There are a lot of volunteers who work on ground to take Planetskool forward. Many international volunteers now grace the Planetskool Support Network. Some Activities Conducted by Planetskool to increase its support network are Trips and Training Events. Some of these trips and events are showcased later. At present over 100 international volunteers are trying to bring Planetskool to their home Nations in Europe, Africa and Middle East.
Chess is a beautiful game. It channelizing the competing nature of humans on a 64 square board. It doesn’t discriminate among the players based on their skin color, gender, religion, background etc. It always provides equal opportunity for everyone and allows expansion of skills and imagination to infinite magnitude. Similarly, Planetskool wishes to be the platform for all children to learn with equal opportunity. (In picture) Children from a school and from an orphanages coming together on same platform, facing the same opponent in a chess simul. We need to make education systems provide equal opportunities as well.
Whenever Planetskool team goes for awareness and implementation campaigns, chess is always used as a tool to describe the idea and need of a Unified Education Platform, which is free and available equally to all.
Technology is not without a nature. An Atom Bomb which fell on Hiroshima carried with it fear, horror and guilt. A bidding or gambling website taps on greed and gambling nature. A computer virus is usually destructive and sneaky. In short, you cannot take away the intention from a product.
Planetskool is a technology based on COMPASSION. It wishes to tap the compassion among people, especially children. If world has to have a chance for true peace, then you need fingers which will not pull any trigger, tongues which will never abuse, thoughts which will wish well to all. The following are a few characteristics of Planetskool:
Planetskool has adopted a Five Point Manifesto, which drive its vision, mission and actions. They are briefly described here:1) ACcessible, Comprehensive and Equal EDucation for all (ACCEED) (सा विद्या या विमुक्तये)
To ensure that all the children of the planet receive equal and comprehensive education, irrespective of their economic background and privileges. The pain point is that the education is becoming increasingly unequal for children due to cost, quality and accessibility. This is having adverse educational and psychological effects of various kinds on all children. We must ensure that children learn to be friends with each other without biases and this manifesto goal is absolutely essential for that to happen.2) Planet Resource Expansion, Publication and Supply (PREPS) (विद्या दान परम दान)
The goal is to implement a framework based on fundamental taxonomy to allow everyone to contribute to the learning material and knowledge base of humanity. While we recommend open access to all resources, data can be kept private as well. Human knowledge and understanding of the universe keeps evolving. We must ensure this evolution takes place in a responsible and sustainable manner. To be able to calculate the human knowledge and as individual’s knowledge construction is essential in reaching a common understanding and putting the knowledge and deeds in right perspective among all of us. This will give encouragement to collaboration instead of blind competition among people and nations.
The wealth creation with moral responsibilities of the world leaders decides the future of the planet. We aim to improve education, especially higher education so as to create future leaders who put responsible and sustainable growth before monetary profit.4) Child Care & Rights Protection Force (CCRPF – Vayam Raksham) (ियम रक्षाम)
Child Labour, Child Abuse, human trafficking, begging, malnutrition, no access to education, less love and care, homelessness, drug abuse, bullying, diseases, depression and more such evils are there which affects our world’s children and hence affects our future adversely. It is our duty to protect the children from all forms of evil and Planetskool is designed to fight and defeat such evil. Goals suggested by UNCRC will be implemented using Planetskool.5) Planet Care & Collaborations(PCC – Vishwa Mitram)(िसुधैि कुटुम्बकम् - विश्वावमत्रम्)
If we all knew each other when we were young, we would all be friends and world would get rid of most of its problem arising due to misconceptions and miscommunications among people. We will put friendship first in our policy, and will work towards a friendly, collaborative and peaceful co- existence among nations.
