Direct Knowledge is a community driven end-to-end learning platform where professionals can self-publish articles, books, and courses — and students can learn directly from them.
Here is how Direct Knowledge is helping both students and professionals
There are over 500 million blogs worldwide and over 2 million blog posts daily. The majority of these online articles are not written by professionals for educational purposes.
Our online articles are educational and written by knowledgeable and experienced professionals
Direct Knowledge has your online learning needs covered. We have educational and scholarly articles in fields ranging from actuarial science to zoology. All of our articles are available for free to anyone at any time.
Over 1 million books are self-published every year. Conversely, the five largest U.S. publishing companies account for approximately 80% of the book selling market share. Given these two things, how can professionals get their self-published books in front of an audience and help students to find them?
The Direct Knowledge bookstore provides a place for professionals to self-publish and promote their educational books
Our self-publishing platform helps authors target a specific audience for their book. Our bookstore has unique offerings that more effectively help students learn how to learn a subject.
Approximately 70% of high school graduating Americans will attend a college or university. However, less than two-thirds of these students will finish their degree. How many students have access to affordable educational content that will help prepare them for their classes?
We offer online learning courses designed by professionals for students to supplement their university and college classes
Direct Knowledge offers a variety of web courses for students. These courses are created by experienced professionals but are still affordable. We work with professionals to help them create and then launch their own online courses.
Current social media sites are not intentionally designed to be collaborative learning communities. A collegial space is needed where students and professionals can help each other accomplish their goals.
Our worldwide community is a place that is designed for collaboration between students and professionals
The Direct Knowledge online community allows students the opportunity to interact with professionals in their area of study, as well as other students. In addition, community collaboration allows for professionals to seek the aid of editors, proofreaders and peer reviewers. Our worldwide community also allows for the integration of courses and books created by our professionals into an active student user base.
The Flow of Direct Knowledge
Personal Growth: From Former Self To Self
As individuals, nobody gets to know us better than ourselves. Think back two years ago. What were you doing? How were you acting? The chances that two years ago you wouldn’t be recognizable might seem outlandish, but as individuals, we are constantly growing. Our growth comes from interacting with a variety of stimuli, including people, places, and things. The media we consume, the food we eat, and the people we meet all go into our growth. As we grow, so does our knowledge. At the heart of every big step in your life, the way you use the knowledge you have will dictate the growth you’re seeing in yourself as you move towards the most perfect form of you that you can be.
The Human Desire for Personal Growth
A big part of coming into your own is building knowledge. Some knowledge comes through the natural flows of human experience. A lot of direct knowledge, however, needs to be embraced and sought after. As children in grade school, the process of learning sometimes may seem tedious and boring. That is, until we see something or learn something that sparks a flame inside of us. That flame is the human desire for personal growth, and personal growth comes from any sort of knowledge that you obtain at the individual level. Direct Knowledge provides users with the ability to embrace personal growth at any point in your life that you could see it being beneficial.
To truly understand one’s self, the dedication to personal growth must feel natural, and not forced. For any habit to stick, it must be one that provides the individual with that same spark we all feel when we find our favorite subject in school. Direct Knowledge is here to ensure every individual is ready to rediscover their spark, or spread their flame for knowledge into new realms of learning.
Cultural Change: From Parent To Child
Learning does not simply start on the first day of school. From the moment we are born, parents provide us with teaching and guidance. While parents do not sit toddlers down and formally instruct them on how to be toddlers, they provide cultural teaching about the ways to act, behave, and interact with others. The essential experience as a child of having parents to guide you through the early, formative stages of life is priceless. In a lot of ways, children need the guidance at this stage more than ever. Sure, K-12 programs and college courses will provide them with a strong foundation for knowledge. Students entering a new school level, however, are only capable of succeeding in an institution if they are culturally skilled on how to act and behave.
The experience of a child learning from a parent is one of the most basic human processes for knowledge sharing. The knowledge obtained by a child from parents is something that forms their mood and actions for the rest of their lives. Likewise, parents benefit from the experience by watching their own child grow into a functioning adult. There are few experiences more rewarding than raising a child, as many parents will attest. The experience is rewarding because the knowledge being passed down culturally from parent to child will help both grow together as intelligent individuals working for a better world.
The parent/child relationship proves to be one of the most influential passages of knowledge in our entire lives. Also, adults can mentor children in various settings. At the core of the parent to child relationship is an adult looking for the best possible future for the child, provided through knowledge and cultural insights into how to be a proper person.
Education: From Professional To Student
Education is a vital institution at all levels. In fact, it’s the only institution that provides insights and examples about the human experience and what it’ll take to thrive as an individual. While other institutions center on goals focused on the organization itself, the goal of education is to simply spread knowledge, and importantly, teach the ability to acquire new knowledge. Knowledge is a human right, and it’s made possible thanks to the relationship between professionals and students. The transition from student to professional seems steep. The process, which can lead students through undergraduate work all the way to doctoral studies and beyond, involves a lot of research. The passage of knowledge from professional to student is essential for both roles.