Planetskool belongs to all those who adopt it. It will be gifted to all nations and to United Nations for their use. India being the source and first implementation of Planetskool, will act like the benchmark of its adaptation around the world. In future I foresee a lot of pedagogical innovation being evolved and OER being shared across Planet via Planetskool.PRESENTATION IN PARLIAMENT OF LITHUANIA
In December 2014, Mr Amod Kanth (ex-Super cop, General Secretary Prayas JAC Society) and Suneet S Mausil (CEO-Planetskool) gave a presentation about Planetskool in Parliament of Lithuania, in front of academicians from all over Europe and Heath Minister and Education Minister of Lithuania.PILOT IN ESTONIA
Estonia has been a close partner of Planetskool, with 6 schools and one college taking part in Planetskool actively. A trip to Estonia was made by Suneet S Mausil (CEO-Planetskool). This resulted in great response from Estonia, which also covered Planetskool in national newspapers.PLANETSKOOL SELF SCHOOL – YEMEN / PALESTINE / AFGHANISTAN
Planetskool Self School system is like a standalone school contained in a bag. It was gifted to Ambassador/diplomats of three nations, with aim to provide education in refugee camps, during the Planetskool Peace Conclave.
A trip to Afghanistan, meeting their first Lady and Education minister, and holding lots of events in their schools and University of Kabul is being planned with Embassy of Afghanistan in India and Embassy of India in Afghanistan.
Sattvic Capitalism and Entrepreneurship is the way towards Sustainable Development in all fields. Planetskool has adopted this sustainability model.
Education Platform has to include formal education, informal education, self study, group study, assessment, learning management and other such features. Though it’s paramount that the perspective and analytics of educations are set right for a student.Planetskool believes that education has to be:
Planetskool arranges learning in a manner that a student gets the perspective of learning evolved as per their own experiences. This effort is required to ensure that students don’t believe that education is just classroom study and examinations. Learn Lifelong and track your learnings using Planetskool.Planetskool promotes LIFELONG LEARNING as well as LIFELONG TEACHING.
Open Education Resources (OER) is key tool to impart education. In current age of Artificial Intelligence, Planetskool has created special formats for OER, which easily puts the usual media and text formats into its own format, and allow a lot of intelligence metadata and analytical enhancement to the OER.PlanetBrain Format for OE
Planetskool has created Planetbrain Artificial Intelligence Fremework, which will tell the user about what they have read, help them revise and plan their studies, projects and careers.
All common OER formats can be uploaded easily to Planetskool and then there are a set of tools to attach them with Planetbrain and create intelligent OER which also reads what a person has studies. This is the best form of micromanagement of personal and overall humanity’s knowledge and skill base.
Planetskool also adopts a five point taxonomy for OER. It divides OER into concept level mapping, and encourages the authors to map 100% with Planetbrain to create next age OER.OER from Institutes
Planetskool provides a simple framework, where within an institute environment, teachers and students can create and upload OER to Planetskool. This upload can also happen in offline manner, where the data is sent as DVD to Planetskool, who in turn sync it with main server.
Various institutes and bodies under government, NGO and private create OER. Planetskool can provide one stop location for all OER to rest and work intelligently evaluating what each student is learning.
Planetskool has Social Networking Features, which will mean capturing more time of a student on its platform than what is normally expected. It encourages each user to ‘Teach to Learn’. Teaching and promoting knowledge sharing is one key feature of Planetskool Taxonomy adopted for its OER.Supply of OER
One tough task is to make this OER available to all. Planetskool works offline, and via CSC kiosks and Planetskool Self School Systems, we can ensure offline delivery of OER as well. In future each mobile can have download OER on its disk, and can update the content from offline kiosks or from local institutions. They can also order content Online and it will get delivered to their door step by Planetskool team, in form of a DVD. This will save huge bandwidth and will assist reaching even the remotest parts of the world.
This is the architecture to promote connect of educational institutions with industry and other entities, and to promote connect theory with practical application. This in combination of sattvism approach, can accelerate entrepreneurship and sustainable R&D. Here are a few points we are implementing in RACE R&D.1) Virtual Research & Development Lab
In ‘Vayam Raksham’ framework, we have tried to put child protection at center of Planetskool. It achieves a very fast moving environment for case filing, tracking and participation from all stake holders. A few features of this framework:
If this framework is adopted by the stakeholders, then we can collectively solve any case at fast pace, and also take collective preventive actions. Prayas JAC Society is leading this effort to adopt this framework.