For students, the goal is to learn and absorb the knowledge available to become a professional. Without the insights of professionals in the field, students would not be able to grow in their knowledge. While they may be able to read about subjects and theories, students require the guidance of professionals who know the information as if it were innate to their being. Only then is it possible for the passage of knowledge to grow in a meaningful and permanent way.
The experience of the professional in relation to working with students is also one of benefit. Sharing information and findings with students can assist professionals in building their understanding of what they know. If you read something, you may know it on the surface level. If you can teach the information to others, especially those with less knowledge than you, the experience proves to be insightful and incredibly rewarding. Not to mention, the passage of knowledge from professional to student allows various academic fields to grow and flourish for decades to come.
The Uses of Direct Knowledge
Discovering the Story of Humankind and the World Around Us
The key to any great thinker is curiosity. An inquiry into the world around us can lead us to incredible places. Direct Knowledge is a vital tool for these sorts of inquiries. The world is full of mystery, and a huge part of that can be the moments that push us forward. In many cases, great people are a culmination of all the work that comes before them. Education and knowledge are collaborative processes. If someone is the mind behind something, there are likely many others who contributed to that person and that moment. Direct Knowledge focuses on the breadth of great work. By looking at the people behind the ideas, as well as the ideas themselves, we can track centuries of progress in knowledge. Everyone reading Direct Knowledge today is, in part, an actor in a larger play. The world is full of people who love to learn.
By accessing the expanses of the universe, we can understand ourselves better. That can mean things like where we come from, as well as how we act. Every realm of knowledge and education have roles to play here. The sciences and liberal arts are both parts of a bigger picture. To understand some of life’s most complex problems, knowledge helps us learn all we need to know about who we are.
Understanding Our Knowledge
Direct Knowledge aims to expand our understanding of knowledge. If you want to study a new area, you can read the basics, as well as the history of the field. It’s all a part of a larger web of connected parts, in which all lifelong learners participate. The explorations of the universe that occur through knowledge assist us in writing new chapters of humankind’s journey. Every field of study has a role to play, so let’s discuss the applications of each of them. In their own objective way, each major field contributes to one another through the acceleration of our minds.
Applications to the applied sciences, formal sciences, natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities
Applications to each major field of knowledge allow us to do two things. One, we understand the information more deeply. Two, we understand the ways in which it contributes to our experience. If you’re curious about the applications for each field, let’s discuss their importance.
Applied Sciences, Formal Sciences, and Natural Sciences
Often thought of as the scientific branches of knowledge, these categories deal with our innate human experience. The applied sciences dictate ways we operate as members of humankind. The formal sciences help us to master the process by which we explore the world around us. Lastly, the natural sciences build our understanding of new forms of innovation and progress. Each field helps us build an understanding of the human experience and journey. For a lot of students and professionals, these fields of science help us build an overall knowledge of the living elements of humankind. Of course, our environment helps lead us to the liberal sciences, including social science and the humanities.
Social Sciences and the Humanities
Applying the social sciences to our lives means understanding how we work and interact with one another. If you want to know why someone acts or behaves the way they do, it can be explained using subjective inquiry and scientific methodology. The combination of the two helps provide a look into the brain, the body’s reaction to events and people, as well as the inner most depths of human emotion and interaction.
Likewise, the humanities focus on the study of humans. In fields like journalism and philosophy, we see a natural form of human communication that inspires thought and problem solving. While many support philosophical studies, actually participating in philosophical inquiry includes a lot of reading past thinkers’ works, as well as building on that thinking. Furthermore, work in library science and visual arts helps us interact with the study of humans through organized study.
How to Use the Content on Direct Knowledge
Direct Knowledge aims to assist you to further your understanding of everything and anything. By interacting with articles, electronic books, and courses, on Direct Knowledge, you can broaden your knowledge, as well as further your understanding of things you enjoy. In a lot of ways, the content on Direct Knowledge guides you every step of the way. Articles are a wonderful way to engage with new topics. At no cost, you can read about the basics. Plus, catch up on current events.
Find something you really love? Try out a course on Direct Knowledge in that subject. With various levels and difficulties, you can learn all there is to know right here on the website. Considering how much college courses cost, the price is also much more friendly for your wallet. Plus, you can buy electronic books to further your studies. Both courses and electronic books can help supplement content in college courses you might be taking. If you’ve graduated, use these resources to work on your studies solo.
Another great feature of content on Direct Knowledge is the online community. Members on Direct Knowledge have the ability to communicate on all articles and posts. If you have a thought for a piece, then comment to start a discussion. Reading and taking courses helps to teach us, but we can also instruct one another. A vital resource in the learning process is a community. Here at Direct Knowledge, we’re all in this together.
Embrace Learning in Every Manner
Knowledge has no limits. Likewise, learning never stops, even as an adult in a professional career. Between articles, books, and courses, there are numerous resources for you here. Embrace the power of Direct Knowledge by becoming a member today.