Prayas, as you are aware, is a national level child, women and community-centred, gender sensitive and humanitarian development organization. Since its inception in 1988, it has remained deeply committed to address the cause of the deprived and exploited children, youth & women over multiple issues with intensive service interventions including those dealing with trafficking, child and forced labour, slavery and exploitation. Through its 242 Centres served by over 700 professionals across 09 States/UTs of India through a network of 46 Homes/ Shelters/ Helplines, the organization deals in routine with thousands of such cases. Our 53 livelihood and skill development Centres directly serve 15,000 youth and women, among 50,000 beneficiaries whom we access in routine.
Statistics is the study of the collection, analysis, interpretation, presentation, and organization of data. In applying statistics to, e.g., a scientific, industrial, or societal problem, it is conventional to begin with a statistical population or a statistical model process to be studied. Populations can be diverse topics such as "all persons living in a country" or "every atom composing a crystal". Statistics deals with all aspects of data including the planning of data collection in terms of the design of surveys and experiments. When census data cannot be collected, statisticians collect data by developing specific experiment designs and survey samples. Representative sampling assures that inferences and conclusions can safely extend from the sample to the population as a whole. An experimental study involves taking measurements of the system under study, manipulating the system, and then taking additional measurements using the same procedure to determine if the manipulation has modified the values of the measurements. In contrast, an observational study does not involve experimental manipulation.
A standard statistical procedure involves the test of the relationship between two statistical data sets, or a data set and a synthetic data drawn from idealized model. An hypothesis is proposed for the statistical relationship between the two data sets, and this is compared as an alternative to an idealized null hypothesis of no relationship between two data sets. Rejecting or disproving the null hypothesis is done using statistical tests that quantify the sense in which the null can be proven false, given the data that are used in the test. Working from a null hypothesis, two basic forms of error are recognized: Type I errors (null hypothesis is falsely rejected giving a "false positive") and Type II errors (null hypothesis fails to be rejected and an actual difference between populations is missed giving a "false negative"). Multiple problems have come to be associated with this framework: ranging from obtaining a sufficient sample size to specifying an adequate null hypothesis.
To create a platform to cover all facets of education, we knew we need three important tools. One was to connect everyone with everyone seamlessly, second was to create a customizable tool creator that can create new systems and features faster than traditional programming, and last but not the least it needed to evolve on its own using Artificial Intelligence.
Therefore Planetskool is based on three technology pillars.1) पृथ्वीयोग – Social Integration Platform
We created a platform for safe and meaningful connect among people depending on their academic and cultural tastes. This is mature, safe and useful in promoting positive connect among people for studying, exploring and celebrating together. This will effectively promote healthy online friendships and safeguard people against the ill effects of current social networking platforms such as bullying and time waste on pointless activities.
This pillar is to ensure that all stakeholders are able to connect and communicate easily, and are provided tools which are useful for easy access to educational resources available on Planetskool. Basic social networking, chatting, messaging, SMS, file storage, emails, video conferencing and other such features are enabled.
It is extremely flexible technology, where new developments can take place without touching the source code. This is brand new technique which allows lightning fast development of MIS and other data management systems.
This pillar is needed to provide a customizable platform which can be used and evolved quickly for implementing different tools for education. Using state of the art tools of automatic intelligent forms, Planetskool is capable of creating complex knowledge management structures without programming, by just using its UI and forms. This makes it easy for non-programmers to eventually create own customized knowledge management frameworks and ERP/MIS modules, using Planetskool.
This pillar is futuristic artificial intelligence framework which will provide expert systems, educational analytics and a counselling system for all students. This forms the invisible base of all things on Planetskool, and is capable of predicting the entire knowledge base of humanity and individual, nation and sector wise analysis of educational research.